WINTER HAVEN - Mr. Sidney Richard Bedore of Winter Haven, Florida died on November 9, 2012 at Good Shepard Hospice of heart failure. He was 86 years old.
Born in Kenosha, Wisconsin on May 31, 1926, he lived in Racine, Wisconsin for many years before moving to Winter Haven, Florida in 1989.
He retired from J.I. Case Company, a division of Tenneco, Inc., after 24 years as Manager, Systems and Data Processing; General Manager Service Parts; and Manager Parts and Service, AG Retail Enterprises.
He was a veteran of the U.S. Navy in WWII serving in the Pacific. He was a member of St. John's United Methodist Church, a member of Masonic Lodge 92 in Racine, Wisconsin, the Scottish Rite Valley of Milwaukee, Tripoli Shrine of Milwaukee, Wisconsin; Winter Haven Shrine Club and the American Legion post 9 of Winter Haven, Florida.
He is survived by his wife, Frances Radke Bedore of Winter Haven, Florida; Son, Richard Bedore of Kenosha Wisconsin; Daughter, Sue Wind of Sun Prairie, Wisconsin. He is also survived by his step daughters, Sandra Riggenbach of McHenry, Illinois and Barbara Pottinger of Friendswood, Texas and 7 grandchildren and 9 great-grandchildren.
He will be interred at the Veterans Florida National Cemetery in Bushnell, Florida.


Published in Ledger from Nov. 18 to Nov. 19, 2012