Michael E. Ridenour

Michael Ridenour 001Michael E. Ridenour, 62 years, of Bryan, passed away Tuesday, August 11, 2015 at the University of Toledo Medical Center, Toledo. Mike was born May 5, 1953 in Garrett, Indiana, the son of Merl and Louella (Durham) Ridenour.

He was a 1972 graduate of North Central High School, attending 4-County Joint Vocational School, received his certification in Welding. Mike was most recently employed by Martin Sprocket in Montpelier. Prior to this, he worked for Bil-Jax for nearly 40 years. He also worked part-time for PNR Welding in West Unity.

He had attended Bryan Church of the Nazarene as well as New Life Worship Center. His hobbies include welding, fishing, tinkering in his garage and following the University of Michigan in football. He also enjoyed spending time meeting new people. He was said to never have known a stranger.

Surviving are his two daughters, Becca Ridenour of Bryan and Valerie (Joel VanDeVoorde) Ridenour also of Bryan; one granddaughter, Kallie VanDeVoorde; his mother, Louella Ridenour of Kunkle; three sisters, Nadine (Jake) Snyder of Fort Wayne, Indiana, Anne Ridenour of Kunkle and Lois Knape of Kunkle; one brother, David (Jane) Ridenour of Bowling Green, Ohio as well as many nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his dad.

Visitation for Michael E. Ridenour will be held Friday, August 14, 2015 from 2:00 – 6:00 p.m. in the Oberlin-Turnbull Funeral Home-Greenisen Chapel, 225 East High Street, Bryan where funeral services will begin at 6:00 p.m. with Pastor J. Mark Holbrook officiating. Interment will be private. Those planning an expression of sympathy are asked to consider memorial contributions be made to the family. Condolences may be sent to the family or the online guest book may be signed at www.oberlinturnbull.com

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5 Comments on "Michael E. Ridenour"

  1. Karen Jackson | August 12, 2015 at 8:14 pm | Reply

    Rest in peace cous

    Thinking of the times when we were kids at the farm and you would help on farm. You and Eddie.

    God’s speed for the family at this time and future as they miss you.

  2. Sandra Harrington | August 12, 2015 at 10:04 pm | Reply

    Dear Becca and Valarie I am sorry to hear about your father. He was a good man. He used to come shopping at Chief a lot. We had some wonderful conversations. He always made me smile. He loved you both very much. Take care of each other. If there is anything I can do please let me know.

  3. He is also survived by his wife Vicki!

    • Forrest Church | August 12, 2015 at 11:07 pm | Reply

      Obits are submitted directly from the funeral home, worded by the surviving family. If there is an omission, you may want to point this out to the funeral director.

  4. Rebecca: I am so sorry to hear about your dad. Just wanted to let you know that I will have you and your family in my thoughts and prayers. Mrs. Wurm

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