Bruce C. Ridout

Bruce C. Ridout

September 28, 1947 – June 15, 2023

Bruce was born September 28, 1947 in Eldora, Iowa and passed away in Omaha on June 15th, 2023.  He was 75 years old and was preceded in death by his parents Harold and Elizabeth Ridout, first wife Virginia “Ginger” Ridout (Foell), and sister Doneta Ridout.

He is survived by his wife Theresa, children Trudy Parrish (Gregg), Barry Ridout (Tracy), grandchildren Abigail, Gabriella, Jacob and Faith, step-grandchildren Curtis and Rachel, step great-granddaughter Harper, sisters Juanita, Joyce and Jan Ridout.

Bruce graduated from Red Oak High School and went on to attend Commercial Extension School of Commerce.  He was a beloved husband, father, grandfather and brother.  He retired from Nebraska Furniture Mart in 2012 after 46 years of service in a variety of positions.  He and Theresa met while working at Nebraska Furniture Mart. They celebrated 25 years of marriage this year and they loved to travel together.  Bruce loved his family, building and fixing things, was a Cub Scout leader, loved camping and fishing, was an avid fan of the Nebraska Huskers, Omaha & KC Royals and Kansas City Chiefs.  He enjoyed helping people and often made new friends wherever he went.

The family would like to extend their heartfelt gratitude and appreciation to all of the staff who lovingly cared for Bruce at Fountain View Senior Living community, their memory care unit and Endless Journey Hospice.

Visitation:  Wednesday, June 21st from 5-7pm at West Center Chapel

Funeral: Thursday, June 22nd 10:30am at West Center Chapel

Interment: Evergreen Memorial Park Cemetery

Light lunch will be served following Interment at West Center Chapel



  • Susan Payne Posted June 17, 2023 7:10 pm

    Joyce, So sorry for your loss. May your memories of Bruce help you thru your grief.

  • Brenda Gryskiewicz Posted June 17, 2023 7:32 pm

    Barry, Tracy and family-
    So sorry to hear of the passing of your dear father, father in law and grandfather- sending love to you all at this sad and difficult time. May you find peace to heal your hurting hearts.

  • Jennifer Spicer Posted June 17, 2023 11:17 pm

    My love and thoughts extend to all family and friends. Xoxo

  • Sonja Mullen Posted June 18, 2023 6:33 am

    My very sincere sympathy to Juanita, Joyce and Jan for the loss of your brother. God bless and keep your favorite memories.

  • Bill and Sue Endres Posted June 19, 2023 10:27 am

    Joyce, Juanita, Jan: My the love of family and friends bring you peace and comfort! A flood of memories came back to me of our days as kids when all the cousins would get together in Eldora at Gr’ma and Gr’pa’s house. Everyone taking his and her turn cranking the handle to make homemade ice cream. More recently I had a nice chance to visit with Bruce at our reunion in Des Moines. Keeping all of you in our thoughts and prayers! Bill and Sue

  • Marianne Romaire Posted June 20, 2023 8:32 am

    Or family prays that God grants you all comfort in your time of sorrow. We will keep you in our thoughts and prayers.

  • Angie Hardnett Posted June 20, 2023 10:54 am

    Theresa, from my family to yours I’m sending our sincere prayers and condolences. You and Bruce were always kind to me and my favorite NFM couple.

  • Gary and Janie Bean Posted June 20, 2023 1:11 pm

    Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.

  • Cori Tejral Posted June 20, 2023 2:07 pm

    Theresa, very sorry for your loss. Many great memories of Bruce from the Mart. Thinking of you and your family during this difficult time. Cori

  • JoMarie Zuerlein Posted June 21, 2023 3:53 pm

    Theresa, Sorry for your loss. Our thoughts and prayers with you and your family.

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