William "Cliff" Ryder, age 90 of Lansing, formerly of Perry, passed away on Friday December 6, 2019 at Vista Springs Assisted Living in Lansing. William was born in Plainwell, MI on May 31, 1929, the son of William R. & Carrie Bell (Hungerford) Ryder. He served in the United States Navy during WWII from 1946-49. Cliff was a Plasterer and had worked for the William Reichenbach Co. in Lansing and then as a custodian for Ingham Medical Hospital. He was a member of the VFW, American Legion and the N.R.A.
Cliff is survived by his children: Pamela J. (Robert) Bentley of St. Johns, William (Susan) Ryder of Morley, MI, Terri Goss of Lansing, Tim (Sherry Kelly) Ryder of Williamsburg, MI., Six grandchildren, 15 great grandchildren, 1 great great grandson, his brother Kal (Norma) Ryder of Lansing. He was predeceased by his brother Donald Ryder.
There will be a memorial service on Friday December 13, 2019 at Vista Springs Assisted Living at 200 W. Edgewood Blvd., Lansing, M 48911 at 2:00 PM. Pastor Jeff Johnson officiating. Memorials are suggested to Capital Area Humane Society or Heartland Hospice. Online condolences may be sent to the family by going to www.watkinsfuneralhomes.com.