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Services Saturday for Ron Kuder

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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 friends.

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.

Memorial Visitation 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.

Online condolences to the family may be made at


Posted 12/30/2015




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