Carl W. Rische, 77, went to be with Jesus on April 14, 2023, in Great Falls, Montana. He is survived by his loving wife of 55 years, Sheryl Eldfrick Rische, his four children; Christopher (Christine) Rische of St. Louis, Mark Rische of Great Falls, Jeremy (Rhonda) Rische of Lynden and Jenifer (Richard) Wade of Orlando, as well as his ten grandchildren, an aunt, two cousins and many friends.
Carl was born in Denver, Colorado on February 10, 1946, to Charles W. and Eleanor (Norris) Rische. He attended schools in Denver and graduated from North High School in 1964. After graduation he went on to attend Colorado Sate College for one year, before beginning his military career in the US Navy in 1966. The Navy sent Carl and his family to duty stations from Coast to Coast. No matter where they were, the family always found lifelong friendships in the churches they attended. In addition to his duties in the Navy, Carl also serviced the Lord in some capacity in every church he attended, even the newest one- New City.
After retiring from the Navy in 1990, Carl and his partners, Tom Rogers and Dennis Doll started and built-up Whidbey Homes for Rent and Homes for Rent Services in Oak Harbor, WA. After 31 years, the three partners retired in late 2021, at which time Carl and Sheryl moved to Great falls.
Carl enjoyed many hobbies including model trains, photography, hunting and shooting. He and Sheryl loved taking trips to the mountains- the Methow Valley being their favorite. After moving to Montana, they continued their trips getting to know their new home state.
Throughout his life, Jesus, the church, and missions were important to Carl. Anyone who cares to, may donate in Carl’s name to :
JAARS C/O Wycliffe Bible Translators P.O Box 628200 Orlando, FL 32862-8200 Or at Wycliffe.org/donate
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