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Albert James "Buggs" Rider

January 21, 1931 ~ August 21, 2017 (age 86)
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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. 

 Service Information

August 24, 2017

4:00 PM to 7:00 PM
Owen Family Funeral Homes
8056 E. 500N P.O. Box 72
North Webster, IN 46555

Funeral Service
August 24, 2017

7:00 PM
Owen Family Funeral Homes
8056 E. 500N P.O. Box 72
North Webster, IN 46555

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