• Kuiper Funeral Home
    Highland, IN
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David W "Tex" Ridder 1965 - 2012
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Saturday, June 28, 2014
Thinking of you on the day before your birthday... Miss you my friend.
Saturday, March 01, 2014
YLS
Friday, February 28, 2014
Just a lil' kiss :)*
From me to you.
You're so missed
And, I'm so blue!

I still can't believe
you are really gone.
how could you leave
you seemed so strong!

You were always my rock.
You were always my ear.
i miss you my friend!
I wish you were here!
Sunday, November 17, 2013
Tex still thinking of you.RIP. bro.brother Joe Anoman
Saturday, November 16, 2013
One year and a lot of tears and beers! Happy Anniversary in Heaven my friend! Miss ya!
Friday, November 15, 2013
YLS
Sunday, September 08, 2013
You left my heart as empty
As a Monday morning church!
Sure do miss you! What I would do for one last text :)*
Tuesday, September 03, 2013
When my days
feel long and dark, I look to you! Some things never change! Still looking to u but u r gone:( Didnt think you'd leave ur wingman! Missing you!
Thursday, August 29, 2013
I'm so sorry for your loss of your David Ridder. I lost my brother 10 years ago at the age of 53 and his name was also David Ridder. We live in Topeka, Kansas. Most certainly we are all related somehow. I am sure both of our precious Davids are enjoying heaven together. God's peace to you. Cindy Stone (former Cindy Ridder)
Sunday, July 14, 2013
It's days like these that make it soooo easy to miss you! Sunny Sundays:)
Saturday, June 29, 2013
Happy Birthday! This year you celebrate your 48th Bday with The Lord God Our Savior high above in heaven! Shine down Dave on your two beautiful sons! They love you and need your presence daily but especially today! Love your OTN
Thursday, June 13, 2013
To think its been 7 months! Feels like just yesterday when you and i grabbed coffee and caught up! It wasn't unusual for us to go 7months without seeing each other or speaking.... but this is much different:( you were always there and now your gone! What I wouldn't do for one last chat! You are still missed Dave so so much!
Monday, May 06, 2013
"Grieving u is like an ocean.... it comes in waves ..ebbing and flowing!! sometimes the waters are calm ... sometimes they are overwhelming! And, all I can do is try to learn to swim!" :( U promised me!
Saturday, April 06, 2013
I really miss you! i so often wonder if you know just how much! you better be looking down on all of us.... those u left in the dust!!
Sunday, February 03, 2013
Another month has gone by and the void you've left seems to get larger and larger! pretty sure thats not how its supposed to go.... but then again.... why would I think anything would go as planned for "us" ? Never was "normal!" Miss you my Dear OneTN!
Saturday, February 02, 2013
There's not a day that goes by that I don't think of you, Dave. You are so missed by family and friends.
Wednesday, January 02, 2013
Happy New Year! Still really missing you. I keep hoping this will get easier...Doesn't seem to be... :( #sosad
Thursday, December 20, 2012
I still cannot believe you are gone! Daily, I look up to the sky and shake my head in disbelief! Really?? That is the one constant thought! Really? #stunned #angry #soooosaddened
Thursday, December 06, 2012
Today, on my birthday, i wish u were here to tell me happy birthday as u have for the past 11 years! I miss you but when I went outside to take Ty out and saw the beautiful sunrise this am I couldn't help but think that was you shining down on me as if to say Happy Birthday from heaven! Miss you! I pray you know how special you were to sooooo many , including me!
Saturday, December 01, 2012
Hello my friend! My brother got married today at The Lighthouse! It was a beautiful day on the lake! Hard to be near Cedar Lake and not feel the huge void you've left! RIP Dave!
Wednesday, November 28, 2012
I lit a fire with the love you left behind
and it burned wild and crept up the mountainside
I followed your ashes into outer space
I cant look out the window
I cant look at this place
I cant look at the stars
They make me wonder where you are!
Stars..... up on heavens boulevard
and if I know you at all
I know you've gone too far
So, I cant look at the stars!
Tuesday, November 27, 2012
Sorry about your loss Dan and your family. Our thoughts and prayers are with you.
Saturday, November 24, 2012
Went to visit your grave site today! Damn, that was tough! I never imagined I'd have to see u in a cemetery to have our discussions! weird tho cuz i felt an odd sense of calm! i guess i shouldn't be surprised! You always had a way of calming me!
Saturday, November 24, 2012
Oh Tex... I miss you already. I'll never understand this world and the way that it works. Hopefully your watching down on everyone keeping our butts in line. Love you, RIP... So sorry you had to go....
Friday, November 23, 2012
YLS
Friday, November 23, 2012
:)*
Thursday, November 22, 2012
Making my coffee extra strong today in your honor! Unfortunately, as usual, it never tastes as good as when you made it! Miss you my OTN^
Thursday, November 22, 2012
May The Lord bless you and hold you close to Him until we meet again! You, Dave, were an amazing friend! I will miss you so much! :)*
Thursday, November 22, 2012
Waking up this Thanksgiving morning, I'm trying to find a reason to celebrate but I'm not there yet! I can't imagine my life without you! I never dreamt U'd go away..... especially like this!! My heart aches for you! I miss you! And i can't believe this is how our story ends!
Wednesday, November 21, 2012
I went to high school with Dave. He was always such a nice guy. My deepest sympathy to all who knew him..
Sincerely, Debbie Haak
Wednesday, November 21, 2012
My sincere condolences to the Ridder family and the Calumet Harley-Davidson family. I enjoyed working with Tex at the dealership. He always made me smile.
Wednesday, November 21, 2012
Rest in Peace Tex, you were a good dude and I am glad to have known you, even though it was only for a short period of time. I hope they got Harleys in Heaven my man, Ride On!!

