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Ronald Joseph Rider Obituary


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“Pat&Rick I'am sorry to hear the passing of your dad.I'am sure glad to have known Ron and all the years we fished Lake Simcoe together. He made the...Read More »
1 of 4 | Posted by: Paul Thompson - Flushing, MI

“DAN AND ROBIN SORRY TO HEAR ABOUT THE PASSSING OF YOUR DAD. ARE THOUGHTS AND PRAYS ARE WITH YOU. LOVE JOHN LANCE WANDA ”
2 of 4 | Posted by: wanda leslie - clio, MI

“So sorry to hear about this. Our prayers are with all the family. He was a fun and special person and I'm sure will be missed by all. ”
3 of 4 | Posted by: Rod and Roxann Pierce - Borden, IN

“Rick and Diane, MY thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.May god be with you and your family.Take care Tammy ”
4 of 4 | Posted by: Tamara(Beckley) Boster - MI


Ronald J. Rider, age 77, of Attica, formerly of Flint, died Monday June 11, 2012. Mr. Rider was born July 5, 1934 in Flint, Michigan to Leo and Genevieve (Rau) Rider. Ronald graduated from St. Matthews High School - Flint in 1952. He married Joan Merrill on October 2, 1954 in Owosso, Michigan. Mr. Rider drove truck for United Motor Freight and Blue Arrow for over 30 years, where he was also a union steward for the teamsters. Mr. Rider was an Elder in the Pokagon American Indian Tribe. He enjoyed golf, fishing and snowmobiling. Ronald is survived by his wife: Joan Rider of Attica; children: Patrick (Joan) Rider of Flushing, Rick (Diana) Rider of Flint, Dan (Robin) Roth-Rider of Wolverine and Judy (Donald) Vohwinkle of Flushing; 8 grandsons; 6 great-grandchildren; siblings: Richard (Kay) Rider of Florida and Bob Rider of Argentine, Michigan. Mr. Rider was preceded in death by his parents Leo and Genevieve Rider. Memorial contributions may be made to Ronald McDonald House. Visitation will be 1-4 and 6-8 PM Wednesday, June 13, 2012 at Muir Brothers Funeral Home in Lapeer. The funeral service will be 11:00 AM Thursday, June 14, 2012 at the funeral home, with burial in Attica Township Cemetery. To place an on-line condolence visit our website at www.MuirBrothersLapeer.com

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