Zachary Ridler Obituary

Zachary Grant Ridler
Zachary Grant Ridler
Zachary Grant Ridler

November 11, 1985 - September 14, 2004
Resided in Woodward, IA
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Zachary “Zach” Grant Ridler, 18, passed away on Tuesday, September 14, 2004, at his home following a year long battle with a brain tumor. A Funeral Mass will be held at 11 a.m. on Friday, September 17, at Assumption Catholic Church, in Granger. Burial will follow at Beaver Catholic Cemetery, in rural Granger.
Zach was born on November 11, 1985, the first son of Brian and Rita (Lappe) Ridler. He attended Lil Sprouts Preschool in Woodward from 1990-1991 and Assumption Catholic School from kindergarten through eighth grade. He was a class of 2000 graduate from Assumption School and then attended Woodward - Granger High School, graduating with the class of 2004. Favorite classes in school included Creative Writing and Computer Graphics. He also enjoyed working on class projects and spending time with friends.
Being a strong, athletic, and competitive child, Zach began wrestling with the Beaver Creek wrestling club and playing Little League baseball at the age of seven. In junior high and high school, he participated in football, basketball, track and baseball.
He was an active member of Assumption Youth Group.
Zach enjoyed watching the television programs, Trading Spaces and While You Were Out, Michael Moore movies, and collecting retro memorabilia. Most important to Zach though, were his family and friends. They meant a great deal to him and their care, visits and prayers helped to sustain him through his illness.
Left with loving memories of Zach are his parents, Brian and Rita Ridler; two brothers, Jacob and Nicholas Ridler; grandparents, Mildred (Lappe) Wiediger of Independence, IA, Joy Councilman of Boone and Lloyd Ridler of Osage Beach, MO; and several aunts, uncles, cousins and friends. He is joined into eternal life with his grandfather, Arthur Lappe.
Visitation will be held after 4 p.m. on Thursday, September 16, at Assumption Catholic Church, in Granger, where the family will greet friends from 4 to 7 p.m. and a Vigil service will begin at 7 p.m. Memorials may be made to the Zachary Grant Ridler Memorial Fund.





Assumption Catholic Church
1904 Sycamore Street
Granger, IA 50109
Thursday, September 16, 2004
4:00 PM - 7:00 PM
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Assumption Catholic Church
1904 Sycamore Street
Granger, IA 50109
Friday, September 17, 2004
11:00 AM
Beaver Catholic Cemetery
Granger, IA US 50109
Friday, September 17, 2004