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Robert D. “Wayne” Crider

July 23, 2021

Robert D. “Wayne” Crider 82, died July 23, 2021 at Paramount Health and Rehab in Newton, Kansas.  He was born January 16, 1939 in Horton, Kansas to Forrest John and Elzaidia Blanche (Wright) Crider.  On September 1, 1961 he married Saundra Kay Lewallen at Wichita Falls, Texas and she survives.

Wayne was a member of the Salem United Methodist Church in Newton and served his county in the United States Airforce. He had membership in the American Legion Wayne G. Austin Post Newton.

He retired from the former Hay and Forage in Hesston where he was a member of the Steel Workers Union.

Wayne was a devoted family man and greatly enjoyed his time with family and friends. He especially lite up when his grandchildren came to visit him.  He was a creative hardworking man with a quiet wit.  He could often be found fishing, hunting or wood working his shop. He had a love of movies and was seen so frequently at Blockbuster video he received a Christmas card.

Wayne is survived by his wife Saundra of the home; daughter Kim (Jeff) Hasty; sons Steven (Juana) Crider and Mark (Linda) Crider.  He is also survived by brothers and sisters: Verda (Joe) Jacobson, Nancy Crider, Jean Banks, David (Janice) Crider, Cathi Bickford, and Terry Crider; 11 grandchildren and 14 great grandchildren and numerous nieces and nephews also survive.

He is preceded in death by his parents; and sisters Yvonne Gormley, Patricia Rodvelt, Verla Crider and Rita Crider

A memorial service will be 11:00 a.m., Saturday August 14, 2021 at Salem United Methodist Church with The Reverend Willy Banza officiating. Graveside service with Air Force Honor Guard will follow at Greenwood Cemetery Newton.

In Lieu of flowers the family suggest memorials to Good Shepherd Hospice or The American Heart Association in care of Petersen Funeral Home.

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4 thoughts on “Robert D. “Wayne” Crider

  1. Sandy and family: My thoughts and prayers ware with you. You and Wayne were blessed with almost 60 years but separation is never easy. May God bring comfort to you and your family.

  2. I knew Wayne Crider my whole childhood through high school! His boys Steve and Mark were great friends of mine. Wayne was a hard working man who loved his wife and kids.

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