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Age 51

Date of Death July 10, 2015

Place of Death Kalamazoo, Michigan

Service Details

The family will receive friends from 4-8 p.m. on Wednesday, July 15, 2015 at Hohner Funeral Home. Funeral Services will be held 11:00 a.m. Thursday, July 16th, 2015 at the Hohner Funeral Home.




Obituary Notice

Jeffery Lee Rider, age 51, of Three Rivers, passed away on Friday, July 10, 2015 at the Borgess Medical Center following a courageous battle with cancer. He was born on July 26, 1963 in Kalamazoo, MI. the son of the late Robert J. and Laura (Gronau) Rider.
Jeff graduated from Three Rivers High School in 1982. He was united in marriage to Kathy Kraus in 1987. Jeff was employed as a welder over the last several years at Lippert Components, in Middlebury, IN. He enjoyed cars, fishing and hunting, spending time on Lake Michigan and especially time with his granddaughter Lily.
Jeff was preceded in death by one brother, James Rider.
He leaves to cherish his memory, wife, Kathy (Kraus) Rider, of Three Rivers; two daughters, Kalan of Constantine and Nicole Rider of White Pigeon; one brother, Joe (Cara) Rider of Sturgis; two sisters, Julie (Bob) Tomlinson, of Three Rivers; Jeri (Joe) Phillips, of Niles, MI.; one granddaughter, Lily Rider and many nieces and nephews.


ADDITIONAL INFORMATION

Memorials may be donated to the Charity of One’s Choice.



Condolence Messages(2)
Jeff will be missed by many.When I was newly married into the Gronau family, making Laura Jeff s mom my sister in law theirs was the home Uncle Sonny and I visited the most. You could find us there most weekends. The Riders always made us welcome and made sure we stayed for dinner and card playing. Jeff grew up in that loving home and I think he became a kind and caring man Because of it. Its sad to see him leave us , he will live on in our hearts. RIP Jeff

Helen Gronau gave their condolences on 7/14/2015 at 5:08 PM


Dear Kathy, Kalan, Nicole, Joe, Julie and Jeri. I'm so sorry about the loss of Jeff. I'll always remember him as a person who shared a kind word, and a smile. You are in my prayers today.

Joye Briggs gave their condolences on 7/20/2015 at 1:25 PM

Age 51

Date of Death July 10, 2015

Place of Death Kalamazoo, Michigan

Service Details

The family will receive friends from 4-8 p.m. on Wednesday, July 15, 2015 at Hohner Funeral Home. Funeral Services will be held 11:00 a.m. Thursday, July 16th, 2015 at the Hohner Funeral Home.




Obituary Notice

Jeffery Lee Rider, age 51, of Three Rivers, passed away on Friday, July 10, 2015 at the Borgess Medical Center following a courageous battle with cancer. He was born on July 26, 1963 in Kalamazoo, MI. the son of the late Robert J. and Laura (Gronau) Rider.
Jeff graduated from Three Rivers High School in 1982. He was united in marriage to Kathy Kraus in 1987. Jeff was employed as a welder over the last several years at Lippert Components, in Middlebury, IN. He enjoyed cars, fishing and hunting, spending time on Lake Michigan and especially time with his granddaughter Lily.
Jeff was preceded in death by one brother, James Rider.
He leaves to cherish his memory, wife, Kathy (Kraus) Rider, of Three Rivers; two daughters, Kalan of Constantine and Nicole Rider of White Pigeon; one brother, Joe (Cara) Rider of Sturgis; two sisters, Julie (Bob) Tomlinson, of Three Rivers; Jeri (Joe) Phillips, of Niles, MI.; one granddaughter, Lily Rider and many nieces and nephews.


ADDITIONAL INFORMATION

Memorials may be donated to the Charity of One’s Choice.


Condolence Messages(2)
Jeff will be missed by many.When I was newly married into the Gronau family, making Laura Jeff s mom my sister in law theirs was the home Uncle Sonny and I visited the most. You could find us there most weekends. The Riders always made us welcome and made sure we stayed for dinner and card playing. Jeff grew up in that loving home and I think he became a kind and caring man Because of it. Its sad to see him leave us , he will live on in our hearts. RIP Jeff

Helen Gronau gave their condolences on 7/14/2015 at 5:08 PM


Dear Kathy, Kalan, Nicole, Joe, Julie and Jeri. I'm so sorry about the loss of Jeff. I'll always remember him as a person who shared a kind word, and a smile. You are in my prayers today.

Joye Briggs gave their condolences on 7/20/2015 at 1:25 PM