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Again the Great Reaper has gathered another sheaf; one more of Polo’s men has been gathered home to the Loving Father. Geo. W. Rizner, son of J. L. and Catherine Pike Rizner was born at Welsh Run, Pa. August 18, 1858 and passed away at his country home near Polo, April 15, 1926. When a small child he came to his city with his father, and with the exception of ten years spent in Iowa, had always lived in or near Polo. On March 18, 1897 he was united in marriage to Miss Anna Pyfer, also of Polo, who with his five brothers and three remaining sisters and a host of friends remain to mourn his departure. The brothers are Frank of Madison, Maine; Lewis of Dixon, but who resides in the home and helped care for George the past nine months; J. B. Rizner of Waterloo, Iowa; John C. of Durand, Ill., and Grover C. of Dixon, Ill. The sisters: Mrs. Edith Hanson, Dixon; Mrs. Lillie Engle, Dixon and Mrs. Mattie Hanson of West Chicago, Ill. Funeral services were held Saturday afternoon at the Lutheran church. Rev. Henry Trump officiated. A mixed quartette composed of Mrs. Lois Lord Reedy, Mrs. Harry David and Messrs. Roy Wilkes and E. R. Diehl sang several hymns. The pall bearers were Messrs. S. P. Good, Louis Jones, James Lang, Lewis Volz, Edwin Diehl and Dale Rae. Burial was in Fairmount Cemetery.

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