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Clifford L. Crider, 91, of rural Covington, passed away 7:30 a.m., Saturday Oct. 28, 2017, at Williamsburg Health Care in Crawfordsville, Ind.
He was born Feb. 26, 1926, in Penfield, Ill., the son of Otto H. and Elsie L (Dunkman) Crider. He married Anna Lou Newman Aug. 5, 1945, in Sterling, Ind.; she preceded him in death Jan. 14, 1998. He is also preceded in death by a son Dick Crider.
Surviving family include two daughters, Donna J. (Ron) Garrison, Veedersburg and Debi (Todd) Hegg, Covington; two sons, Wayne (Mary) Crider, Veedersburg, and David (Jill) Crider, Veedersburg; many grandchildren and great-grandchildren totaling 39.
Clifford was a life-long Fountain County farmer; he had traveled with his parents by horse and wagon to settle in Fountain County when he was 6 years old. He graduated from Veedersburg High School in 1943. He was a long-time member of the Osborn Prairie Church and had served many years as the Osborn Prairie Cemetery Treasurer; more recently he had attended the Sterling Christian Church.
Earlier in life he had enjoyed camping and traveling, he and Anna Lou had traveled to all 50 states along with trips to Europe and Mexico.
Funeral service will be 1 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 1, 2017, at Dickerson Funeral Home in Veedersburg with Pastor Gary Johnson officiating. Visitation will begin at 11 a.m. Wednesday and continue until the time of service. Burial will follow service at Osborn Prairie Cemetery. Memorial contributions may be given to the Osborn Prairie Cemetery, Sterling Christian Church, or American Cancer Society. Online condolences at www.dickersonfuneralhome.com.
Published on October 28, 2017
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