William Breeze Riblet, 81, of Bristol, passed away unexpectedly Friday, March 6,2020, at Elkhart General Hospital.
Bill was born September 23, 1938, to the late William R. and Mary E. (Breeze) Riblet. He married the love of his life, Janet Avey on August 25, 1962, in Cincinnati, Ohio. She also preceded him in death on August 13, 2019. They met while attending Miami University (Redskins) in Oxford, Ohio. While at Miami, Bill was a member of Sigma Chi fraternity and R.O.T.C. with the United States Marine Corps.
Bill is survived by his loving children Leslie (Dan) Kennard, Jay (Krista) Riblet, his sister Ann (Jack) Turnock, and his four grandsons Max Kennard, Jake Kennard, Will Riblet and Jonny Riblet to which he was affectionately referred to as “Ribby”. He also has four nieces and a nephew.
After Miami, Bill served in the United States Marine Corps as an officer for two years. Bill then went on to have a more than 40-year career in the MH/RV industry. He worked for Riblet Products, Thunander Corporation and Lippert Components during his career and sat on many Board of Directors over the years. Bill was a soft-spoken man who had a kind word for everyone he met. He built a lot of relationships over the years and no one was a stranger to him.
Ribby loved his four grandsons and always enjoyed having them visit in Naples, Fl. He would attend any event he could for them and was always interested in what they were doing. Ribby also loved his time golfing at Elcona Country Club and was an avid sports fan. He loved going to games at Miami and you could always find him cheering on the Blue Blazers. Rib will be missed by all who knew him.
In light of the ever evolving situation with the COVID-19 virus and after careful consideration by the family, memorial services for William Riblet have been TEMPORARILY POSTPONED. It is the desire of the family to be able to include everyone in Bill's service and this is the reason for the postponement. Once restrictions have been lifted and the family selects a new date for services, an announcement will be made. Please call the funeral home with any questions.
Memorial contributions in memory of Bill may be made to: ADEC 19670 IN 120 Bristol, IN 46507 or Loveway 54151 C. R. 33 Middlebury, IN 46540.
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19670 St. Rd. 120, Bristol IN 46507
54151 C.R. 33, Middlebury IN 46540