Brick
Wednesday, November 21, 2012
Very sorry for your loss our prayers and thoughts go out to you at this very sad time .
Tuesday, November 20, 2012
Our most sincere condolences to the Ridder family at this time. Tex will be missed and remembered - always.
Tuesday, November 20, 2012
My deepest sympathy - Tex will be greatly missed, he was a good guy. Wayne Swanson {Demotte,In}
Tuesday, November 20, 2012
Tex...you helped me buy my first Harley and always teased me about being a girl rider but yet was so amazingly kind. Always remember the hugs. A great loss to this world but you will not be forgotten. As we ride we will always remember you. I hope you are good now, at peace and looking over us all. Peace and comfort to all of your family and extended family now and always. Ride with the Angels my friend. God Bless and say hi to my Grandma :)

With love Heather and Greg Malenshek
Tuesday, November 20, 2012
I am so sorry for you loss.Tes was an outstanding man, He not only about the Harley Business but how to stand tall as a man. I will never forget him!
Tuesday, November 20, 2012
You shall live in the hearts of those who loved you and will thus never die or be forgotten..R.I.P. Tex!!Until we meet again!!!
Tuesday, November 20, 2012
Now You Can Give Me "The Bird"From The Heavens Every Time I'm Ridin & When I Visit Calumet H-D!LOL!!R.I.P.My Brotha & Old Freind.My Sincere Condolences To Your Family.My Heart Goes Out To Them!
Tuesday, November 20, 2012
Our deepest sympathy to David and Danny & family. Tex touched so many lives and will be greatly missed.
Tuesday, November 20, 2012
TEX, YOU WILL BE GREATLY MISSED.OUR THOUGHTS GO OUT TO YOUR FAMILY AND FRIEND.
HOLIDAY LIQUORS
Tuesday, November 20, 2012
God's Speed My Brotha & Old Freind!R.I.P..
Tuesday, November 20, 2012
God's Speed Old Freind!
Tuesday, November 20, 2012
I offer my condolences. Loosing someone so important to you is trying. May you find comfort in God's promise to end death.
Tuesday, November 20, 2012
Our thoughts and prayers are with you in your time of grief. May your memories bring you comfort.
Tuesday, November 20, 2012
One day sickness and death Will be removed forever and hope of seeing our love ones will be in the near future. I am very sorry for your loss know that the Bible gives the only real solution for mankind's problems. Matt 5:28,29
Monday, November 19, 2012
Our deepest condolences to Tex's family! May he rest in peace and look down upon everyone that loved him. I gotta say we will miss seeing you riding up and down the road in the subdivision. RIP Tex!!
Monday, November 19, 2012
When we think back on our riding days, you will always be a part of those memories. Rest in Peace, Tex.
Monday, November 19, 2012
To know you was to love you & my life was so much better, because you were in it! You and that smile will be missed so much more than you will ever know! Love you!!
Monday, November 19, 2012
R.I.P, Tex...you will be missed by MANY. I am gonna miss your heart-warming smile. I am blessed to have known you. My condolences to your family and friends.
Monday, November 19, 2012
My thoughts and prayers are with the entire family, extended family and friends of "Tex," gone but not forgotten.

Vern Lightwine
Harley-Davidson Motor Company
Monday, November 19, 2012
Tex, RIP my friend. You will be deeply missed! You touched many, many lives. My deepest condolences to your family. They are in my thoughts and prayers.
Monday, November 19, 2012
We share in your loss through our recent conversations with Don. Please be assured of our prayers as we stand with you. Your friends in Wingham, Canada.
Monday, November 19, 2012
Tex may you find your peace.
Our deepest condolences to your family and extended family at Calumet Harley.
RIP
Monday, November 19, 2012
Tex!
RIP my friend,you'll be missed.
joe Anoman
Monday, November 19, 2012
Our thoughts and prayers are with you in your time of grief. May your memories bring you comfort.

