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Robert P. “Skipper” Rislove


Wed, Jul 30th, 2014
Posted in Rushford Obituaries

Robert P. ”Skipper” Rislove, 76, of Rushford, Minn. died on Saturday, July 26, 2014, at the Good Shepherd Lutheran Home in Rushford.

Skipper was born on December 21, 1937, in Rushford to Peter and Hildred (Erickson) Rislove. He lived all of his life in Rushford. Skipper graduated from Rushford High School in 1955. He served in the U.S. National Guard for six years. On June 10, 1958, he married Janet Thompson. Skipper enjoyed farming and drove truck for many area companies. In his spare time he enjoyed restoring John Deere tractors, deer hunting and Skipper loved NASCAR, especially #3, Dale Senior.

He is survived by his wife, Janet; four children: Heidi (Linden) Johnson, Lynn Rislove, Robin Rislove, and Scott (Angela) Rislove all of Rushford; eight grantchildren: Erica, Nicole, Adam, Casey, Chelsey, Emily, Sonja, and Wyatt; 14 great-grandchildren; and by two brothers: Doug Rislove and Dave (Mary) Rislove, both of Rushford.

Skipper was preceded in death by his parents, and a sister-in-law, JoAnn Rislove.

The funeral service will be at 1 p.m. on Monday, August, 4, at Rushford Lutheran Church with the Rev. Roger Michaelson officiating. Burial will be in the Rushford Lutheran Cemetery. Visitation will be from 4 to 7 p.m. on Sunday, at Hoff Funeral and Cremation Service in Rushford and one hour prior to the service on Monday at the church.

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