May 12, 2015

Agnes Ridl

Our loving mother, Agnes Ridl, passed away peacefully on Tuesday, May 5, 2015, in Dickinson at St. Benedict’s Health Center.
Agnes was born to Peder and Solveig (Johanssen) Enderud on Feb. 28, 1929. She graduated from Watford City High School and Dickinson State College, and held a long career as a Legal Secretary working for the law firms of Murtha, Baird, and Senn.
Agnes and Gordon operated a successful cattle ranch and farm north of Dickinson. Mom was an avid gardener who loved the sun and planted many a flower to endure the relentless North Dakota wind. She loved to sing and dance, sew beautiful quilts, and embroider dish towel sets for her kids and grandkids. She kept a host of wild birds well-fed during the cold winter months. Plus, she cooked three meals a day for her family! How did she do it?! We will always be amazed by her incredible multitasking!
Above all, she loved her family and every day gave each of us unconditional love. If wealth is measured by those who love you, Mom was rich. She was gentle, kind, tough, and loving. Agnes will be missed, but never forgotten.
Mom’s life is celebrated by her children Jeff (Robin), Jackie (Sean), Dave (Rita), Doug (Mary), James (Kathy); five grandchildren; six great-grandkids; and many wonderful nieces and nephews. Agnes is also survived by her sister Pearl Gauer, Havre, Mont.; and a brother-in-law, Willard Schnell, Dickinson.
She is preceded in death by her husband Gordon Ridl; her sisters, Judy (Frank) Ferreira, Swana Schnell, Sylvia (Hans) Karlstadt; brother, Palmer (Effie) Enderud; and brother-in-law, John Gauer. The family wants to especially thank the loving and caring staff at St. Benedict’s Health Center- God bless you. We love you, Mom!
A Liturgy of Word Service Outside of Mass for Agnes was at 1:30 p.m., Friday, May 8, 2015, at Ladbury Funeral Service, Dickinson, with Fr. Taras Miles officiating. Interment followed at St. Patrick’s Cemetery, Dickinson. Visitation was on Friday from 8 a.m. to 1:30 P.M., at Ladbury Funeral Service.
Arrangements are with Ladbury Funeral Service, Dickinson.