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Jack Ridings

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Birthplace: Escanaba, Delta, Michigan
Death: Died in Grand Rapids, Kent, Michigan, United States
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Son of Sidney Ridings and Mavis Ethel Ridings
Husband of <private> Dunsmore
Father of <private> Ridings
Brother of Cynthia Ridings and <private> Ridings

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About Jack Ridings

Gladstone, MI

Jack L. Ridings, age 85, of Gladstone, passed away Saturday, February 4, 2012, at the Metropolitan Hospital in Grand Rapids.

Jack was born April 30, 1926 in Escanaba. He was raised in Gladstone and graduated from Gladstone High School where he excelled in basketball and football. Following high school, Jack enlisted in the United States Navy where he served in the North Atlantic during WWII. Upon his honorable discharge, Jack attended Northern Michigan University in Marquette. Jack was married to his wife Christine (Dunsmore) for 68 years and together they raised one daughter, Ann. Jack retired from The Milwaukee Railroad/ Soo Line as regional personnel director. He was a member of Gladstone American Legion August Mattson Post #71. Jack enjoyed the outdoors, flying airplanes, deer hunting and spending time with his family.

In addition to his wife Christine, Jack is survived by: Daughter: Ann (Martin) Bakken of Holt, MI Brother: Jim (Carol) Ridings of Hacienda Heights, CA Grandchildren: Ben (Rachel) Bakken Kristoffer (fiancé Meghann)Bakken Aaron (Michelle) Bakken Great Grandchildren: Logan Bakken and Clara Bakken Nephews: Josh and James Ridings Niece: Lyndsay Candelario Also surviving are two great nieces and many loving cousins. Jack was preceded in death by his parents, Sidney and Mavis Ridings and his sister, Cynthia.

Jack’s family will receive friends on Tuesday April 10, 2012, from 12:00PM to 2:00PM, at the Skradski Funeral Home in Gladstone. Military rites, to respectfully honor Jack, will follow visiting hours, at the Skradski Funeral Home in Gladstone, and will be conducted by the Gladstone American Legion August Mattson Post #71. The Skradski Family Funeral Homes of Delta County are assisting the Ridings family with arrangements. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions can be made in Jack’s name to the activity department at the Jacobetti Home for Veterans in Marquette.



            
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Jack Ridings's Timeline

1926
April 30, 1926
Escanaba, Delta, Michigan
2012
February 4, 2012
Age 85
Grand Rapids, Kent, Michigan, United States
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Marquette, Michigan, United States
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Gladstone High School
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Milwaukee Railroad/ Soo Line