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Robert Vincent Rider

December 18, 1942 October 10, 2018
Robert Vincent Rider
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Obituary for Robert Vincent Rider

Robert Vincent “Bob” Rider, 75, died Wednesday, October 10, 2018, at the Hospice House of Mercy in Hiawatha.
Memorial services will be held 11:00 a.m. Monday, October 15, 2018, at Bethlehem Evangelical Lutheran Church in Vinton with Rev. Mark C. Urlaub officiating. Visitation will be held at the church on Monday from 10:00 to 11:00 a.m. Private family inurnment will be held in Rowley Cemetery at a later date.
Bob was born December 18, 1942, in Independence, Iowa, the son of Robert Vincent and Pearl Louise Finley Rider. He was a 1961 graduate of Rowley High School.
On November 11, 1960, Bob was united in marriage with Luetta Merldene Jones at Immanuel Lutheran Church in Independence.
Bob was a member of Millwright and Technical Engineers Local Union #2158 of Moline, Illinois, and worked as a millwright and general foreman at DAEC in Palo. Later, he owned and operated Rider Auction Service in Vinton.
Bob and Luetta raised and raced Greyhounds. He also raced stock cars when he was younger.
Bob is survived by his wife of 57 years, Luetta, of Vinton; three sons: Kelly (Denise) Rider of El Paso, TX; Vincent (Rhonda) Rider of Clarence; and Robert Rider, Jr. of Vinton; one daughter, Lisa Rider, of Vinton; 13 grandchildren; 16 great-grandchildren; and numerous nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his parents; a son, Anthony Rider; one brother, Floyd “Red”Rider; and one sister, Dorothy DeMoss.
A memorial fund has been established.

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Visitation

Monday

15

Oct

10:00 AM 10/15/2018 10:00:00 AM - 11:00 AM 10/15/2018 11:00:00 AM
Bethlehem Evangelical Lutheran Church

1206 C Ave
Vinton, IA 52349

Bethlehem Evangelical Lutheran Church
1206 C Ave Vinton 52349 IA
United States

Service

Monday

15

Oct

11:00 AM 10/15/2018 11:00:00 AM
Bethlehem Evangelical Lutheran Church

1206 C Ave
Vinton, IA 52349

Bethlehem Evangelical Lutheran Church
1206 C Ave Vinton 52349 IA
United States

Memorial Contribution

A fund has been established.

1212 1st Avenue
Vinton, IA 52349
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