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Grant Donovan Risa


Grant Donovan Risa passed away from natural causes on Thursday, June 26, 2014, at the age of 94 at Frances Mahon Deaconess Hospital in Glasgow, Mont.

He was born Dec. 17, 1919, to Martin and Thea (Blikken) Risa. He was one of seven children and called Opheim home his entire life. He proudly served in the Army during World War II where he earned the Purple Heart.

On May 20, 1949, he married Patricia Taylor in Rockglen, Saskatchewan. They farmed northeast of Opheim where they raised their sons, Wayne and Billy. In 1973, Wayne was tragically killed in an automobile accident.

He loved horses, w...

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