Michael Allen Ridenour, 83


Michael Allen Ridenour, 83, of West Liberty died on Feb. 11, 2024, at Simpson Memorial Home in West Liberty. 

Mike was born in Iowa City on Oct. 23, 1940, to Forrest and Madelyn Ridenour. He was a lifelong resident of the West Liberty area and was raised on a farm north of Atalissa. He was actively involved in the farm operation his entire childhood and enjoyed FFA and 4-H.  

Mike graduated from West Liberty High School in 1959. While in school he participated in various vocal music groups and was a member of the West Liberty Marching band playing the base drum.   

After graduation he Served in the Iowa City Army Reserve unit and took his basic training and advanced infantry training at Fort Ord, California. Mike was employed as a maintenance mechanic at the Owens Brush Company in Iowa City until his retirement.  

He is survived by his brother Fred (Judy) Ridenour, residing in Houston, Texas and Sister-in-Law Linda (Stan) Yoder residing in Iowa City.  He was Uncle to Christian (Jammie) Ridenour and Carrie (Michael) Jackson. Two nieces: Jenna and Madelyn; and three nephews Eric, Matthew and Logan; and one great niece Leilani.  Mike was preceded in death by his Parents, Forrest and Madlyn Ridenour, Brother Patrick Ridenour and Sister Sharon (Gail) Reedy.   

In Lieu of flowers, memorials may be directed to the Compassus Hospice of Davenport or the donor’s choice. 

Funeral service will be held at 2 p.m. on Thursday, Feb. 15, 2024, at the Henderson-Barker Funeral Home in West Liberty with visitation from 1 p.m. until service time. Burial will be at Oak Ridge Cemetery in West Liberty. Online condolences may be made to the family at www.hendersonbarkerfuneralhome.com.

Mike’s family would like to extend a heartfelt thank you to the dedicated staff at the Simpson Memorial Home and Compassus Hospice for the exceptional care and compassion shown to him during his time with them. Your kindness and support meant the world to Mike and his family during a challenging time. Your professionalism and empathy truly made a difference.