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Ted Ridenour

November 12, 1946 April 14, 2009
Ted Ridenour
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Obituary for Ted Ridenour

Vinton—Ted Ridenour, age 62, died from a heart attack Tuesday, April 14, 2009 in Cedar Rapids, IA.
A Celebration of Life service will be held at Van Steenhuyse-Russell Funeral Home at 10:00 a.m. Saturday, April 18, 2009 with Pastor Jim Blair officiating. Friends may call at the funeral home from 5 to 8 p.m. on Friday, April 17. Private inurnment at a later date. As an organ donor, Ted will improve the lives of many people. Theodore Arthur Ridenour was born November 12, 1946 in Vinton, IA, the son of James and Astrid Hokanson Ridenour. Ted grew up in Vinton and graduated from Vinton High School in 1964. He attended the University of Iowa and on June 10, 1965 he married Jean Van Wechel at the Little Brown Church in Nashua, IA.
Ted and Jean lived in Vinton and Ted worked as a machinist and in recent years as a field application engineer for Valenite. Ted was a talented and avid golfer. He also enjoyed gardening, model railroading and fishing. However, his greatest pleasure came from spending time with his family and grandchildren.
Ted is survived by his wife of 43 years, Jean, of Vinton, IA; his daughters, Alesia Ridenour and granddaughter, Taylor, of Webster City, IA, and Annette (David) Brown and grandson, Austin, and granddaughter, Danielle, of Salem, OR; his sister, Nancy (George) Garwood, of Des Moines, IA, and three nephews.
He was preceded in death by his parents.
A memorial fund has been established.
Van Steenhuyse-Russell Funeral Home is caring for Ted and his family. Condolences may be left online at


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