Larry "Eddie" Wrisk, 77

Larry "Eddie" Wrisk, 77, of Dewey, Ariz., died Wednesday, June 17, 2015, in Dewey. 

He was born July 30, 1937 in Lagro, to Joseph Henry and Solesta Fern (Hunt) Wrisk.

Eddie was a U.S. Navy veteran where he served on the USS Thor, serving from 1955-1963. He married Shirley Bridenthal in August 1959, they were married for 53 years.

Eddie was a member of the Wabash Moose Lodge No.1195 since 1973. He was a retired machinist and gunsmith, and worked at Hipsher Tool and Die in Wabash, H&S Precision, Plastiloy, Hooker Headers, and retired from Ruger in 2002. He loved his pets, Buddy and Annie, his Australian Shepherd's, his love for Buddy and Annie brought him so much joy and happiness. Eddie enjoyed playing the guitar and singing country songs, playing the harmonica, and sharing his love for music with his children and grandchildren. He liked watching old country music shows, shooting guns, and gunsmithing. He also enjoyed old cars, collecting model cars, prospecting for gold, and working with his hands.

Eddie was also very artistic. He always had time for anyone who needed help and enjoyed visiting with his family and friends. Eddie was a perfectionist and taught his children they could do anything they wished. 

He is survived by three children, Lonni James Wrisk of Dewey, Lanyard D (Tracie) Wrisk of Mesa, Ariz., and MaLinda K (Brian) Wynn of Queen Creek, Ariz.; two brothers, Allen Wrisk of Wabash, and Dan (Pam) Wrisk of Lagro; five grandchildren, James Wrisk, Sheena Wrisk, Alexandria Geroux Dorholt, Bryce Wynn, Shelby Wynn; six great-grandchildren, Cailin Claridge, Skylor Wrisk, Christian Wrisk, Jaydon Robinson, Taylor Wrisk, Avery Luzy, and a soon to be great-grandson, Maddix Lee Wrisk 

He was preceded in death by his parents.

Graveside services will be 1 pm, Friday, July 10, 2015 at Estates of Serenity Cemetery, Marion, Indiana, with Dan Gray officiating. Family will receive friends from 10:30 to noon on Friday, July 10, at Grandstaff-Hentgen Funeral Service, 1241 Manchester Avenue, Wabash.

The memorial guest book for Eddie may be signed at


Posted on 2015 Jul 01