TOWN OF VERNON
David F. Ridenour
Nov. 29, 1962 – Oct. 13, 2010
F. Ridenour of the Town of Vernon unexpectedly died Wednesday, Oct. 13,
2010, at Waukesha Memorial Hospital at the age of 47. He was born Nov.
29, 1962, a son of Donald and Olive Ridenour.
As an accomplished smallbore rifle shooter, David received the honor of
a full scholarship to West Virginia University. He was the first person
in the United States to achieve an NRA Collegiate All American Award in
two sports over four consecutive years. David worked as a software
engineering manager for Rockwell Automation, where he received an
innovation award for his contributions. He married his best friend and
the love of his life, Margaret Mutchler, on Sept. 16, 2000. Dave enjoyed
sailing, scuba diving, traveling and the wildlife that roamed across his
yard. He also loved cooking and enjoyed collecting and sharing wine with
friends. Dave was very creative and had a knack for understanding and
applying technology. Having a heart of gold, Dave had a deep
appreciation for the service that military personnel bestow on our
country. His greatest joy was spending time with his family, especially
his many nieces and nephews. David lived his life to the fullest and
shared that with everyone in reach. He will always be remembered for his
giving spirit and the way he spoiled his friends and family beyond their
David will be profoundly missed by his wife, Marge; father, Donald;
brother, Mark (Barbara) Ridenour; nieces and nephews, Halley, Brad,
Andy, Sierra, J.T., Oliver, Jacob, Sawyer, Paul, David, Huriyyah,
Keilana and Grace; and other relatives and many friends.
He was preceded in death by his mother.
Visitation will be held from 11 a.m. until the 12:30 p.m. memorial
service Tuesday, Oct. 19, at Cesarz, Charapata & Zinnecker Funeral Home,
237 N. Moreland Blvd., Waukesha.
Memorials in David’s honor are appreciated to Hope Center, 502 N. East
Ave., Waukesha, WI 53186; The Women’s Center of Waukesha, 505 N. East
Ave., Waukesha, WI 53186; or to the George Bray Neighborhood Center, 924
Center St., Racine, WI 53403.
Cesarz, Charapata & Zinnecker Funeral Home, Cremation and Pre-Planning
Services is serving the family. For further information, please call
542-6609, or for directions, an online obituary or to leave a
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