RIDDER, Philip 1908-1956
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Date: 3/2/2017 at 10:11:21
Philip Ridder, 48, Dies of Uremic Poison Saturday
Philip Ridder, 48, died at 11:30 p.m. Saturday at his home six miles north of Wellsburg from uremic poisoning.
He had been in poor health for the past couple years, and repeatedly had received blood transfusions at the county hospital. However, his death still comes as a great shock to his family, friends and the community.
Funeral services were held at 1 p.m. Wednesday, July 4, in the home and later in the Pleasant Valley Evangelical United Brethren Church, with Rev. A. K. Henning in charge. Burial was in the church cemetery.
Philip Ridder was born January 15, 1908 in Grundy county, son of Mr. and Mrs. Christ Ridder.
He was united in marriage with Anna Hook, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Henry Hook, on February 14, 1934 in the Pleasant Valley EUB Church parsonage.
Mr. Ridder farmed for 11 years north of Wellsburg, in German township, and then purchased the home place six miles northeast of town, in Pleasant Valley township, where he lived at the time of his death.
He was educated in the rural schools of Grundy and Butler county and was a member of the Pleasant Valley EUB Church.
Surviving are his widow and three children, Marlys, Robert and Merle, all at home; his father, Christ, of Aplington; three brothers, Henry of Aplington, Herman of Dike, and Chris of Parkersburg; and three sisters, Tena, of Aplington; Mrs. Carl (Ella) Dreesman of Parkersburg; and Mrs. George (Jennie) Boelman of Shell Rock.
He was preceded in death by his mother and two sisters, Fannie and Christine.
--The Grundy Register (Grundy Center, Iowa), 5 July 1956, sec 2, pg 3
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