Olen Risner

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Olen Risner, 83, of Medford, died Wednesday (Nov. 22, 2000) at Hearthstone Manor.

No service is planned.

Memorial contributions may be made to Alzheimer’s Research Alliance of Oregon, P.O. Box 10051, Portland, OR 97296-0051.

He was born on Jan. 16, 1917, in Russett, Okla.

On June 18, 1938, in Marietta, Okla., he married LaWana Overstreet, who survives. He moved to the Rogue Valley in 1946 from White Sands, N.M.

Mr. Risner was in charge of a German POW Camp at Camp House, Texas, during World War II. He worked as a painting contractor and owned his own paint contracting business. He was a 32 Degree Mason. Mr. Risner enjoyed fishing, hunting, baseball and playing dominos.

In addition to his wife, survivors include two daughters, Carol Lapp, Shady Cove, and Barbara Eddowes, Las Vegas; four sisters, Edna Miller, Ashland, Fannie Elmore, Lawton, Okla., Ruth Young, Durant, Okla., and Margaret Rasmussen, Tumwater, Wash.; four grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by two brothers, Carl and Lawrence; and two sisters, Jewell and Faye.

Arrangements: Perl Funeral Home, Medford