John A. Ryder 84, of Bruceville, passed away Feb. 15, 2021, at the Willow Manor Nursing Home in Vincennes surrounded by his family.

John was born Friday, May 29th, 1936, in Westport Illinois, the son of George and Rosella (Doll) Ryder. He graduated from the Bruceville High school and went to work for Weeds hardware. He later took a job at Vincennes Steel until he retired.

John is survived by three sisters, Irma Westfall of Ragsdale, Mary (Harold) Glass of Vincennes, and Agnes Painter of Claremont, Illinois; several nieces and nephews; and his best buddy and neighbor, Scott Hagemeier.

He is preceded in death by his parents, George and Rosella (Doll) Ryder, and one sister, Pearl Ryder.

Per John’s request, he will be cremated and laid to rest in the Mount Calvary Cemetery in Vincennes at a later date.

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Fredrick & Son McClure-Utt Funeral Homes Vincennes Chapel is honored to assist the family.