Patti Rissler, 54, Wal-Mart cashier

By on December 21, 2011

Patti L. (Heisey) Rissler, 54, of Stevens, passed away Monday, Dec. 12, 2011 at her residence.

She was born in Lancaster to the late Norman and Elizabeth (Koser) Heisey and was the wife of the late Melvin N. Rissler.

Patti was a member of Ephrata Church of the Brethren and worked as a cashier for Wal-Mart.

Patti is survived by a son: Jonathan E., at home; three daughters: Sarah E., wife of Randy Diem, of Ephrata; Rebekah E., of Coatesville; and Heather N., at home; four stepsons; and two stepdaughters.

In addition to her husband and parents, she was preceded in death by her husband and a son: Matthew A.; a daughter: Rachel L.; and stepson: Elam.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions in Patti’s memory may be made to Ephrata Church of the Brethren, c/o Deacon Fund to help toward the funeral and household expenses of the family, 201 Crescent Ave, Ephrata, PA 17522.

A memorial service was held on Dec. 16 at Ephrata Church of the Brethren, with Pastor Galen Hackman and Pastor Rob Eshelman officiating. Private interment was held at the convenience of the family.

Arrangements were made by Stradling Funeral Homes Inc., Akron/Ephrata. Online condolences can be given at

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