Kokomo Tribune; Kokomo, Indiana


April 2, 2014

Harold John Rieder

June 16, 1920 - March 28, 2014

Harold John Rieder, 93, went peacefully to his heavenly home on Friday afternoon, March 28, 2014. He had resided at the new Wellbrooke of Kokomo since mid-March. Harold was born June 16, 1920, to Charles and Anna Marie (Colling) Rieder in Hackensack, N.J. On June 5, 1943, Harold married his high school sweetheart, Irene Lynch. They lived in Clifton and North Haledon, N.J., as they raised their daughter, Peggy, and pursued their careers. In 1985, they moved to Kokomo to be close to their extended family and friends. Irene preceded Harold in her move to their eternal heavenly home on May 6, 2013.

Harold graduated from Thomas Jefferson High School in Lodi, N.J., in June 1939. He started his work experiences by sacking groceries at the local A&P grocery store in Lodi. From 1940 to his retirement in 1985, Harold was employed at The Okonite (Cable) Co. in Passaic and Ramsey, N.J., where he worked in a variety of different jobs in shipping and accounting. He also served in the U.S. Navy during World War II and was assigned as a storekeeper in Sanford, Maine.

Harold began his formal college education in 1969 and received his B.A. degree, with honors, in accounting from Fairleigh Dickinson University in 1976.

Harold is survived by his daughter, Peggy (Frank) Faulkner; his grandchildren, Michelle (Stu) Nicholson, Adam (Alicia) Faulkner, and a total of five great-grandchildren, Nathan and Natalie Nicholson and Amira, Avarie and Acey Faulkner.

He was preceded in death by his parents and his two brothers, Charles and Albert Rieder.

After moving to Kokomo, Irene and Harold became members of the First Presbyterian Church (FPC), Kokomo and were active in the Young at Heart group. For several years they regularly enjoyed making some wonderful international trips with other members of FPC. What really gave them great joy was watching their grandchildren, Michelle and Adam, participate with the other members of the Western High School Marching Band and attending various cross country, basketball and track meets as fans of Western athletics. Harold was a loving and thoughtful Grandpa who continuously demonstrated his love by going above and beyond and by taking his grandchildren to wherever they needed to be. Later, he enjoyed cheering on his five great-grandchildren in their various athletic activities.

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