Walter Ridder

Alton | Wednesday, December 28 2022 |

Walter “Bud” Albert Ridder, 87, died at 3:53 p.m. on Wednesday, December 28, 2022, at Christian Hospital NE. He was born January 9, 1935, in Alton, the son of the late Herman and Dorothy (Doerr) Ridder.   Bud served in U.S. Air Force and was a member of Heartland Baptist Church in Alton where he enjoyed spending time with his church group Romeo.   He also enjoyed being with his beloved dog, Rascal.   Bud retired from Shell Oil Company where he worked as an Inspector for many years.  December 22, 1955, he married Shirlee Jean Huffstutler, and she preceded him in death on November 23, 1999.  On January 16, 2004, in Mesa, AZ he married Janice K. Whiton, and she survives.  Also, surviving are one daughter, Cindy Louise Wheeler (Frederick) of Bethalto, two stepdaughters, Julie Pohlman (Fred) of Grafton, Jana Madison of Altoona, IA, and one stepson, Rollie Madison (Jaime)  of Spring Lake, MI, one grandchild, Heather Claxton (Tanner) of Godfrey, one great-granddaughter,  Laurin Snyder (Jimmy) of Alton and five step-grandsons, Fred Pohlman (Jordynn), Sam Pohlman (Emily), Lucas Pohlman, Dakota Britt, and Rece Madison and one great great grandchild, Dorian Leland Snyder.  Besides his first wife and parents, he was preceded in death by an infant great-granddaughter, London Risch.  A Celebration of Life will be at a later date.  Memorials may be made to Heartland Baptist Church in Alton.  Additional information and an online guest book may be found at

Obit Provided By:
Gent Funeral Home

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