Richard Scott (Rich) Chrisinger, 68 of Indianapolis, Indiana passed away Friday, September 3, 2021 at Community South Hospital of complications of sepsis and kidney failure.
He was born on Saturday, November 29, 1952 in Iowa Falls, Iowa. His birth mother released him for adoption and Donald Bert and Ruth Elizabeth Chrisinger adopted him in 1954.
Richard graduated from Lincoln High School in Des Moines, IA. He attended Cornell College and the University of Iowa following high school.
He and the former Elisabeth Hummel were married, May 8, 1999 at St. Luke’s Episcopal Church in Des Moines, IA. Shortly after they were married, they relocated to Gastonia, NC and then in 2001 they relocated to Indianapolis, IN.
Richard’s professional career was in the transportation industry. He was employed for several major corporations: Emory Worldwide, Pilot Air Freight, Crouse Cartage Company, and Vitran Express. He served in many supervisor and managerial rolls. He used his analytical skills and enjoyed solving and mitigating claims.
He was a member of Myers Memorial Methodist Church in Gastonia, and Southport Methodist Church in Indianapolis. The last few years he attended Emmanuel Banta Campus or their online service.
Rich is survived by his loving wife of 22 years, Elisabeth Hummel Chrisinger; his dogs, Riley Scott and Winston Scott; sister Donna Jones of Florida; brother, Dennis Chrisinger of Colorado; mother-in-law, Marge Hummel of Iowa; sister-in-law, Katy Hummel of Iowa; 3 nephews; 3 nieces; 1 great nephew; and 2 great nieces.
He is preceded in death by his parents, Donald Bert Chrisinger and Ruth Elizabeth Chrisinger; niece, Anne Jones Atal; father-in-law, Richard Hummel; and his dogs, Peppy Jo and Peaches Chrisinger.
Rich enjoyed fly fishing, fly tying, and watching the Green Bay Packers. He adored his Shih Tzus and spending time with them.
A memorial fund has been established in honor of Rich. You may contribute through Indiana Funeral Care, Greenwood Chapel.
Visitation will be Monday, September 6, 2021 from 4:30 pm until 7:30 pm at Indiana Funeral Care, Greenwood Chapel, 2433 East Main Street, Greenwood, IN 46143.
Cremation to follow visitation. Burial will be later in Iowa.