Drew Rister

1993 - 2019

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Drew Rister, 25, of North Baltimore, passed away unexpectedly on Saturday, May 11, 2019 at his residence. He was born on September 13, 1993, to Chad and Abbi (Dukes) Rister and they survive. Drew is also survived by his brother, Brandon (fiancé Megan) Rister of Findlay; his sister, Emma Rister of North Baltimore; his paternal grandmother, Jean Rister of Van Buren; his maternal grandparents: Steve and Jean Dukes of North Baltimore; his maternal great-grandmother, Jan Dukes of North Baltimore; his paternal great-grandmother, Sally Halstead of North Baltimore; his nephew, Colton of Findlay; his aunts and uncles: Jeff and Shel Flick, Lori Pryor and Megan Dukes; numerous cousins and friends; and his beloved dog, Bear. He was preceded in death by his paternal grandfather, Harold "Tom" Rister. Drew was a 2012 graduate of North Baltimore High School. He was currently employed the last 2 years with Vaughn Industries, where he was an apprentice for Substation Technician. A funeral service will be held at 11:00 a.m., Friday, May 17, 2019, at SMITH-CRATES FUNERAL HOME, North Baltimore, with Pastor Eric Reza officiating. Burial will be in New Maplewood Cemetery, North Baltimore. Visitation will be held from 2:00-4:00 and 6:00-8:00 p.m., Thursday at SMITH-CRATES FUNERAL HOME, and 1 hour (10-11 a.m.) prior to the service at the funeral home. Memorial contributions may be made to the American Heart Association. Online condolences may be made at www.smithcrates.com.


Service Information
  • Visitation Details:

    SMITH-CRATES FUNERAL HOME [Map]
    515 N. Main St
    North Baltimore, Ohio 45872
    Thursday, May 16th 2019 2:00 - 4:00 PM and 6:00 - 8:00 PM
    Friday, May 17th 2019 10:00 - 11:00 AM

  • Funeral Service:

    Friday, May 17th 2019 - 11:00 AM

  • Service Location:

    Smith-Crates Funeral Home [Map]
    515 N. Main St
    North Baltimore, Ohio 45872

  • Final Resting Place:

    New Maplewood Cemetery [Map]

    North Baltimore, Ohio

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Condolences For Drew Rister

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To : Chad Abbi the whole family
Date :Monday, May 13th 2019
From : Ray Wise
Precious memories. Stand tall and be proud of happy times. Dwell on the great things he did and how he made people laugh. Taken way too soon, but believe me he is in a happy place now. Miss you all and wish I could be there. Love you all.



To : Chad and family
Date :Monday, May 13th 2019
From : Kathy Ervin
My thoughts are with you in this time of sorrow.



To : Chad Abbi and the rest of the family
Date :Monday, May 13th 2019
From : Gary Reichard
I wish that I could make this better for you. My prayers are with everyone.



To : Chad Abbi and Family
Date :Monday, May 13th 2019
From : Ray Kyra Smith
Our thoughts & prayers are with you.We are so very very sorry for your loss.There will be no words to comfort you just know we are thinking of you all! Many many prayers!



To : Chad Abbi and Family
Date :Monday, May 13th 2019
From : Beth Lamb
So sorry for your loss. Will be thinking of you during this difficult time.



To : Abbi Chad and Family
Date :Monday, May 13th 2019
From : Tina Wise
I'm sorry that he has to be your angel so soon. Know that my prayers are with all of you and hope you find some comfort in knowing that he was loved by many and shared a lot of fun loving memories for all of us.



To : Abby and Chad Ritsler
Date :Monday, May 13th 2019
From : Ed and Jan Davis
Our sincerest sympathy to you and your family.



To : Drew ristler family
Date :Monday, May 13th 2019
From : Patty Blumberg
My God hold you in his arms during this hurtful times my heart breaks for you. Hugs and so much love to all of you.



To : The Rister Family
Date :Monday, May 13th 2019
From : John Du Vall
Sending prayers to the whole family. Drew was an amazing young man, who brought smiles and cheer to alot of people. He will be missed by many. God has gained a great spirit that will lighten heavens gate and be there to but a smile on everyones face that arrives. Stay strong as a family because Drew would not want anything less.



To : The Rister Family
Date :Monday, May 13th 2019
From : Tim Brickner
I had the pleasure of working with Drew these past few month. He was a great guy and an even better friend. He would do anything for anyone. I am sorry for your loss, and no amount of words can comfort you; but just know that he was an awesome person and cherish the good times you had with him. My condolences to your entire family in your time of grieving.



