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Gerald Robert Ridge

November 4, 1935 — August 31, 2022

Gerald Robert Ridge "Bob" of Frankfort Illinois. Passed away peacefully on August 31, 2022, surrounded by his family in love devotion and prayer. Bob is survived by his loving hero of a wife for 59 years Barbara; 4 grateful children: Maureen (Todd) Valliere, Christine Ridge, Robert (Rachel) Ridge and Lauren Ridge Clark along with the apple of his eye 5 grandchildren: Adam, Abigail, Addison, Landon, and Riley. Dear brother-in- law, uncle, friend to many.

Bob a "Good Man". Such a simple yet beyond strong statement. His temperament was full of kindness, his actions were gentle, his faith was strong & his devotion was to his family. Growing up in Metropolis Illinois, the home of Superman, he found the strength to pursue many business opportunities and retired with the railroad all aboard the Amtrak. He proudly served in the United States Marine Corps. Bob embraced being the listener in the crowd among those gathering in his home, which was an open-door policy: Laughter, games (question game was his favorite), food and drinks flowing and reminiscing of yesterdays to bring a smile to all. His love for the St. Louis Cardinals remained throughout his lifetime- "this is their year". Bob was a true servant to his family and his wife's needs throughout his life always putting others first. He will be so dearly missed, and we hope we can gain just a touch of his demeanor into our hearts and lives.

A visitation will be held at St. Anthony Catholic Church 7659 Sauk Trail, Frankfort IL 60423 on Saturday, September 10, 2022, from 10:00 AM until 11:00 AM, with a Mass of Christian Burial at 11:00 AM. Interment with military honors will take place at Abraham Lincoln National Cemetery, 20953 W. Hoff Rd. Elwood, IL 60421 on Monday, September 12, 2022, at 10:00 AM.

In lieu of flowers memorial donation to the H Foundation, 60 S. LaGrange Road, LaGrange, IL 60525 Fax 708-352-0759, Email info@hfoundation.org, For more information call 708-352-5240.


As stated by Bob ole Blue Eyes “The Best is Yet to Come!”


Liver stream link for Funeral Mass at 11:00 AM     https://www.asimplestreaming.com/grridge/


Funeral arrangements handled by Kurtz Memorial Chapel, 656 Old Frankfort Way, Frankfort IL 60423, www.kurtzmemorialchapel.com or 815-806-2225


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Visitation

Saturday, September 10, 2022

10:00 - 11:00 am (Central time)

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Mass of Christian Burial

Saturday, September 10, 2022

Starts at 11:00 am (Central time)

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Interment with Military Honors

Monday, September 12, 2022

Starts at 10:00 am (Central time)

Abraham Lincoln National Cemetery

20953 West Hoff Road, Elwood, IL 60421

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Burial

Abraham Lincoln National Cemetery

20953 West Hoff Road, Elwood, IL 60421

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