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Rod Rider

Died: Sunday, October 05, 2008
Age: 59
Rod Rider, 59, of Dryden passed away Sunday, October 5, 2008 at Henry Ford Hospital in Detroit.

Roderick Alan Rider was born on February 1, 1949 in Detroit. He was the son of Albert and Mabel Rider. He grew up in Royal Oak. Rod had spent the last 28 years in Dryden.

Rod graduated from Royal Oak Dondero High School class of 1968. He attended Ferris State University and graduated from Northwood in Midland with a degree in Hotel & Restaurant Management.

He married Deanna Kay Wheeler on December 10, 1976 in Royal Oak.

Rod was a standout during his high school days. He was on the football and track team. One of Rodís high school track records is still unbroken. He was a huge U of M football fan.

He was a banquet chef at the Holiday Inn in Auburn Hills for 10 years.

Rod is survived by his wife, Deanna; daughter, Robin (John) Kowalski of Troy; son, Jeffery (Wendy) Gamble of Killeen, TX; 6 grandchildren, Kelly Angus, Kerrie Angus, Christopher Gamble, Phillip Yantis, Aaron Yantis, and Casey Marie Gamble; brother, Roger (Holly) Pollack of Ludington; and sister, Marcia Rider of Bloomfield Hills. He is preceded in death by his parents, Albert and Mabel Rider; his adoptive parents, aunt and uncle Virginia and Elmore Pollack; and an infant grandchild, Cody Gamble.

Memorial Services will be held 11:30 a.m. Saturday, October 11 at Muir Brothers Funeral Home in Imlay CIty. The family will be available for visiting after 10 a.m. Saturday.

Funeral arrangements made by Muir Brothers Funeral Home, Imlay City.
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