Paul Leroy Risberg

December 2, 1958May 19, 2018
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Paul Leroy Risberg, 59, a resident of Williamston, MI, passed away early Saturday, May 19, 2018. He was born on December 2, 1958 in Madison, WI to his parents Donald and Margaret Risberg.

Paul graduated with a degree in Chemical Engineering from Michigan State University and worked for C2AE as a Construction Coordinator for 25 years.

In 1989, Paul met the love of his life, Norah Tangney. They were married in 1991 and spent 27 happy years together. They raised two beautiful daughters, Bailey and Emma, and he welcomed his son-in-law, Brenin Richardson into the family in 2014. In 2017 he became the proud grandfather (“Pop Pop”) to Eleanor Richardson. Paul’s family meant everything to him and home was always his favorite place to be.

Paul was an avid steelhead and salmon fisherman. He was an incredibly talented guitar player and will be remembered as a man who brought music with him wherever he went.

To know Paul was to love him. He was kind and generous to everyone he met. His quick wit and hilarious stories kept everyone laughing. He was deeply loved and will be greatly missed by a large community of family, friends, and coworkers.

Paul was preceded in death by his parents, Donald L. Risberg and Margaret Risberg.

He is survived by his wife, Norah Risberg, and daughters, Bailey Richardson and Emma Risberg; his son-in-law, Brenin Richardson; his granddaughter, Eleanor Richardson; his siblings, Peter Risberg and Patricia Mogridge; and a host of beloved family.

The family will receive friends and relatives at Gorsline Runciman Funeral Home on Friday, May 25, 2018. A visitation will take place from 2-3:30 p.m. and the funeral service will begin at 3:30 p.m. Immediately following the service will be a Celebration of Life at Brookshire Inn & Golf Club in Williamston at 5 p.m.

If you'd like to make a charitable donation in Paul's memory, please donate to Grace Hospice of Lansing (Okemos).


  • Donald and Margaret Risberg, Parents
  • Norah Risberg, Wife
  • Bailey Richardson, Daughter
  • Emma Risberg, Daughter
  • Brenin Richardson, Son-in-law
  • Eleanor Richardson, Granddaughter
  • Peter Risberg, Brother
  • Patricia Mogridge, Sister

  • Peter Risberg
  • Brenin Richardson
  • Kevin Tangney
  • Sean Tangney
  • Brian Tangney
  • Tim Tangney
  • Jon Mogridge
  • Tim Siterlet

  • Grace Hospice


  • Visitation Friday, May 25, 2018
  • Funeral Service Friday, May 25, 2018

Paul Leroy Risberg

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Tom and Cindy Coert

May 31, 2018

Dear Family of your beautiful Paul,
Tom and I had the great pleasure to get to know and celebrate many fun events together with Paul along with Pat and Jon Mogridge and brother Pete. He was the nicest and most pleasant, talented guy. His life path was so warm and treasured, which was so great to watch as he grew. He was blessed in so many ways, but taken way too soon. Many Prayers to the family, he will be remembered by us always.
Tom and Cindy Coert

Vanessa Morrison

May 30, 2018

Dear Family and Friends of Paul Risberg:
Thank you for the privilege and honor of being part of his life and care. He touched our lives in a very special way and brought a smile to our faces with each encounter we had with him.
Paul will be missed and fondly remembered.
Blessings to you,
Vanessa Morrison- Grace Hospice Branch Director

Tania Tangney

May 25, 2018

I am married into the Tangney family and had the privilege of meeting Paul & Norah at their beautiful home in Williamston.
I'm glad Steve & I stopped by that evening to visit and wished we had done it more often

Amanda Criner

May 23, 2018

May God bless you and your family in this time of sorrow. It was an honor to care for Paul. ~Amanda Criner Grace Hospice Office Manager

Patricia Mogridge

May 22, 2018

Being the oldest with two little brothers, my mother always stressed to me that I needed to be a good example for my brothers. As we became adults, Paul led the way with good examples. With his kindness, love of family and friends, musical talent, and intelligence he was someone I looked up to with pride and love. I was so very lucky to call him my brother.

Janine McGill

May 22, 2018

As Paul's Hospice Chaplain, I was touched by the love and commitment between Paul and Norah. Paul's passion for music and indomitable spirit.