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Richard L Kidder

February 20, 1939 ~ October 7, 2023 (age 84) 84 Years Old

Richard Kidder Obituary


February 20, 1939 – October 7, 2023

ELKHART- Richard L. Kidder, 84, of Elkhart, passed away Saturday October 7, 2023, at The Center for Hospice, Esther’s House in Elkhart.  He was born February 20, 1939, in Elkhart, Indiana to Lee & Helen (Dodge) Kidder.

     On June 11, 1966, in Waco, Texas he married Marilyn Ann Hassler.  She preceded him in death on July 26, 2007, in Elkhart, Indiana.  Surviving is his son, Andrew Kidder of Austin, Texas; his caretaker and best friend, Brad Schroeder of Elkhart, IN; 2 sisters, Roberta Prugh of Elkhart, IN and Beth Jones of Mishawaka, IN and a brother, David A. (Carmen) Kidder of Manchester, TN.  He was preceded in death by his parents, his wife Marilyn and 3 siblings, Pat Warfel and Don Kidder, and Carol DeHayes.

     Richard was a US Army veteran serving in Vietnam.  He loved the history of Elkhart and enjoyed doing crossword puzzles. He loved his dog, Dexter, who will miss him dearly.  Richard worked at Bendix in South Bend and for Modern Kitchen in Elkhart, and Kitchen Classics in New Buffalo.

     In keeping with his wishes cremation will take place and a celebration of life gathering will be held on Saturday, October 14,2023 from 11am-2pm at Waterman-Westbrook-Clouse Funeral Home.

     Waterman-Westbrook-Clouse Funeral Home is entrusted with his care.

  Memorial contributions may be given to The Center for Hospice Care in Elkhart.

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Celebration of Life Gathering
October 14, 2023

11:00 AM to 2:00 PM
Waterman Westbrook Clouse Funeral Home
1129 Prairie Street
Elkhart, IN 46516


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