Leslie Ann Rissberger
Leslie Ann Rissberger died on May 4, 2011 at her home on Lake Sammamish, WA. Leslie was born in Stayton, Oregon to Norman and Carol Rauscher. She grew up in many places as her father was a career Air Force officer yet she considered Stayton, OR her home. She graduated from Oregon State University in 1982 and attained a subsequent MBA from the University of Washington. She held positions in the Public Accounting and Finance Management field for 25 years at firms including Price Waterhouse and Microsoft. Leslie and her family lived in Redmond, WA for the last 25 years where she was an active part of the local community. Leslie married Bill Rissberger, a classmate at Oregon State, in 1983. They raised two sons, Michael and Jacob who attended Redmond schools, graduating from Redmond High School. Mike is a graduating senior at the US Military Academy in West Point, New York and Jake is a sophomore at the University of Washington in Seattle. Leslie was always an active part of their various athletic and school activities, making many friends in the area along the way. She was best known for organizing events with friends and family that always had a fun twist and great food. Sumo wrestlers, Crab races and BBQ’s for baseball teams were all arranged to be on time and in good humor. Leslie had a zest for life that was unbounded. She will always be remembered as being a bright and irreplaceable part of everyone’s life, and will be greatly missed. Leslie’s parents, Norm and Carol Rauscher still live in the Stayton, Oregon area. Her two brothers Jeff and Greg Rauscher live on the east coast in Virginia. Leslie’s memorial service will be held at St. Jude’s church in Redmond on June 9 at 7:00pm. Subsequent burial will be in the St Boniface Catholic Cemetery in Sublimity, Oregon. Anyone wishing to contribute in Leslie’s memory may do so by sending donations to the Ray Rauscher St Mary’s Scholarship Fund, c/o Rick Schindler, St Mary’s Catholic School, 1066 North 6th Street, Stayton, OR 97383. For additional information please contact Rick Schindler at 503.769.2718 or visit their web page at www.stmarystayton.org. Friends are invited to get directions, view photos and share memories in the family’s online guest book at www.flintofts.com.
Arrangements are entrusted to Flintoft’s Funeral Home and Crematory, 425-392-6444.