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Peggy Maichel
July 31, 1928 ~
August 05, 2018
Date of Service: August 14, 2018

Edward Komara
October 16, 1943 ~
July 30, 2018
Date of Service: August 16, 2018

Ronald Brandt
June 10, 1946 ~
June 27, 2018
Date of Service: August 25, 2018

Thomas Halpin
August 15, 1935 ~
May 19, 2018
Date of Service: August 26, 2018

Evelyn Halpin
August 14, 1937 ~
July 23, 2018
Date of Service: August 26, 2018

Joe Litle
October 1, 1921 ~
August 11, 2018

Doris Carr
September 11, 1934 ~
August 01, 2018

Steven Christensen
August 2, 1961 ~
July 28, 2018

Pamela Whitmore
November 7, 1953 ~
July 28, 2018

Angie Anderson
April 9, 1971 ~
July 27, 2018

Gary Hagen
December 31, 1940 ~
July 24, 2018

Louise Hires
June 10, 1937 ~
July 24, 2018


Ina Riddell

May 29, 1923 ~ March 28, 2018

Ina-Maria Grewe Riddell was called home by her creator, for her next assignment, on March 28, 2018.

She was born on May 29, 1923, in Potsdam, Germany, to Hermann Grewe of Recklinghausen, Wesfalia, and Elly Bauer Grewe, only daughter of Wilhelm Bauer and Bertha Maria Kleist Bauer.

Ina grew up and attended schools in Potsdam. Her childhood playground, across the street from her home, was the park and castle of Sans Souci, built by Frederick the Great in the 18th Century.

During WWII, she worked as a secretary in Wannsee, Berlin and Magdeburg. At the end of the war her family had lost their home and Ina was a displaced person in Bavaria.

She was permitted to enter the United States in 1948 and, after learning English and working as a secretary in San Francisco for a few years, became a naturalized American citizen in 1952.

In 1959 Ina married Lowell William Riddell, a widower, who preceded her in death in 1987. The couple had no children. Ina and Lowell were enthusiastic licensed radio amateurs, active in the volunteer Military Affiliated Radio System, providing communications between our boys and girls in the military overseas and their folks at home. They also provided emergency communications in their mobile units between Civil Defense and disaster relief organizations and regular law enforcement.

Ina worked as a secretary for Westinghouse Electric Corporation in the San Francisco Bay Area for 30 years and retired to Bozeman, Montana, in 1990.  She was an avid reader and used the years of her retirement to follow her passion, the study of ancient and 20th Century European and American history. She regarded Western culture, literature and arts as a most eloquent expression of man’s God-given genius. She deeply believed in the inherent goodness of humanity. Her many friends, her books and her dogs were her life.

No services are planned at this time.

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