Olen Ridling

Obituary of Olen F.B. Ridling

HARRISVILLE- Olen F.B. Ridling, 71, of S. Creek Road died peacefully Sunday, April 3, 2022 at the Syracuse VA Medical Center. He was born on March 25, 1951 in Conway, Arkansas to the late James & Rena (Barber) Ridling. Olen graduated with a bachelor's degree in Nursing from the University of Wisconsin-Oshkosh in 1986 in the ROTC program. He served as a Registered Nurse in the United States Army 1966-1982 and from May 15, 1972 to May 13, 1977 during the Vietnam War and NCO U.S. Army Security Agency. He also served a tour in Germany; Viet Nam War; Persian Gulf War; Cold War; Global War on Terror (pre 911). NCO & Officer multiple MOS's Combat Arms, Support, & Service. Olen married Carol K. Koster of Wisconsin in Massachusetts on May 5, 1973 by the Justice of the Peace only after one month of dating. The couple settled in Harrisville; he had many friends in his life. Mr. Ridling loved to see children’s faces at Christmas time when he would put on his Santa hat. Mr. Ridling had several hobbies & collections. Picture taking around the ADK loop twice a year. He was administrator to many websites he ran with love, outrage, and misconduct that landed him Facebook Jail! His absolute passion was for the many animals that came into his and Carol’s home, no matter how short or long the time was they all took his care, equal attention was given to Ghostwriters Pets as well. He is survived by his wife Carol Ridling, Harrisville; a half- sister Emily and her son Ronald of Arkansas; Mr. & Mrs. Ronald Koster, Arizona; several nieces and nephews. Funeral Arrangements are being handled by the Lundy Funeral Home & Cremation Service, Inc. Calling hours will be held on Friday, April 8, 2022 from 1:00pm-3:00pm at the Lundy Funeral Home located at 500 State Street in Carthage, NY 13619. A Funeral Service will be held at 3:00pm in the Chapel with the Reverend Samuel P. Lundy, officiating. Graveside services will be at noon with Father Christopher Looby, Catholic Priest and a burial with Military Honors will be held on Wednesday, April 20, 2022 in the Sackets Harbor Military Cemetery in Sackets Harbor, NY. Online condolences can be made to www.lundyfuneralhome.com.
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Friday
8
April

Calling Hours

1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Friday, April 8, 2022
Lundy Funeral Home & Cremation Services, Inc. Chapel
500 State Street
Carthage , New York, United States
Friday
8
April

Funeral Service

3:00 pm - 3:45 pm
Friday, April 8, 2022
Lundy Funeral Home & Cremation Services, Inc. Chapel
500 State Street
Carthage , New York, United States
Wednesday
20
April

Graveside Service Military Honors

12:00 pm - 12:30 pm
Wednesday, April 20, 2022
Sackets Harbor Military Cemetery
Corner of Spencer Drive & Dodge Ave
Sackets Harbor, New York, United States
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