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Raymond Rison

    Raymond E. Rison, age 92 of Stromsburg, NE, formerly of York, NE, died Wednesday, January 31, 2024 in York. He was born on October 14, 1931 to Smith and Emma (Baumann) Rison in Hiawatha, KS. On May 30, 1958 he was united in marriage to Gertrude Vice in Falls City, NE. She later passed away. On August 9, 2008 he was married to Amy Shaw Rison in York.

    Raymond proudly served our country in the Army National Guard. He was a foreman at Champion Home Builders in York for 30 years, and a member of Stromsburg Evangelical Free Church. He enjoyed bowling, gardening, and was a ‘Jack of all Trades”. He was a wonderful, loving husband and father.

    He is survived by his wife Amy of Stromsburg, son Darrell Rison, of San Diego, CA, daughter Dr. Deanna (Jeff) Edwards of Omaha, NE, step-children Lori Shaw of Grand Rapids, MI, Kathryn (Dave) Danch of Lincoln, NE, Matt (Jody) Shaw of York, Nyla (Ken) Young of Colorado Springs, CO, Patrick J and Denise Shaw of Hickman, NE. Two granddaughters Lauren and Lily Edwards, many step-grandchildren and step-great grandchildren, nieces, nephews and a host of friends.

    He was preceded in death by his parents, two brothers, three sisters, and stepson Mark.

    Funeral services are scheduled for 10:00 a.m., Monday, February 19, 2024 at the Evangelical Free Church in Stromsburg, with the Reverend Keet Redden officiating. Interment will follow at Greenwood Cemetery in York. Visitation will be held from 1-8 p.m. on Sunday, February 18, with the family greeting friends from 2-4 p.m., that afternoon, all at Metz Mortuary in York. Memorials may be directed to Mid America Nazarene University Foundation:

    Raymond Rison Fund
    c/o MNU Foundation
    2030 E College Way
    Olathe, KS 66062

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