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Bob Ryder

October 18, 1936 ~ November 20, 2022 (age 86) 86 Years Old
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Bob was born on Oct. 18, 1936, to Phillip and Katherine Ryder. He was the seventh of 10 children living on a farm in Hardin. Bob moved to Billings in his teens before going into the Army. After returning from the Army, he started at the sanitation department as a garbage man. He worked his way up to the superintendent position before retiring in 1992.

Bob married Marie on Dec. 20, 1975, and adopted her children, instantly becoming a father of three children that he raised as his own.

Bob passed away on Nov. 20, 2022. He was preceded in death by his wife of 36 years, as well as his granddaughter Sara. He is survived by his daughters, Robin (Kevin) Schwartzkopf and Ileta (Grant) Gerber; and his son, David (Lynette) Ryder; as well as five grandchildren and five great-grandchildren.

Services will be at 11 a.m. Monday, Nov. 28, at Michelotti-Sawyers Mortuary, 1001 Alderson Ave. in Billings.

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Funeral Service
November 28, 2022

11:00 AM
Michelotti-Sawyers Mortuary
1001 Alderson Avenue
Billings, MT 59102

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In Loving Memory Of

Bob Ryder

October 18, 1936-November 20, 2022

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