Steven P. Risler, 60 of Los Angeles, California passed away on Monday, September 2, 2019 at Cedar Sinai Medical Center in Los Angeles, CA.
Steve was born on July 17, 1959 to Lawrence and Elaine (Mickelson) Risler in Eau Claire, Wisconsin. He lived many years in Southern California, but always had a spot in his heart for Wisconsin. Steve was an avid Packers and Wisconsin Badger fan. He was a generous hearted and kind man and was always smiling. He will be missed for his contagious laugh and hugs. Steve was a friend that had a shoulder to lean on, an ear to listen, and a heart to comfort. Steve had many friends and family that he loved and cherished.
Steve is survived by his father, Lawrence Risler; siblings, Deborah (Rick) Bauer and Mark Risler; nieces and nephews, Jennifer (Peder) Anderson, Angela (Adam) Raymond, Joshua (Janelle) Fenner, Austin Wildenberg-Fenner, Justin Wildenberg, and Tiffany Wendricks; great-nieces and great-nephews, Tyler, Abby, Destiny, Autumn, Adilynn, William, and Steven; great-great-nephew, Calvin; and many aunts, uncles, and other relatives.
Steve was preceded in death by his mother, Elaine Risler; nephew, Jason Tomlinson; and many aunts and uncles.
One of Steve’s favorite quotes was,“If I could give you one thing in life, I would give you the ability to see yourself through my eyes, only then would you realize how special you are to me.”
A visitation will be on Saturday, September 14, 2019 at 8:30 to 11:00 am at Smith Funeral Chapel. A funeral service will begin at 11:00 am on Saturday at the funeral home. Burial will follow the service at Lakeview Cemetery.


  1. I am so sorry for your loss of your Brother, Uncle, may you all find the peace in heart and may God watch over you in your sorrow

  2. My Condolences to The Risler Family.

    Steven will always be a very Special Friend to many of us here in Southern California. Steven made it happen, Santa Monica Pier, Thursday nights, Concerts at the beach for a crowd of 30 if not more with beautiful Sunsets in the background or gathering for the West Hollywood Parade on Halloween we always knew we would have Good Times with many fun and happy memories.
    Thank you for sharing Steven with us. May the Perpetual Light keep shining upon Steven . I will keep The Risler Family in my thoughts and prayers. May Steven rest in peace. Amen.

    The Lord is My Shepherd. ( Psalm 23)

  3. Steve, you will be greatly missed for your warm heart and gentle soul, as well as your ability in finding and seeing only the best in others.

    Larry, Mark, Deb, and family; my deepest condolences go out to each of you. May you always feel Steve’s presence and light during your darkest moments, and never forget the gift of his love and laughter, which he shared with so many of us fortunate enough to have been a part of his life.

    Steve, thank you for so many wonderful memories; most especially your random phone calls and text messages which always left me with a smile. No one did emoticons/emoji’s better than you! My entire family will miss you. 60 years was far too short.

    Love You, Always!

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