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Baby Child 16

Bennie Ridgeway

June 4, 1940 ~ July 27, 2019 (age 79)

Bennie R. Ridgeway, 79 of Wabasha, passed away Saturday, July 27, 2019.

Bennie Robert was born June 4, 1940, in Wabasha to Ben and Violet (Dasher) Ridgeway.  Bennie formerly lived in Rochester before moving to Great River Homes, Wabasha in 1990. 

Bennie enjoyed watching the old TV shows, having ice cream and cake especially for his birthday, puffy popcorn, and dancing.  Bennie also enjoyed having friends and family visit him at his home, spending time with his housemates either at home or out in the community shopping or eating out, and attending the Wabasha County D.A.C. He also had a unique way of rolling up his sleeves and making sure everything was in its place.

He is survived by his four sisters:  Madeline (Dick) Kruger, Millie (Chuck) Greive, Linda Jensen, and Tina Hollstrom; sister-in-law Jean Ridgeway; and many nieces, nephews, other relatives, and friends.

He was preceded in death by his parents; three sisters:  Babe, Joyce, and Shirley; three brothers:  John, Dave, and Ronald.

Services will be 4 p.m. Thursday, August 1, 2019, at Abbott Funeral Home, Wabasha, with Rev. Jim Clausen, pastor of Wabasha United Church of Christ officiating.  Interment will be at Riverview Cemetery, Wabasha, MN.

Visitation will begin at 3 p.m. Thursday at the funeral home.

Services entrusted to Abbott Funeral Home & Crematory, Wabasha.  Words of remembrance may be left at

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