Dale E. Rider, 90, a longtime resident of River Forest, died on Sept. 10, 2022. Born Oct. 17, 1931 and raised in Riverside, he graduated from Riverside-Brookfield High School, Class of 1949 and Indiana University, Class of 1954. A U.S. Army Korean War veteran, he was a 50-year member of Riverside Masonic Lodge #862, a longtime member of Berwyn Moose #424, Elmhurst Elks #1531, and Elmhurst American Legion #187, and a lifetime member of Forest Park VFW #7181. He worked 11 years for Allied Chemical Corporation, where he was an active member of the Chicago Perfumery and Soap Extract Association. Later he worked for Shearson Hammill Company as a stockbroker. The company merged with other companies over the years, and he became second vice president with Smith Barney Co.
An avid traveler, he visited all 50 states and 36 foreign countries. He lived in River Forest 56 years and served on the River Forest Village Board for over 18 years, elected five times over four decades. 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 and was also active in improving village streets and drainage systems.
Dale was preceded in death by his parents, Dean Loller Rider MD and Jeannette (nee Leszczynski) Rider MD; his brothers, J. Alfred (Graclynn) Rider MD and Richard (Constance) Rider MD. He is survived by his 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.
Visitation was held on Sept. 19 at Kuratko-Nosek Funeral Home, 2447 S. Desplaines Avenue, North Riverside. Funeral service, military honors and interment, took place on Sept. 20 at Abraham Lincoln National Cemetery in Elwood, Illinois.