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Kathleen Adolph Riskas Obituary

Kathleen Patricia "Patty" Adolph Riskas, 94, passed away in Roseville, Calif., due to complications of Alzheimers Disease on April 6, 2015.  

Patty, daughter of Ralph J. "Zump" Adolph and Teresa Kassella was born in Lake City on Sept. 21, 1920. Patty thrived growing up in Lake City during the Great Depression years. She loved spending childhood days swimming and ice skating on her beloved Lake Pepin. She attended McCahill Catholic School and Lincoln High School where she played clarinet in the high school band and was a cheerleader. She graduated with honors and was accepted into the Mayo Clinic School of Nursing in Rochester.  Family illness prevented her from completing nursing school at Mayo, however she later became a registered nurse in California after marriage and the birth of three daughters. Patty was a member of the large Adolph extended family in Lake City. Her father, Ralph, and his Uncle Joe operated Adolph's Popcorn wagon and stand, a popular fixture of Lake City from the 1930s through the 70s. Patty's Aunt Gladys Adolph (Savage) was a popular pianist and actress in local theater in the 30s and 40s. Her entire family performed in many local theater productions at the Hanisch Opera House. Her uncle Harold "Heck" Adolph was leader of Heck's Kings of Rhythm, a  popular band in the Depression years. Patty married Robert "Bob" Barnard Munday, a young Navy Ensign, in 1943 and left Lake City, living around the U.S. as a Navy wife during WWII, later settling in the San Francisco Bay Area of California for the rest of her life. Patricia raised three daughters with her husband, Bob, and later married Harold A Riskas.

She is survived by her daughters, Judy (Walt) Zukas, of Yuba City, Calif., Gail (Jim) Stevenson of Lincoln, Calif., Deborah Munday (Stewart Hall), Benicia Calif.; grandchildren Sean Annesley, Julie Jauron, and Chad Stevenson; and her great-grandchildren, Sarah, Michael, Hollie, Erica, Clara, and Melissa.  

Pat was preceded in death by husband Harold Riskas, and grandson Chris Annesley.

Patty spent many years away from Lake City, but always cherished her little town beside Lake Pepin and the many memories and friends she made. She will now spend eternity surrounded by the family she loved so much and to which she brought much joy.

Services will not be held in Lake City, however interment will take place at St. Mary's Cemetery at 2 p.m. Monday, Sept. 21, 2015.

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