James "Jim" C. Rider, 70, Elkhart, died at 9:45 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 8, at Indiana IU Health Hospital, Indianapolis.
He was born May 23, 1949, in Elkhart, to James M. and Dorothy E. (Moreno) Rider.
On Oct. 26, 1974, he married Linda (Eby) Rider.
Surviving are his wife, Linda, Elkhart; daughters, Lindsay (Erin) Rider, Fort Wayne, Lesley (Mike) Michaud, Elkhart; granddaughters, Kaylee, Zoe, Olivia Michaud and Quinn Rider; and his mother, Dorothy E. Rider, Elkhart.
Preceding him in death are his father, James M. Rider; and brothers, Robert and Michael.
Jim was a 1968 graduate of Concord High School and served in the U.S. Army. He retired from the Post Office after 30 years and was a member of the Wakarusa Missionary Church. Jim enjoyed playing with his grandchildren, fishing at the cottage, shooting guns, his garden and tinkering in the barn.
Visitation will be 2-6 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 11, at Rieth-Rohrer-Ehret-Lienhart Funeral Home, 117 W. Waterford St., Wakarusa, and one hour prior to the 10:30 a.m. funeral service Monday, Aug. 12, at Wakarusa Missionary Church, 202 W. Waterford St., Wakarusa. Pastor Harold Knight will officiate, assisted by Stephen Peacock. Burial will follow at Olive (West) Cemetery.
Memorial donations may be directed to the Wakarusa Missionary Church.
Online condolences may be shared at www.rrefh.com.
Published on August 9, 2019


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6 posts

Harold and Jacki Cox
Aug 21, 2019
Sorry to hear of Jim’s passing. We just heard the news.RIP Friend.
Carla LaCounte
Aug 13, 2019
Jim and I have been great friends since school ! We were even born on the same day !! At one time he was engaged to my sister Linda in which I lost her to cancer 8 years ago ...
I live in Wakarusa and wished I could of ran into him ! So sorry 🙏🙏🙏🙏
Ron & Sally Drudge
Aug 11, 2019
Linda & family, We are so sorry to hear about the passing of Jim. We did not know Jim, but we know Linda from childhood neighborhood & Olive Church. Our prayers are with you.
Aug 10, 2019
I am so very sorry for your loss. Jim was a wonderful person and was well loved by all who were blessed to know him. My prayers are with you and your family.
Chuck and Marty Richardson
Aug 10, 2019
Linda and family, we are so sorry for your loss. We will always remember all the good times we spent together. Jim was always the life of the party with his zest for life. He always had a smile on his face for everyone and loved his family dearly. He will surely be missed. Love and peace to you all at this sad time.
Amy Thomas
Aug 10, 2019
I am so sorry for your loss. My thoughts and prayers are with you.