Mount Vernon News

Mount Vernon News
February 18, 2013 10:52 am EST


GAMBIER — John Lewis Ridenbaugh, 89, of Colwill Road, died Friday, Feb. 15, 2013, at the Knox Community Hospital in Mount Vernon.

He was born May 18, 1923, in Coshocton County to the late J.A. “Burt” and Mary (Hoberg) Ridenbaugh. He was a 1941 graduate of Warsaw High School, and served in the US Army Air Corps from 1943-1946. He worked at the former Continental Can Co. for over 40 years, in addition to being a farmer, carpenter, and an employee of Glen Hill Orchards. He also enjoyed golfing and bowling.

He is survived by his wife of 66 years, Norma (Ling) Ridenbaugh of Gambier, whom he married on June 1, 1946. Also surviving are three sons, James (Linda) Ridenbaugh of Stow, Richard (Anita) Ridenbaugh of Lakeland, Fla., and Eugene (Georgia) Ridenbaugh of Gambier; five grandchildren, Autumn (William) Hyder, Shelley (Paul) Amstutz, Adam (Jeany) Ridenbaugh, Dustin Ridenbaugh and Zachary (Elizabeth) Ridenbaugh; eight great-grandchildren; and two brothers, Dale E. Ridenbaugh of Millersburg and Joseph L. (Margaret) Ridenbaugh of Walhonding.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a sister, Marjorie Corder; and a brother, Arthur “Dutch” Ridenbaugh.

A graveside service will be held today at 1 p.m. in Valley Cemetery in Monroe Township, with graveside military rites performed by the Knox County Joint Veterans Council and Pastor Ron Davis officiating. The Fischer Funeral Home in Danville is handling arrangements. Visit

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the American Cancer Society at

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