Robert I. "Bob" Ridenour, 86, of Westfield, passed away on Saturday, February 4, 2017 at his home. He was born on July 14, 1930 to Carl L. and Mazy M. (Spraker) Ridenour in Flora, Indiana.
Bob graduated from Kokomo High School in 1948 and served his country in the Army from 1951-1953. He attended Indiana University Kokomo and graduated from Indiana Business College. Prior to his retirement in 1994, Bob worked for 20 years running Plotner’s Style Shops in Peru and Logansport, Indiana. Eventually, he and his wife purchased the business, renaming it Elaine’s. In retirement, Bob worked part time several years at Bear Slide Golf Course. He enjoyed travelling to Florida several winters and fishing. Above all, Bob absolutely treasured time spent with his family. In fact, the happy birthday song at family gatherings will not be the same without him.
In 1956 he married the love of his life, Elaine Fiser from Peru, IN, and she survives. Also surviving are two children, Brad (Karen) Ridenour and Robyn (John) O’Donnell, both of Indianapolis. Surviving grandchildren include Alec and Cameron Ridenour and John Robert, Carly, Nicholas, and Kaitlyn O’Donnell, all of Indianapolis. Additional survivors include a sister, Julia Ann Orr of Rockford, IL and several nieces and nephews.
Bob was preceded in death by both parents as well as three brothers, J. Dane Ridenour, Frank Ridenour, and Joe Ridenour; a sister, Jean Brunner; and his infant son, Jeffrey Blake.
Services will be held at 12:00 pm, with visitation 2 hours prior, on Saturday, February 18, 2017 at Radiant Christian Life Church, 16162 Carey Road in Westfield, where Bob was a member. Pastor Gary Sobol will officiate.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to American Cancer Society, 5635 W 96th Street, Suite 100, Indianapolis, IN 46278; or St. Vincent Hospice, c/o St. Vincent Foundation, 8402 Harcourt Road, Suite 210, Indianapolis, IN 46260.