Ann Catherine Riedstra, 1939-2020


Ann Catherine Riedstra, 80, of Rolling Prairie, Ind. passed away on Monday, Feb. 10, 2020 at Franciscan Health, Michigan City, Ind. surrounded by family.

Ann was born on Aug. 7, 1939 in Chicago, Ill., to Bernard and Jennie (DeVries) Lenters.

On Feb. 25, 1956 in Oaklawn, Ill., she married James Ronald, who preceded her in death.  Surviving are her children, Kathleen (Paul) McGowan of La Porte, Jim (Laura) Riedstra of St. John, Ind., Ron (Alice) Riedstra of La Porte, and Bob (Tracey) Riedstra of La Porte; six grandchildren, Ryan Northrop, Valerie Kaminski, Matthew (Jessie) Riedstra, James (Kara) Riedstra II, Jennifer Riedstra and Kelly Bolton; 13 great-grandchildren; and  numerous nieces and nephews.

She was preceded by her parents, husband, and brother, Bob Lenters.

Ann was a dietary technician for 20 years at Hamilton Grove.  She was very involved in her church.  Ann enjoyed playing solitaire and making dolls.

Visitation will be held from 10 a.m. until 1 p.m. on Saturday, Feb. 15 at Rolling Prairie United Methodist Church, where a Celebration of Life Service will be held at 1 p.m. Saturday with Pastor JoEllyn Chadwick officiating. Burial will follow at Rolling Prairie Cemetery.

Memorial donations may be made to Rolling Prairie United Methodist Church, 3444 E. US Hwy 20, P.O. Box 187, Rolling Prairie, Ind. 46371.

Cutler Funeral Home, 2900 Monroe St., LaPorte, Ind. is handling the arrangements.

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4 Responses to “Ann Catherine Riedstra, 1939-2020”

  1. Audrey Thatcher

    Feb 11. 2020

    So sorry for the loss of this sweet sweet lady. My heartfelt heartfelt condolences to Ann’s wonderful loving family.

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  2. Rachel Gaze

    Feb 11. 2020

    So very sorry for the loss of this beautiful woman. I worked with Ann for many years at Hamilton Grove and she was a wonderful person.

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  3. Pam newton

    Feb 11. 2020

    Bob &Tracey
    So sorry for your loss my prayers and strength to u both as you go through this difficult time.share the memories it helps ease some of the pain. Hugs to u both!

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  4. Johnathon Kuespert

    Feb 17. 2020

    Sorry for your loss. Ann was a great neighbor and we will miss seeing her smiling face

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