Jim Martin and Michelle Parker
Mokena IL
Monday, November 19, 2012
Dear Tex, you have touched so many lifes. I am glad we had the opportunity to have you in our lifes. Our deepest sympathies go out to your boys and entire family. Ride in Peace
Monday, November 19, 2012
We are Heartbroken. No words can exspress the loss off Our Loved Family member. So many memories.Our LOVE & PRAYERS Are being sent to You David & Danny. Our Deepest Sympothy to Dave's Mother'Father,Brother,& Sister.And all that LOVED DAVE.May God Bless YOUR HEARTS at this very difficult time. With never ending Love,Uncle Don,Aunt Cheryl,Gregg,Jeff,Michelle,&Trevor
Monday, November 19, 2012
Tex,
I only knew you for a brief time during my infrequent trips home, and you will be missed. Your family, friends and colleagues have my deepest sympathy.
Monday, November 19, 2012
We are heartbroken to lose such a amazing family member. Words are not enough to exspress our love for Dave's Wonderful two son's. We send our Never ending LOVE to them both.Praying for Dave's Mother,Father,Sister,Brother. God is with You at this very sad time. With LOVE UNCLE DON,AUNT CHERYL,GREGG, JEFF, MICHELLE , TREVOR GOD BE WITH YOU
Monday, November 19, 2012
Tex,
I only knew you for a brief time during my infrequent trips home, but you will be missed. Your family, friends and colleagues have my deepest sympathy.
Monday, November 19, 2012
Thoughts and prayers go out to family and friends of "Tex". I'll always enjoy the short time I had working with you at Hammond H-D. You will truly be missed by everyone that you touched. Looking forward to riding with you again some day. RIP.
Monday, November 19, 2012
Our deepest condolences to Tex's family and friends. He will be missed, but not forgotten. God is our strength and comfort.
Sunday, November 18, 2012
My thoughts and prayers goes out to Tex's family and sons. RIP my brother.
Sunday, November 18, 2012
Tex Forever!
UFFU B&OF BTTE
Sunday, November 18, 2012
Dave was an amazing man and I was happy to have him as a brother in law for over 10 years. He will be sadly missed and loved by everyone who knew him. Love, Wanda (Elzinga) Nanney
Sunday, November 18, 2012
May you rest in peace ... may your sons find the strength to mend their broken hearts. May your family and friends keep your goodness alive through their memories of you. A sadness has come upon us, as you ride off into your final resting place...REMEMBER you were loved and always will be! God Bless
Sunday, November 18, 2012
you will be sadly missed ride on tex rip
Sunday, November 18, 2012
After working with Tex for the past 15+ years I've seen past his "HardCore" outer shell.
Deep down inside he was a softy.
Just a ordinary average guy wanting the same things out of life as the rest of us.I don't believe he knew how many friends he really made throughout his lifetime.
My thoughts and prayers go out to David & Danny and the family of Tex.
Sunday, November 18, 2012
May you find comfort and peace in our Lords arms.. You will be missed by so many.. Smile down on us sweet Tex, Keep on riding in the skies...
Sunday, November 18, 2012
My thoughts and prayers are with all of those who knew and loved Tex. Ride with the angels Tex.
Sunday, November 18, 2012
Sunday, November 18, 2012
My thoughts and prayers are with the entire family as well as the Calumet Harley family. Tex was one of a kind and will be greatly missed.
Sunday, November 18, 2012
You will always be Dave to me, and you will always be my brother, my family. Many hearts are broken and shattered at your loss. You were unbelievably loved by so many. David and Danny will carry the torch, and they will continue to make you proud, just as they have always done. They will be surrounded by people who love and care for them. It is with overwhelming sadness that we say goodbye, and rest in peace. Your work here is done.
Sunday, November 18, 2012
Dave, or as some call you, TEX, they say you're in a better place. We here left behind will not know that better place until our time comes. My heart really goes out to your two wonderful boys, Mom and Dad, brother and sister. Along with the rest your family and many, many friends. I'm sure we'll meet up again on the other side at that better place. Rest in peace buddy.
Lanny
Sunday, November 18, 2012
I'm sorry for the loss of your son. Your whole family has our prayers and deepest condolences. Hank and Carol Goesel
Sunday, November 18, 2012
Our prayers and thoughts are with his family. Rest in Peace Tex.
Sunday, November 18, 2012
Mark & I are really going to miss that big smile of yours when we walk into Calumet Harley. We hope that you are in absolute peace and serenity and riding the highways of heaven. Rest in Peace Tex. You will be missed by many.
Sunday, November 18, 2012
Tex,
It's going to be hard 2 not see u in the morning huddle and the Cedartucky jokes we shared. Love you and you will be missed!! My heart goes out to the family!
Sunday, November 18, 2012
My condolences to your family..tex will be missed and always remembered
Sunday, November 18, 2012
My deepest condolences to all who suffer from this tragedy, Gone but never forgotten....
Sunday, November 18, 2012
Tex, you will be missed.Thank you for all you did for us.
Saturday, November 17, 2012
David rest in peace. My prayers and thaughts are with your family. We fought many battles together, while you were on the griffith fire dept.My heart is saddened by the news we got today . Rest in peace my brother
Saturday, November 17, 2012
My greatest condolences to your family and all the friends, Tex, you are missed so much!
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