Ronald James Kuder,
age 61 of Chesterton, IN, passed away December 27, 2015, at his home.
He was born on
October 21, 1954, in Gary, IN, to Howard and Joan (Simmons) Kuder.
Ron is survived by
his wife, Michele (Lane) Kuder of Chesterton; daughters, Kristy (Jeff)
Polster of Hebron, RenŽe (James Nadratowski) of Valparaiso, Stacie (Jeremy
Pringle) Kuder of Hobart; brothers, Dale (Sue) Kuder, Kenny (Barb) Kuder,
Richard (Debbie) Kuder, all of Valparaiso; sister, Judie (Michael) Simmons
of St. John Island, SC; close friends, Goldie and Bonnie Bieda, Richard
Koonce, and Al “Bigfoot” Moreau; as well as many nieces, nephews and
Ron was preceded in
death by his father, Howard Kuder; mother Joan Firehock; step-father Charles
Firehock; Aunt, Barbara Piper and nephew, Travis Lane.
Ron loved Harley
Davidsons and enjoyed riding as well as working on cars and motorcycles. He
was a proud member of United Steelworkers Union Local #6787 and worked as a
Roller at Arcelor Mittal.
with Ron’s family will be held Saturday, January 2, 2016, from 3:00 p.m.
until 7:00 p.m. at Edmonds & Evans Funeral Home, 6941 Central Ave, Portage,
IN 46368. A time for sharing memories will take place from 6:00 p.m. until
7:00 p.m. at the funeral home. Cremation services provided by Heritage
Crematory, Portage, IN.
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