John Charles "Jack" Riddlemoser - Obituary
Jack Riddlemoser 78, of Kuna passed away December 27, 2010. He was born March 14, 1932, in Oxford Nebraska, son of John Charles Riddlemoser and Elsie Gray Longstaff Riddlemoser. The family moved to the Treasure Valley when Jack was a teenager. He graduated from Boise High School where he was active in track and choir. Jack then went to Boise Junior College and later to the University of Idaho where he met, and subsequently married, Jacqueline Ann Peck on September 5, 1954. Upon his graduation from U of I Law School in 1955, Jack became a practicing lawyer. In addition to his 55 years in private practice, he was a Justice of the Peace and Assistant Prosecuting Attorney for Bonneville county, a trial attorney for the State of Idaho Highway Dept., a Magistrate for Ada County, the City Attorney for Kuna and he represented the Meridian Athletic Association. Jack also did a great deal of pro-bono work for various community, civic, fraternal, and religious organizations and taught real estate classes at Mountain Home Air Force Base. Jack was a
charter member of St. Paul's Methodist Church and a founding member of the Jaycees, both in Idaho Falls, Idaho. He was a member of the Eastern Star and Masonic Lodge for over 5 decades. Jack was also a Founding Member of Meridian Kiwanis, a member of Meridian Optimists, and Past President of the Meridian Library Board. His long selfless service to the Meridian Dairy & Stock Show Board was rewarded in 2009 when they selected him Dairy Days Parade Grand Marshal. Jack was also a gifted horseman. He was never without a horse or two and he rode sometimes several times a day before a riding accident several years ago forced him to hang up his saddle. He did his own bronc busting, breeding, and farrier work. He enjoyed cattle drives in the Boise foothills and teaching his children and grandchildren to ride. Jack also sang every day, sometimes to himself, often as he rode one of his many horses, but mostly for weddings, funerals, and in church choirs. He was a good son, brother, husband and father. And he was a good friend who found it difficult to say no to anyone. Jack is survived by his wife of 56 years, Jacque Riddlemoser, and their 3 children: Michael Riddlemoser, wife Beth and their son Christopher Riddlemoser; Colonel (ret) Gregory Scott Riddlemoser, wife Pat and their children JJ Kurpiel III and Ashley Kurpiel Hayden (Zack Hayden); Mary Katherine Visser, husband Garritt C. Visser and their sons Garritt C. Visser, Jr. and Evan M. Visser. He is also survived by his sister Suzan Heater, her husband Dr. R.A. Heater and their children Ann Heater and Brad Heater. Funeral services will be held at the Meridian United Methodist Church, 240 East Idaho, Meridian, Idaho, Friday, December 31, 2010 at 10a.m. Services are under the direction of Accent Funeral Home, Meridian. Condolences may be left for the family at www.AccentFuneral.com. Memorials may be made in Jack's name with the Meridian United Methodist Church, 240 East Idaho, Meridian, ID 83642 the Kuna United Methodist Church P.O. Box 17, Kuna ID 83634, the University of Idaho College of Law P.O. Box 442321 Moscow ID 83844-2321 or a charity of your choice.