To : The Rister Family
Date :Tuesday, May 14th 2019
From : Dillon Welker and family
Drew was like a brother to me. We met at whirlpool and become very good friends over the last 6 years. I am at a loss for words. He was a great person and always looking out for his family. My condolences to you and your family



To : The Family of Drew Rister
Date :Tuesday, May 14th 2019
From : Cindy Mosher
Our thoughts and prayers are with the entire family. So very sorry for your great loss of Drew. May he rest in peace and be the angel who watches over your entire family. Best Regards, Earl and Cindy Mosher




To : Abby Chad and Steve Jean
Date :Tuesday, May 14th 2019
From : Emily Haag
Sorry to hear about Drew, remember now he is living a special life, with his Lord and Savior, there is no sadness in heaven. Remember all the happiness that he brought to all of you. But the Lord needed that now in heaven,prayersare with you all at the sad time.

Love a friend Emily Haagdhn7



To : Chad and Family
Date :Tuesday, May 14th 2019
From : Brenda Wood
So very sorry for your loss. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.



To : The Rister Family
Date :Tuesday, May 14th 2019
From : Brian Susie Haleigh and Hunter Fleck
Our prayers are with each of you, Drew was an amazing Young Man and was taken way too soon. I remember him knocking on my door to sign his homework paper because he forgot to have Abbi do it. God Bless each of you and there are no words, but please know there is a bright star up there now and he will always be remembered and will be looking down on all of you.



To : Abby and Family
Date :Tuesday, May 14th 2019
From : Manny
Sorry for your loss prayers to you and your family



To : Abbi and family
Date :Tuesday, May 14th 2019
From : Catherine - OA
Abbi ...
My heart is broken for you and your family. Please know that you are in my prayers and thoughts at this most sad time.
My deepest sympathy and love,
Catherine - OA




To : Steve Jean and family
Date :Tuesday, May 14th 2019
From : Marsha and Danny Noe
I was so saddened to hear about your grandson Please know our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. God Bless you💓 Marsha and Danny Noe



To : Chad Abbi and family
Date :Tuesday, May 14th 2019
From : Stephanie
You are all in my prayers during this most difficult time. I am so sorry.



To : Chad and Abbi Rister
Date :Wednesday, May 15th 2019
From : Alan and Tammy
Our thoughts and prayers are with you during this difficult time.
Alan and Tammy Risner



To : Chad and family
Date :Wednesday, May 15th 2019
From : Bret Roberson
Chad I’m so sorry for your loss. Prayers for you and your family.



To : The Rister family
Date :Wednesday, May 15th 2019
From : Chris Tidd
From my family to the entire Rister family we send our deepest sympathies and continue to keep the entire family in thoughts and prayers in these days of sadness.



To : Chad and family
Date :Wednesday, May 15th 2019
From : Tom and Angie Eisenman
Chad and family,
We are so sorry to hear of your great loss. Our thoughts and prayers are with you!



To : Chad Abbi family
Date :Wednesday, May 15th 2019
From : Les Janine Heller
Our sincerest sympathy to you. Our condolences to your entire family. You will be in our thoughts and prayers.



To : Family of Drew Rister
Date :Wednesday, May 15th 2019
From : Fran Weith
You all are in my thoughts and prayers during this difficult time. May God give you strength and comfort in the coming days.
My love is with all of you!



To : Chad and family
Date :Thursday, May 16th 2019
From : Karen Hites
Thoughts and prayers are with you.



To : Chad Abbi Brandon Emma
Date :Thursday, May 16th 2019
From : Barb Crouse
I am so sorry for your loss. Please know that you are all in our thoughts and prayers every day during this unimaginable time.
Ray and Barb Crouse



To : The Rister Family
Date :Thursday, May 16th 2019
From : Ernie and Karen Gonzalez
On behalf of my daughter Alley and the rest of my family. With deepest sincerest sympathies all our prayers and thoughts during this most difficult time.
Your son was very much liked by our family, he was very polite and respectful while the short time we spent with him and he treated my daughter with kindness and respect. We are very saddened by your loss and pray that the lord will give you strength and shine light in your coming days.

Ernie,Karen
Alley,& Mitchell Gonzalez



To : Chad
Date :Thursday, May 16th 2019
From : Jim Laney
My thoughts and prayers are with you and your entire family!



To : Drews family
Date :Thursday, May 16th 2019
From : Toni and family
You’ll be truly missed God has gained a wonderful angel. The family is going to be in my prayers.



To : Chad Abbi family
Date :Monday, May 27th 2019
From : Mick and Chris
We just found out about your loss of your wonderful son Drew. So tragic, thoughts and prayers during this extreme heartbreaking time.

Mick and Chris



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