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Petrus DeRidder

Petrus W. "Peter" DeRidder

Wednesday, July 15th, 1964 - Saturday, September 21st, 2019
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On Saturday, September 21, 2019, Petrus “Peter” Wulfridus DeRidder passed away at age 55.
Peter was born on July 15, 1964 in Hoogland, The Netherlands. Peter dairy farmed in East Texas from 1985-1988 prior to moving to Iredell, Texas, where he dairy farmed for more than 30 years.
On August 9, 2012, Peter married Hedy Leyendekker of Hico. With this union, Peter became family to Nelly and Rusty, Sidney and Lauren, Steve and Taylor, Cody and Haley, and two grandchildren, John Luke and Matthew. Peter was a loving husband, a caring father, a very proud grandfather to two grandsons that called him “Opa” and a good friend to many.
Peter was passionate about dairy farming, his cows, going to sales and auctions, and tinkering with equipment. Peter fulfilled his lifelong dream of becoming an American citizen this past spring. He took a trip to the Netherlands in early summer to celebrate the wedding anniversary of his sister Riet and her husband Herman, and reunited with his siblings Henriette and Fred and their families for the first time in 30 years – a very special occasion for all. Peter always attended family events, played card games late in the evening with family, and could always talk equipment with Sidney, Steve, Cody and Rusty. Peter and Hedy enjoyed each other’s company and went out for dinner every Saturday night. He loved watching his grandsons’ play and treasured hearing all their stories. Peter was known for seeing the potential in everything, had a quick witted sense of humor, a friend to all, and the saying ‘one man’s junk is another man’s treasure’ was truly Peter’s passion.
Peter was preceded in death by his father and mother, Petrus Christiaan DeRidder and Jacoba Hendrika DeRidder-Nieuwenburg. He is survived by his wife Hedy of Hico, his step-daughter Nelly DiCiccio and husband Rusty of Hico, his grandchildren, John Luke and Matthew, his step-son Sidney Leyendekker and wife Lauren of Stephenville, his step-son Steve Leyendekker and girlfriend Taylor Bell of Hico, his step-son Cody Leyendekker and girlfriend Haley Goss of Hico, his sister Henriette van de Grootevheen and husband Hans of The Netherlands, his niece Esther and nephew Thomas, his sister Riet van Burgsteden and husband Herman of The Netherlands, his niece Lisa and nephews Joost and Lucas, his brother Fred DeRidder and his late wife Sonica of Australia, and several aunts, uncles, and cousins. Peter will be missed dearly by numerous family and friends.
A visitation with family will be held Thursday, September 26, 2019 from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. at the Stephenville Funeral Home in Stephenville. A funeral service will be held Friday, September 27, 2019, at 10 a.m. at the Stephenville Christian Reformed Church in Stephenville with Pastor Brian Tarpy officiating. Burial will follow at Indian Creek Cemetery.
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Service Details

  • Visitation

    Thursday, September 26th, 2019 | 6:00pm - 8:00pm
    When
    Thursday, September 26th, 2019 6:00pm - 8:00pm
    Location
    Stephenville Funeral Home
    Address
    120 W. South Loop
    STEPHENVILLE, TX 76401
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  • Service

    Friday, September 27th, 2019 | 10:00am
    When
    Friday, September 27th, 2019 10:00am
    Location
    Christian Reform Church
    Address
    1120 CR 351
    STEPHENVILLE, TX 76401
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  • Interment

    Location
    Indian Creek Cemetery
    Address
    Erath County, TX
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Harma Landheer

Posted at 07:05am
Beste familie,

Afgelopen zomer hebben we Peter ontmoet bij de veemarkt. Hij herkende ons direct als de ouders van de jongen die vorig jaar in Texas na een ongeval overleden was. Hij kwam naast ons zitten en we hebben even fijn gepraat. Peter vertelde hoe blij hij was met zijn citizenship, zodat hij na 30 jaren eindelijk weer naar Nederland heeft kunnen gaan.
Wij willen jullie alle sterkte wensen met het verliezen van jullie man, vader en grootvader.
God bless you all.

Gaele en Harma Landheer
GA

Guido en Anja

Posted at 03:46pm
Beste Riet, Herman, Henriette, Hans, Hedy en overige familie,

Wat een schok om Peter zo onverwacht te moeten verliezen... Onze condoleances met dit grote verlies, Wij wensen jullie alle sterkte toe de komende tijd en zijn in gedachten bij jullie deze dagen. Wij wensen jullie toe dat de mooie herinneringen jullie helpen om met het gemis om te gaan.

Lieve groet,
Anja en Guido
TT

The turners

Posted at 11:59am
Our thoughts and prayers are with you.
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Bruna Kleter-van Den Tweel

Posted at 06:58am
beste familie de Ridder, Heddy en familie,
wat een schok te horen dat Peter 21 sept. is overleden. In juni kwam hij met Riet langs om herinneringen van vroeger op te halen, hij heeft vanaf de kleuterschool bij Harry in de klas gezeten, mijn allerliefste maatje Harry, is vorig jaar sept. plotseling overleden. Het deed me goed die oude verhalen te horen, de streken en avonturen die ze samen met Jos Ossensrijver hebben uitgehaald. Ook de gereedschapskist herkende Peter, deze hebben ze allemaal op de lagere landbouwschool gemaakt. Peter had de kist niet mee kunnen nemen naar Texas maar was zichtbaar blij om zo'n oud stukje ambacht te zien. Ik wens jullie sterkte met afscheid nemen en hoop dat jullie nog vaak mooie herinneringen ophalen. Het fotoboekje wat in juni gemaakt is in Nederland is nu dubbel waardevol.

hartelijke groet,
Bruna Kleter
RH

Ria Haarsma-Dick

Posted at 07:27pm
Dear Heddy and family, I was saddened to read about your loss, He.must have been a wonderful caring man, and left this earth much too early. My deepest sympathy with your loss, sending prayers, wishing you peace. Love, Ria Jim, Haarsma-Dick.
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