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Home arrow Obituaries arrow Obituaries for the day of October 26, 2011

Obituaries for the day of October 26, 2011

Slusher, Ridder

LOCAL FUNERALS AND VISITATIONS

Oct. 28 — Beth Jones, viewing, 9 to 11 a.m., Daniels-Knopp Funeral, Cremation and Life Celebration Center; graveside service, 1 p.m., Union Cemetery; gathering, Union Methodist Church fellowship hall

Nov. 2 — John Ridder, memorial service, 10:30 a.m., First Presbyterian Church, La Grande

 



Arden M. Slusher

La Grande


Arden M. Slusher, 74, of La Grande, died Oct. 25 at a local care center. A full obituary will be available later. Loveland Funeral Chapel and Crematory is in charge of the arrangements.

 



John W. Ridder

Cove

1935-2011


John William Ridder, 76, of Cove, died Oct. 16 in Heerenveen, Netherlands, while visiting his brother. His memorial service will begin at 10:30 a.m. Nov. 2 at the First Presbyterian Church in La Grande. Loveland Funeral Chapel is in charge of the arrangements.

John was born July 31, 1935, in Malang, Indonesia. He was the son of Pieter Ridder and Ann Koning Ridder. John has lived in many places throughout the world, including Indonesia, Holland, California and Oregon. In 1957, he married Jennie Wassenaar.

John was employed with the Southern California Edison Co. for 35 years. He enjoyed sailing, traveling in an RV and camping. He was an active member of the Walla Walla Yacht Club.

Surviving are his wife, Jennie; his two sons and their spouses, Peter and Kim Ridder of La Grande and George and Tammy Ridder of Barstow, Calif.; his brother and spouse, Piet and Renata Ridder of Heerenveen; four grandchildren; and many nieces and nephews.

John was preceded in death by his parents, Piet and Ann.

 



The Observer publishes free obituaries as a community service. Obituaries are edited to fit news guidelines. Photos are encouraged. Paid space is available for families who would like to include more information. Daniels-Knopp Funeral, Cremation & Life Celebration Center posts unedited obituaries at www.danielsknopp.com, and Loveland Funeral Chapel & Crematory posts obituaries at www.lovelandfuneralchapel.com.

 

 
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