CHAFFEE, Mo. -- Arlie Otis Rister Jr., 72, of Chaffee died Wednesday, Dec. 15, 2004, at his home.
He was born July 7, 1932, at Chaffee, son of Arlie and Dora Stidham Rister Sr. He and Bonnie Mantel were married Oct. 14, 1957.
Rister retired as an engineer with Frisco Railroad Co. and Burlington Northern Railroad in Chaffee. He was a member of Calvary Baptist Church, VFW Post 3127, 32nd Degree member of Chaffee Masonic Lodge 615, and former member of Elks Lodge.
He was a U.S. Army veteran of the Korean Conflict.
Survivors include his wife; two sons, Rusty and Ron Rister; a daughter, Robin Rister; a brother, Charles "Sonny" Rister, all of Chaffee; five grandchildren; three stepgrandchildren; and five great-stepgrandchildren.
He was preceded in death by his parents.
Friends may call at Amick-Burnett Funeral Chapel in Chaffee after 5 p.m. today. A Masonic service will be held at 7 p.m.
The funeral will be at 2 p.m. Saturday at the chapel, with the Rev. Jack Bishop officiating. Burial will be in Union Park Cemetery, with graveside rites by VFW Post 3127.