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Albert James "Buggs" RiderJanuary 21, 1931 ~ August 21, 2017 (age 86)
Albert James “Buggs” Rider Jr., 86, of North Webster, IN passed away at 7:34 a.m. on Monday, August 21, 2017 at Lutheran Hospital of Indiana in Fort Wayne, IN. He was born on January 21, 1931 in Aledo, IL to Albert James & Elma Charlotte (Stump) Rider Sr.
He attended his first six years at Etna Grade School, graduated in 1949 from North Webster High School and was a United States Army veteran. He was married on May 5, 1951 in Etna, IN to Alice E. Kent who survives and was a lifetime Etna / North Webster area resident. He retired from Weatherhead Corporation in Columbia City after 15 years and was a Logging Timber Cutter for 30 years at Moores Logging & Tusing Brothers Lumber.
He was a member of the United Methodist Church in North Webster, American Legion Post #253 in North Webster, and formerly attended the Salem Community Church in Wilmot. He was an avid gardener.
He is survived by:
Wife – Alice Rider of North Webster
Daughter – Karen Rider of North Webster
2 Sons – Brent Rider of Denver, IN & Michael Rider of Valparaiso, IN
2 Grand & 4 Gt. Grandchildren
2 Sisters – Norma Roose of Winona Lake & Joy (Jim) Liggett of Boston, MA
2 Brothers – Arden (Esther) Rider of Warren, IN & Bob (Melinda) Rider of Augusta, GA
He was preceded in death by his parents and 2 brothers – Neil Rider & George Rider.
Visitation will be from 4:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m. on Thursday, August 24, 2017 at Owen Family Funeral Home, St. Rd 13 & CR 500N, North Webster, IN. Funeral services will be follow at 7:00 p.m. on Thursday in the funeral home with Pastor Byron Kaiser officiating. A private burial will take place at a later date in Salem Cemetery in Wilmot, IN.
Preferred memorials may be given to American Legion Post 253, (Veteran Support Van Fund), P.O. Box 131, North Webster, IN 46555.