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Zachery "Zach" Grant Ridler 1985-2004


Posted By: David Hellwege (email)
Date: 7/29/2006 at 19:09:55

Zachary "Zach" Grant Ridler, 18, died Tuesday at his home following a year-long battle with a brain tumor. A Funeral Mass will be at 11 a.m. Friday, Sept. 17, at Assumption Catholic Church in Granger. Burial will be at Beaver Catholic Cemetery in rural Granger.

Zach was born Nov. 11, 1985, the first son of Brian and Rita (Lappe) Ridler. He attended Lil Sprouts Preschool in Woodward from 1990-01 and Assumption Catholic School from kindergarten through eighth grade. He was a Class of 2000 graduate from Assumption School and then he attended Woodward-Granger High School, graduating with the Class of 2004.

As a strong, athletic and competitive child, Zach began wrestling with the Beaver Creek Wrestling Club and playing Little League Baseball at the age of 7. In junior high and high school, he participated in football, basketball, track and baseball. He was an active member of Assumption Youth Group.

He enjoyed working on class projects, spending time with friends, watching television programs Trading Spaces and While You Were Out, viewing Michael Moore movies and collecting retro memorabilia. His family and friends were important to him as their care, visits and prayers helped sustain him through his illness.

He was preceded in death by his grandfather, Arthur Lappe. Survivors include his parents; two brothers, Jacob and Nicholas Ridler; grandparents Mildred (Lappe) Wiediger of Independence, Joy Councilman of Boone and Lloyd Ridler of Osage Beach, Mo.; and several aunts, uncles, cousins and friends.

Visitation will be after 4 p.m. today (Thursday) at Assumption Catholic Church in Granger, where the family will greet friends from 4 to 7 p.m. A vigil service will begin at 7 p.m.

Memorials may be made to the Zachary Grant Ridler Memorial Fund.

Brandt Funeral Home of Woodward is in charge of the arrangements.

[Source: Boone News-Republican via WWW.]


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