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Ronald Ridl

April 02, 1942 - June 05, 2012


9-10 AM Saturday, June 9, 2012 at Boulger Funeral Home

Funeral Service:

10 AM Saturday, June 9, 2012 at Boulger Funeral Home


2 PM Monday, June 11, 2012 at the North Dakota Veterans Cemetery in Mandan, ND


Boulger Funeral Home, Fargo.

Ronald Ridl

April 02, 1942 - June 05, 2012


Ronald died on Tuesday, June 5, 2012 at his home in Fargo surrounded by his loving family, under the care of Hospice.

Ronald was born on April 2, 1942, the son of Charles and Emma (Marsh) Ridl, in Dickinson, ND. He grew up in the New Hradec, ND area and attended country school near the family farm.  He later attended Sts. Peter and Paul boarding school in New Hradec.  Ronald proudly served his country in the United States Army National Guard for over 20 years. Ronald was united in marriage to Jean Ann Polensky on October 13, 1964. Following their marriage they made their home in Spokane, WA before returning to North Dakota in 1974. Ronald enjoyed his jobs over the years on the family farm, working as a printer for various newspapers, and most recently driving truck seeing much of the country.

Throughout his life, Ronald loved traveling seeing the country, listening to old time music, working on model cars, and collecting John Wayne memorabilia.

Ronald is survived by his wife, Jean Ann; his children- Jeanine Ridl, Kristina Perdew, Ronald Ridl Jr., Kimberly Ridl, and Damian (Meg) Ridl; five grandchildren and five great grandchildren; and his sisters, Margaret (Leo) Aspenleiter and Grace (Warren) Rhodes.

Ronald was preceded in death by his parents; his sisters, Bridget (Laudie) Havelka and Rosemary (Steven) Demaniow; and his great grandson, Dylan.


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  1. Richard & Judy (Ficek)Guyn says:

    Kansas City MOI have many memories of Ron, his hearty laugh, & sense of humor. We were cousins of the same age. Your family is in our thoughts & prayers. Love, Judy & Richardp

  2. Grace M and Wayne P Weiske says:

    Schaumburg ILSorry to hear of Ron’s passing. Our condolences and prayers. God Bless!

    Grace(Kaisershot) and Wayne Weiske

  3. Rita Ficek Purcell says:

    Midland TexasDear Margaret and Grace,
    I was so sorry to hear of the passing of Ronald. Even though we have all moved from our place of birth, we hold dear our cousins. May God give you strength during your time of sorrow.
    Rita Ficek Purcell

  4. Debbie Bohlman says:

    Dickinson ND
    I am so sorry to hear of Uncle Ron’s passing. You have my deepest sympathy. I will not be able to make the burial as I have to be in Grand Junction, CO for work.

  5. Jamie & Cami Havelka says:

    I have many fond memories on my uncle Ron…….you will always have a very special place in many people’s hearts and you will be greatly missed. Rest in peace…….say hi to mom and dad for me.

  6. GARY HERMANN says:

    Minot ND
    Sorry to hear about the loss of your husband, father, and grandfather. I knew Ron from the Guard in Dickinson, ND
    , him and I worked together cooking the meals for the soldiers of Company D 164 Engr Bn. May the Lord grant you the peace and comfort afforded by him, and he is now in the bosom of his Lord resting peacefully. Take comfort in prayer and trust in the Lord.

  7. Ginnie Greenaway says:

    Pittsburgh PAI was very saddened to hear of his passing. My deepest condolences to his wife, children, grandchildren, and the whole family.

  8. Jane Frenzel Howser says:

    Tacoma WaSorry to hear about my cousin’s passing. You are all in our thoughts & prayers. He will join our brother Jim, who is also at the
    Veteran’s cemetery in Mandan. God bless.

  9. LaVonne Cameron says:

    Deering North Dakota
    I am so sorry for your loss. Our prayers are with you and the rest of the family.

  10. Angie Marsh says:

    Dickinson ND
    Jean Ann and Family, My sympathy and deepest regrets go out to you at this difficult time. Even though caring for Ron will no longer fill your days, thoughts of him will always fill your mind and your heart. May memories of better times bring you joy.

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