Timothy "Tim" Ridens

August 13, 1980 ~ July 30, 2022 (age 41)


Timothy Ridens “Tim”, 41, of Staunton, Illinois, passed away unexpectedly on July 30, 2022, on the Lake of the Ozarks in Missouri. Tim was born on August 13, 1980, and was a longtime resident of Staunton, Illinois. 

Tim is survived by his loving wife of 17 years, Buffy Ridens nee Struebig, of Staunton, Illinois; his parents, Larry & Diane Ridens of Worden, Illinois; his brother, Doug Ridens of Prairietown, Illinois; his mother and father-in-law, Patty & Don Stefani of Staunton, Illinois; his sister-in-law, Mia (Jake) Rhodes of Staunton,  his stepsisters-in-law, Jennifer Stefani of Staunton, Illinois and Tiffany Knop of Staunton, Illinois; and several nieces and nephews. 

Tim graduated from Staunton High School in 1999. Shortly thereafter, Tim spent several years working on local farms. In 2001, Tim began his work as an Ironworker for Steve Yates & Sons. In May 2003, Tim moved to Elite Contracting. In March 2007, and again in April 2009, Tim transitioned to Keller Construction and served as a Carpenter Foreman before becoming the Plant Manager of Keller Construction’s St. Louis Prestress Division in November 2011. Tim remained a loyal employee of Keller Construction until the time of his passing. 

Tim was a loyal and loving husband, son, brother, uncle, friend, and employee. He was always ready and willing to lend a helping hand to others. He would drop anything to help his family, friends, and co-workers. Tim was also a power boat enthusiast who loved being on the water and was always up for an adventure – as long as it did not interfere with work or cutting grass. He was happiest on the lake, boating, and spending time with friends and family.

Friends may call from 4 to 8 PM on Tuesday, August 9, 2022, at Williamson Funeral Home in Staunton, Illinois.  Funeral services will be held Wednesday, August 10, 2022, at 9 AM at Williamson Funeral Home in Staunton, Illinois, with Pastor Dave Burger officiating. The burial immediately follows at St. Paul Lutheran Cemetery in Hamel, IL. 

The family requests that friends and family either dress casually or wear lake attire for the visitation. In addition, the family requests that those who wish to express sympathy consider making a donation to Buffy Ridens for Tim’s Celebration of Life on August 13, 2022, at 3: 00 PM at the Wooden Nickel in Glen Carbon, IL. All are welcome to attend.

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August 9, 2022

4:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Williamson Funeral Home
108 W. Henry St.
Staunton, IL 62088
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Funeral Service
August 10, 2022

9:00 AM
Williamson Funeral Home
108 W. Henry St.
Staunton, IL 62088
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Interment following funeral service
August 10, 2022

St. Paul Lutheran Cemetery, Hamel


Tim Ridens Celebration of Life
1955 Elizabeth Road, Staunton IL 62088

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