Our Staff

James “Jim” Ridener

Vice President, General Manager Ottawa County Locations, and Licensed Funeral Director/Embalmer
(419) 898-3011

Jim Ridener is a native of Franklin, OH and earned his Bachelor’s degree at Miami University, Oxford and then graduated from the Cincinnati College of Mortuary Science.  He began his career at our Oak Harbor location as an apprentice in 1994.  Jim now serves as vice president of the company and as general manager of our three Ottawa County locations in Genoa, Oak Harbor, and Port Clinton.  Jim also continues to work as a funeral director and embalmer for those same locations.  He has been heavily involved in these local communities as a member of the Oak Harbor Rotary, where he has served as president of the club twice, Oak Harbor Chamber of Commerce Member and past board member, Port Clinton Chamber of Commerce, Port Clinton Colonial Club, Oak Harbor Marsh Club, Port Clinton Elks Lodge, Oak Harbor Masonic Lodge, Ottawa County Shrine, Port Clinton Yacht Club, and a graduate of Leadership Ottawa County.  Jim is married to wife, Sara (Hineline), and they enjoy raising their four sons, Ryan and triplet brothers, Jacob, Carson, & Isaac and following all their activities and being members of St. John Evangelical Lutheran Church.