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Elanor Ridenhour 1931-2008

Jul 29, 2008

Elanor (Satern) Stoelk Ridenhour passed from this life on July 17, 2008, after a short battle with lung cancer.

Ellie was born in 1931 in Mallard to Henry and Frances Satern on the family farm. She graduated from Mallard High School and attended AIB (American Institute of Business) on a basketball scholarship. Ellie was inducted into the Iowa Sports Hall of Fame in 1964.

Elanor married Lester Stoelk in 1954. They had two children, Cindy and Curtis. They lived in Des Moines and Waterloo before moving to Portland, OR, in 1966.

She is survived by her daughter Cindy (Barry) Tedmus of Pleasant Hill, CA; three grandsons, Scott, Eric and Ryan Tedmus; and a brother, Jack Satern of Humboldt.

Ellie was preceded in death by her parents; a son, Curtis Stoelk; her first husband, Lester Stoelk; her second husband, Charlie Ridenhour; and a brother, Howard Satern.