Eugene Rider

Eugene Robert Rider, 85, died April 9, 2009 at Samaritan Lebanon Community Hospital.

He was born April 30, 1923 in Grand Rapids, Mich., and moved to California as a child with his family.

He was a World War II veteran, served overseas and was awarded two Purple Hearts and the Bronze Star. He moved to Sweet Home in 1989 with his wife Nancy. She died in 2004.

Mr. Rider is survived by a son, Gene of Los Angeles, Calif.; a daughter, LuAnne of Portersville, Calif.; brother Robert Rider of Torrance, Calif.; and two sisters, Retha Swegar of Salem and Frances Kulakowski of Marysville, Wash.

Huston-Jost Funeral Home handled the arrangements. No services were held.