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Lloyd 'Boots' J Riske

September 12, 1934 — December 12, 2020

Lloyd “Boots” Riske, age 86, Manawa, passed away peacefully to eternal life at home on Saturday, December 12, 2020, surrounded by his family. He was born on September 12, 1934 in the Town of Union to the late Ernest and Elsie (Rindt) Riske. He served in the US Army from 1957-1959. He married Lois Peterson at Zion Lutheran Church in Manawa, Wisconsin on September 9, 1967. Boots owned and operated Riske Plumbing and Electric for most of his life. As Boots would tell you, he also had the largest pig farm in the Town of Union for many years. Boots enjoyed spending time with family and friends, family camping trips, hunting, fishing, playing softball, going to the casino, watching the Packers and the Brewers and playing cards. Boots especially enjoyed hunting mule deer and antelope out west with his son, father, father-in-law and many friends, which he did for many years. Boots entertained all with his quick wit and colorful true stories. He will be deeply missed by all who knew him. He was a lifelong member of St. Mark Lutheran Church in Symco.

He is survived by his wife of 53 years, Lois; daughter: Michelle (Ryan) Poppy; son: Dan (Stephanie) Riske; grandsons: Cade and Reese Poppy; step-grandson: Darin Poppy; granddaughters: Abigail, Emma, and Amollia Riske; sister: Judy Jorgenson and brother-in-law: Ken Jorgenson; sister-in-law: Karen Riske; brothers-in-law: Robert Peterson and Kenny Peterson. He is also survived by many nieces and nephews and many friends.

Besides his parents, he was preceded in death by his father and mother-in-law, Mavin and Inez Peterson; brother: Orville Riske; sister: Beverly Vandergate; and brother-in-law: Franklin “Pete” Vandergate; brother and sister-in-law: George and Elayne Anderson; sisters-in-law: Paula Peterson and Pat Peterson; nephews: Rodney Vandergate, Bradley Peterson, Kelly Peterson, Keith Jorgenson, and great-nephew Travis Plumb.

The funeral service for Boots will be held on Wednesday, December 16, 2020 at 11:00 a.m. at St. Mark Lutheran Church in Symco with Rev. Jeffrey Smiles officiating. Burial will be in Union Cemetery in Symco. A visitation for Boots will be held on Tuesday, December 15, 2020 from 4-7 p.m. at the Cline-Hanson-Dahlke Life Celebration Center of Manawa and on Wednesday at the church from 10:00 a.m. until the time of the service.

We realize that because of Covid, some may not feel comfortable attending. The family understands and would prefer you do what is best for you.


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  • 176 N. Bridge St.
    Manawa, Wisconsin 54949
  • and also at the church on Wednesday from 10:00 a.m. until the time of the service

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St. Mark Lutheran Church
  • N7534 Church St.
    Manawa, Wisconsin 54949
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