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Doris Rischar

January 23, 1919 ~ March 14, 2019 (age 100)

   Doris C. Rischar, 100, formerly of 2829 College Avenue in Quincy, died March 14, 2019 at Bradford Villa.
   A daughter of Edward A. and Alta Cate Kopsieker, Mrs. Rischar was born January 23, 1919 in Paloma, Illinois. She married Bernard J. Rischar April 27, 1946 in Quincy. He died September 8, 1990.
    Mrs. Rischar graduated from Quincy High School in 1936. She began her career as a registered nurse after graduating in 1940 from Quincy's St. Mary Hospital School of Nursing. The local nurse shortage created by World War II inspired Mrs. Rischar to accept a position as a nurse's aide instructor through the National Youth Administration. She then became a private duty nurse. Following many years at home with her family, Doris returned to nursing and was a night supervisor at Good Samaritan Home. She retired in 1975.
    Mrs. Rischar was a member of St. Peter Catholic Church and was a Girl Scout leader at the parish school. Doris belonged to Chapter FH P.E.O; Dorothy Quincy Chapter, Daughters of the American Revolution; the American Red Cross; and St. Mary Hospital Nurses' Alumnae.
    Surviving are her daughters Marilyn Foley and her husband Mark of Pingree Grove and Patricia Alice Rischar of Quincy. Grandchildren include Aaron Foley and Susan Foley of Carpentersville, Sarah Foley of Florissant, MO, and Kent Rischar Haroz and his wife Molly of Dublin, OH. There are five great-grandchildren; Shelby Foley, Matthew Foley, Nicholas Foley, Nora Haroz, and Sammy Haroz. One sister, Joan Kerkhoff, her husband Joseph and their son Jeffrey Kerkhoff of Quincy also survive.
    In addition to her husband, Mrs. Rischar was preceded in death by an infant granddaughter, Angela Rischar Haroz and a sister, Alice Stahl Vogel.
    Funeral services will be held Saturday morning (March 23, 2019) at 11:00 at St. Peter Catholic Church, 2600 Maine Street, Quincy with Rev. Aaron Kuhn officiating.  Burial will be in Calvary Cemetery.
    Visitation will be Saturday morning (March 23, 2019) from 10:00 until the time of services at St. Peter Catholic Church.
    Memorials may be made to the Arthritis Foundation or to Quincy's St. Peter School.
    The family wishes to acknowledge the care and kindness of Bradford Villa's staff and of Patricia's friend, Robert Dittmer of Quincy.
    Arrangements are in the care of the Zehender Robinson Stormer Cookson Funeral Home. 


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