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Julianna Francis Ridder, 88

Julianna Francis (Kessler) Ridder passed away on Thursday Sept. 9, 2021. She was born on April 16, 1933, at the farm home of George and Frances (Berning) Kessler. She was one of eight children. Julie attended Elementary School in Marienthal, KS and went to High School in Leoti, KS. After graduating she worked as a nurse’s aide at St. Catherine’s Hospital in Garden City, KS.

She then went to work in a dime store until her brother entered the Navy. Julie then returned home to help her dad with the farm.

Julie married Norman Ridder, who had only lived five miles from her, on June 16, 1952, and th...


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