Obituary of Louis P. Ristow; Reed Funeral Home

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Louis Ristow Obituary

Louis P. Ristow, age 84, of Canton, passed away peacefully in his sleep at home after an extended illness. He was born in Canton to the late Victor and Edna Ristow. Louis was a graduate of McKinley High School and a retiree of the Timken Company where he was employed for 33 years. Louis served as a tank gunner in the 749th Tank Battalion during World War II. He earned the Bronze Star, Good Conduct Medal, American Campaign Medal, European/African/Middle Eastern Campaign Medal with four Bronze Stars and the World War II Victory Medal. He was very proud of his country and his military service. Louis was preceded in death by Evelyn, his wife of 57 years. Survivors include four sons and daughters-in-law, Randy and Karen Ristow of Kent, OH, Gregory Ristow, Timothy and Karen Ristow and Robert Ristow, all of Canton; three grandchildren, Ryan, Adam and Eric; brother, Robert (Bettie) Ristow of Rome, GA; brothers-in-law and sisters-in-law, Betty Cameron, Francis Bryant, Donald and Beverly Bryant, Fred Jones and numerour neices and nephews. Louis cherished his family and was a devoted husband, father and grandfather. His warm smile and positive attitude never wavered, even during the challenges he faced in life. Louis enjoyed spending time in family activities with his children - from playing and coaching sports to camping and enjoying the ocean. He was a "jack-of-all trades" who could make or fix almost anything. He loved to golf, bowl and play cards. Louis was our one and only Hero who will be loved forever and missed by all who knew him. Funeral services will be conducted at 11 a.m. Friday in the Reed Funeral Home Canton Chapel with Rev. Deana Reed officiating. Burial, with military honors, will be at North Lawn Cemetery. Calling hours will be Thursday (TONIGHT) from 6 - 9 p.m. Those wishing to share their condolences or a fond memory may sign the Reed On-line Guestbook at www.reedfuneralhome.come.

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