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Delores J. “Dort” Ridenour

September 29, 1939 — November 10, 2018

Delores J “Dort” Ridenour, 79, of Dakota Dunes, South Dakota, died Saturday, November 10, 2018 surrounded by her family at the Clarissa C. Cook Hospice House, Bettendorf, Iowa.

Services will be 11 AM, Saturday, November 17th at Bethlehem Lutheran Church in Vinton, Iowa. Burial will be in Garrison Cemetery in Garrison, Iowa. Memorials may be made to

Delores Jane Selk was born September 29th, 1939 on a farm by Dysart, Iowa, the daughter of Ray and Agnes (Allers) Selk. She graduated from Garrison High School where she was a member of the 1957 Iowa state championship girls basketball team. She married Russell Ridenour on December 21, 1958.

In addition to being a loving wife and mother, Dort was retired from working as a receptionist at Wolpert and Wolpert in Dakota Dunes, SD. She was a member of PEO chapter GZ, First Lutheran bible study and Caterie study group. In her younger years she enjoyed bowling and golf. She also enjoyed reading, gardening and needlework. Above all else, her family was the most important thing to Dort.

Left to cherish her memory are her beloved husband of nearly 60 years, Russell Ridenour; three sons, Todd (Laurie) Ridenour of Bettendorf, Iowa, Wade (Peggy) Ridenour of Sioux City, Iowa and Nick Ridenour of Bettendorf, Iowa; 10 grandchildren; 5 great-grandchildren; her four siblings, Gayleen (Ray) Froning of Gilbert, Arizona, John (Marilyn) Selk of Lawton, Oklahoma, Charmaine (John) Heineman of Garrison, Iowa and Tom Selk of Everett, Washington; and many nieces and nephews.

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