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William J. "Bill" Ridder

June 12, 1932 ~ January 10, 2019 (age 86)

William J. "Bill" Ridder, 86, of Augusta, KS, passed away Thursday, January 10, 2019. Rosary 5:30 p.m. Sunday, January 13, 2019 at Headley Funeral Chapel, Augusta, KS. Funeral Mass 10:00 a.m. Monday, January 14, 2019, at St. James Catholic Church, Augusta, KS. Burial at Calvary Cemetery, Augusta, KS. Bill was born in Wichita, KS on June 12, 1932, to the late Edna (Timmermeyer) and Maurice Ridder. Bill graduated high school from St. Mary's Cathedral. He served as a U.S. Marine in the Korean Conflict and was awarded the Purple Heart for his services. Later, Bill worked as a tool designer and retired from Cessna after 37 years. He enjoyed hunting, gardening, fishing, camping, and traveling. On May 4, 1957 he married Rose (Dempewolf) Ridder at St. Joseph Catholic Church in Blackwell, OK  who survives him. He is also survived by: son, Phillip Ridder of Augusta, KS; daughter, Ellen Wilson of Augusta, KS; son, Paul Ridder and wife Linda of Lincoln, KS; daughter, Anita Bennett and husband Scott of Wytheville, VA; son, Bart  Ridder and wife Lori of Augusta, KS; son, Matt Ridder of Augusta, KS; daughter, Lori Cook and husband Bryce of El Dorado, KS; 15 grandchildren; 7 great grandchildren. Memorial donations may be made to Disabled American Veterans 930 N. Mosley St.  Wichita, KS 67214 or St. James Catholic Church Music Ministry 1012 Belmont Avenue Augusta, Kansas 67010.

Donations may be made to:

Disabled American Veterans
930 N. Mosley St., Wichita KS 67214

St. James Catholic Church
1012 Belmont Avenue, Augusta KS 67010

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