Chester "Chet" J. Rizor

July 04, 2004 ~ April 20, 2004


Mount Gilead, Ohio


Calling Hours Will Not Be Observed


Graveside Service Only


Iberia Cemetery, Iberia, Ohio

Chester “Chet” Rizor, 77, of Marion Street, Mount Gilead died Tuesday, April 20, 2004 in the home of his son.

Mr. Rizor was born July 4, 1926 in Galion, Ohio, the son of the late John W. and Alma (Dye) Rizor. He served as a parachutist in the U.S. Army Airborne during WWII and received two Bronze Stars. He worked for various oil well drilling companies and then was the canteen manager for the V.F.W. Post #8054 for 20 years. He also belonged to American Legion Post and Am Vet Post #87. Mr. Rizor enjoyed fishing and was an avid mushroom hunter.

He is survived by three sons Jim (Christine) Rizor, David (Lori) Rizor, and Lee (Beth) Rizor all of Mount Gilead, Ohio; five daughters Terri (Gary) Kehrwecker, Diane (Larry) Chalfant, both of Mount Gilead, Ohio, Bonnie (Dave) Benedict, Julie (Mike) Hunt, both of Cardington, Ohio and Jennifer (Brian) Randolph of Galion, Ohio; 14 grandchildren; six great grandchildren; and a sister Evelyn McClarren of Iberia, Ohio.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife, Mary Ann Tennant Rizor on September 10, 1994, whom he married November of 1949, a brother Kenneth Rizor and a granddaughter, Nikki Landon.

Graveside services will be conducted by Pastor Bill Kuhn Saturday, April 24 in Iberia Cemetery at 10:00 am. Military honors will be provided by Mount Gilead VFW and Am Vets Posts. Memorial contributions may be made to Hospice of Morrow County, P.O. Box 86, Mount Gilead, Ohio 43338. Arrangements are in care of the Craven & Snyder Funeral Home. Condolences may be expressed to the family at

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