Dale E. Rider, 90, of River Forest and formerly of Riverside, died Sept. 10, 2022.
Mr. Rider was born Oct. 17, 1931 and raised in Riverside. He graduated from Riverside-Brookfield High School in 1949 and then served in the U.S. Army during the Korean War before graduating from Indiana University in 1954.
He was a 50-year member of the Riverside Masonic Lodge #862 and was a longtime member of Berwyn Moose #424, Elmhurst Elks #1531, Elmhurst American Legion #187 and a lifetime member of the Forest Park VFW #7181.
Mr. Rider worked 11 years for Allied Chemical Corporation where he was an active member of the Chicago Perfumery and Soap Extract Association. After Allied Chemical, he turned to Shearson Hammill Company as a stockbroker.
The company merged with other companies over the years and Dale became a second vice president with Smith Barney Co.
Mr. Rider was an avid traveler who visited all 50 states and 36 foreign countries. He lived in River Forest the past 56 years and served on River Forest Village Board for over 18 years. He was elected five times over four decades period of time, and River Forest honored him by naming his street Dale E. Rider Way. He was instrumental in improving the water system with the erection of the water tower. He was also active in improving village streets and drainage systems.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Dean Loller Rider M.D. and Jeannette (nee Leszczynski) Rider M.D., and his brothers J. Alfred (Graclynn) Rider M.D. and Richard (Constance) Rider M.D. He is survived by his two beautiful red headed daughters, Martha and Harriet; his grandchildren, Erik, Andrew and Matthew; his nephews and nieces, Peggy, Vicci, Dick, Suzanne, Paul, Dr. Dean and the late Charles Rider.
Services and interment at Abraham Lincoln National Cemetery, Elwood, with full military honors have been held.
Kuratko-Nosek Funeral Home, North Riverside, handled arrangements.
Online condolences, photos and memories may be offered at KuratkoNosek.com.