Mary (Holtz) Rishling, 59, Nappanee, died at 5:41 p.m., Saturday, at Elkhart General Hospital unexpectedly after a short illness.
She was born Aug. 11, 1953 in LaPorte, to Ralph and Lucille (Raymond) Holtz.
Mary was a graduate of LaPorte High School. On July 19, 1975, she married Robert Rishling in LaPorte. Mary and Robert moved to Nappanee in 1992 from Florida. She had worked at Tri-County Ambulance Service for the last 11 years. She loved her grandchildren and enjoyed gardening.
Surviving are her husband, Robert “Bob” Rishling; daughter, Christa (Travis) Burkholder, Nappanee; son, Chad (Bethany) Rishling, Milford; grandchildren, Tylor Rishling, Wyatt Johnson, Tucker and Waylon Burkholder, Kennedy and Ryan Brinkhoff; sisters, Marlene Alsfasser, South Bend, Judy Gearhart, Knox, Cherie (Jerry) Hoover, Hanna, Karen (Jim) Carney, Nappanee, Sally Holtz, Westville, Debra Holtz, Knox, Sue Holtz, LaPorte, Cindy (Jon) Eichelberg, Westville, Kathy (Mark) Rogers, St. Louis, Mo.; and brothers, Ralph (Tina) Holtz, Valparaiso, Jeff (Cindy) Holtz, Phoenix, Ariz.
She was preceded in death by her parents.
Family and friends may call from 2 to 8 p.m. Friday at Thompson-Lengacher & Yoder Funeral Home, Nappanee. Funeral services will be at 11a.m., Saturday at the funeral home. The Rev. Janet McFall- Brown will officiate. Cremation will follow.
Memorial contributions may be given to American Heart Association.