Stanley Alfred Risner
Stan, as he was known, was a gentle soul who loved God and people his entire life. He could make small talk with strangers, yet also could speak of deep things with those he knew well. We often jested about Stan being born in Roswell, NM. He was certainly a unique and delightful man, full of good stories and jokes to keep tense situations light.
He enjoyed his 50-year career as a grocery clerk, the last half being with Whole Foods where he earned the 50,000 Hours Award in 2019. It was a joy for him to fill the shelves and offer great customer service to shoppers, as he knew his products well.
As an ordained minister and fellow human, he also knew "his product" well, evident by the compassion and care he demonstrated wherever there was a need. Stan served in many churches in his lifetime, but for the past 6 years his local family was at Sherwood Community Friends Church, where he occasionally had the honor of sharing the pulpit on a Sunday morning.
A Memorial Service is planned for 10:30 Saturday, September 26, 2020 at the Sherwood Community Friends Church. Due to COVID-19 restrictions, only 40 family/closest friends without technology will be allowed at the church. The event will be streamed Live for others at sherwoodfriends.org/church-online
Married for 42 years, Stan is survived by his wife, Roxane Risner of Sherwood OR; daughter, Kathryn Stauffer of Newberg, OR; three grandsons who loved their "Pop", Shepard, Jamison, and Remington Stauffer of Newberg OR; his sister, Marcya(Paul) Cox of Mesa, AZ; his brother, Jonathan (Cathy) Risner of Tracy and seven nieces and a nephew.
Joining his son, Philip Risner, Stan passed away peacefully in the presence of his wife who imagines him being greeted by His Lord saying, "Well done, good and faithful servant; you have been faithful over a few things, I will make you ruler over many things. Enter into the joy of your Lord."