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“So sorry to hear of your loss. So many things come to my mind when I think of Lewis. I only knew him for a few short recent years. I can't help but...Read More »
1 of 8 | Posted by: Emilton and Lucille Moreno

“Lewis was my first cousin. His father and mine were brothers and my father, Seymour, lived to be 103. Lewis used to joke that he wanted to outlive my...Read More »
2 of 8 | Posted by: Robert and Verlie Rider

“What a treasure Lewis was (and your mom too). Always a smile, a wave, a handshake;a good man and an interesting one. Imagine 102! What a legacy he...Read More »
3 of 8 | Posted by: Laura Beyer

“My condolences. ”
4 of 8 | Posted by: Norm Wheeler

“We used to love hearing him play the piano when we visited Ron's mother at the White Lake Assisted Living Center. So sorry to hear of his passing...Read More »
5 of 8 | Posted by: Jerianne Block

“SHARON,LARRY KAY, LARRY SORRY TO HEAR OF YOUR DADS PASSING. WILL ALWAYS REMEMBER THE GOOD TIMES WE HAD AND ESPECIALLY THE SATURDAY NIGHT...Read More »
6 of 8 | Posted by: CHAR MCLOUTH

“Very sorry to hear of Lewis's passing.I have memory's of his motorcycle,airplanes and his desire for adventure.He will be missed. ”
7 of 8 | Posted by: Stan and Marion

“Sharon and Larry, we are sending thoughts and prayers in the loss of your father. Your Mom and Dad were such a nice couple and I really enjoyed...Read More »
8 of 8 | Posted by: John & Ann Peterson


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Lewis P. Rider, age 102, of Shelby, passed away Thursday, May 11, 2017 at White Lake Assisted Living Center. He was born October 23, 1914 in Shelby Township, the son of Ralph and Nina (Sanford) Rider. Lewis married Marion Viterna on July 18, 1936. He was a fruit farmer until he was 80 years old. He had been a member and officer of numerous farming organizations including Great Lakes Cherry Bargaining Association and the Pomesters. Lewis had a love of music and flying. Marion preceded him in death on August 23, 2006, after they had just celebrated their 70th anniversary that July. He is survived by four children: Sharon (Larry) Wagner of Ludington, Robert West of Albuquerque, NM, Kay (Larry) Kotizian of N. Muskegon, and Ralph Rider of Shelby; six grandchildren, 16 great grandchildren and one great great-granddaughter; and his youngest sister, Ann Woods of Spring, TX. He was also preceded in death by his parents and sisters, Francis Casella, Gertrude Barnum and Hazel Rider. There will be no visitation or service, as per his request. Memorials may be directed to Harbor Hospice, 1050 W Western Avenue, Suite 400, Muskegon, MI 49441. Arrangements are by Harris Funeral Home in Shelby. You may leave a message for the family at www.harrisfhome.com

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