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Robert L. Ridlen - July 17, 2014


Robert Leo Ridlen went to be with the Lord on July 1, 2014. He was born in Imperial, Neb., the youngest of ten children, to Pearl and Ethel Ridlen on May 27, 1935. Robert grew up in Nebraska where he attended school.
At the age of 11, he accepted the Lord Jesus Christ as his personal Savior. He continued to serve the Lord in his church and in Set Free Prison Ministries.
He served in the Army and was stationed at Fort Hood, Texas and Germany.
On Nov. 6, 1959, he was united in marriage to Deanna Adamson, beginning a relationship that spanned 54 years. To this union was born a son, Steven, and a daughter, Deborah.
He worked in the plumbing field and owned his own plumbing company.
He is survived by his wife, Deanna; son Steven (Alicia) Ridlen of Palisade, Neb., and his family Lindsay, Shannon and Kelsey; daughter Deborah Calvin of Aurora, Colo., and her family, Andrew and Joshua (McKenna) Calvin; brothers Carl (Virginia) Ridlen of Fairview, Tenn. and Ray (Thelma) Ridlen of Palisade, Neb.; sisters Marie Mader of Lacey, Wash., and Lucille (Verlon) Dinnel of Imperial; and numerous nieces, nephews, church family and friends.
Robert was preceded in death by his parents; grandson Ryan Ridlen; brothers Lee, Paul and Roy and sisters Lois and Pauline.
Funeral services were held on July 7, 2014, at Olinger Highland Mortuary in Thornton, Colo., with Pastor Doug Wise officiating. Interment was at Olinger Highland Cemetery, Thornton, Colo.
Pallbearers were Andrew Calvin, Joshua Calvin, Larry Dean Smith, Joseph Terrell, Ken Dull and Gary White. Honorary Pallbearer was David Calvin.
Highland Mortuary and Cemetery of Thornton, Colo., was in charge of arrangements.