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Leonard Francis Risch
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Leonard Francis Risch, 71, of Fulton passed away on Friday, November 17, 2017 at his home.

He was born in Goodrich, Wisconsin on June 13, 1946, the son of the late Albert F. Risch and the late Veronica (Votava) Risch. He was one of fifteen children.

Leonard proudly served his country in the United States Marine Corp during the Vietnam War. He retired from AZZ where he worked as a wireman. Bird watching was his passion. He was always willing to share his vast knowledge with his family and friends. An avid outdoorsman, he also loved hunting and fishing. His granddaughters enjoyed his ability to cure and smoke meat. Time spent with his family was very important to him.

He is survived by his partner of 38 years, Anita Risch of Fulton; son, Brian Risch; daughter, Carrie Sue Helmich (Robin Viellieux) of Moberly; grandchildren, Mikeila and Alyssa Helmich; and several siblings, nieces and nephews.

Funeral services will be held at 7:00 p.m. on Tuesday, November 21, 2017 at Maupin Funeral Home in Fulton with Pastor Bruce Williamson officiating. The family will receive friends from 6:00 p.m. until the time of service at the funeral home. Interment with Military Honors will be in Missouri Veteran’s Cemetery in Jacksonville, Mo. at 10:00 a.m. on Wednesday, November 22, 2017.

Memorial donations are suggested to VFW Post 2657 or Central Missouri Honor Flight, c/o Maupin Funeral Home, 301 Douglas Boulevard, Fulton, MO 65251.

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