Daniel Adam Risch, age 20, of Johnsburg, died March 2, 2011 at Sherman Hospital in Elgin. He was born February 2, 1991 in Hoffman Estates to Edward and Renee (Ohlig) Risch.
He was a graduate of Johnsburg High School in 2009, where he played football for two years and excelled in the graphic design program. He attended McHenry County College for his freshman year, majoring in Art. He was currently completing his sophomore year at the University of Illinois, where he was a double major in Graphic Design and Photography.
He enjoyed snow boarding, most often in Wilmot, WI, where he also taught the sport. Other enjoyments included skate boarding and motorcycles. During time off from college, he was employed in the Forestry Division for the Village of Barrington.
He was very outgoing and a good friend to many.
Survivors include his father, Edward (Kerry Mullen) Risch of Chicago; his mother, Renee Risch of Johnsburg; a brother, James, of Johnsburg; his paternal grandmother, Doris Risch of Fort Wright, KY, his maternal grandfather, Karl (Helena) Ohlig; aunts and uncles, Kristine (Phil) Freund, Barbara Risch, Sharon Risch, Cyndi Risch, Brenda (Larry) Tippet, Bill (Shannon Britton) Risch, and Mike (Marisa) Risch; his cousins, Kelsey and Kaitlin Freund, and many other cousins.
He was preceded in death by his paternal grandfather, Ralph; and his maternal grandmother, Kathe Ohlig.
No formal visitation or services are scheduled. The cremation rite will be accorded privately. Daniel was a Gift of Hope donor of organs and tissue, thus providing or enhancing life to possibly more than 25 people.
Memorials may be directed to Friends of MCC Foundation, 8900 Route 14, Crystal Lake, IL 60012, where an Art scholarship in Daniel’s name will be established.
Arrangements were entrusted to Justen Funeral Home & Crematory, 3700 W. Charles J. Miller Road, McHenry, IL 60050. For information, call the funeral home at 815-385-2400. Friends may send an on-line condolence to the family at www.justenfh.com.