ROBERT D. RIDGLEY
Robert D Ridgley, 90, of Evansville IN, died on Tuesday, January 24, 2023, at River Point Assisted Living Center while under the care of Heart-to-Heart Hospice and his family.
He was born on April 21, 1932, in Elkhart, Indiana, the son of Wayne and Frances (Beezley) Ridgley. Bob spent his early life and schooling in Elkhart, Indiana, where he graduated from Elkhart High School, Class of 1950.
He was married to Betty (Earnhart) Ridgley on August 26, 1950. They made their home in Elkhart from 1950 to 1975 and relocated to Price County, Wisconsin in 1976. While in Price County, Robert was a tool & die/plastic mold maker with Phillips Plastics for over 30 years prior to his retirement. In 2019, he relocated to Evansville, Indiana.
In his free time, he enjoyed fishing, boating, riding his bicycle and listening to music.
Robert is lovingly remembered by one brother, James Ridgley of Elkhart, Indiana, by two daughters: Susan (John) Keil, Newburgh, IN, and Julie (Eric) Matovich, Westerville, OH, by nine
grandchildren and 14 great-grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by his wife, Betty Ridgley, by parents, Wayne and Frances Ridgley and by his sister, Norma Gene (Ridgley) Creecy.
A private memorial service for immediate family members will be held at a future date. Cremation to be handled by Simple Cremation.
Donations in Robert’s memory can be made to the American Lung Association.