Allen Kidder Sr. April 28, 1933 - June 19, 2014 ELKHART - Allen R. Kidder Sr., 81, of Elkhart, passed away Thursday, June 19, 2014, at his residence. He was born April 28, 1933, in Elkhart, to Sylvanus and Olga (Eskloson) Kidder. Survivors include 2 sons, Allen R. (Marie) Kidder Jr. and Matthew Kidder, both of Elkhart; 2 brothers, Richard "Bud" (Irene) Kidder of Elkhart and Arthur "Art" Kidder of LaPorte; 2 sisters, Olga Fuller of South Bend and Nancy McCraken of Argos; 12 grandchildren, 1 great-grandson; companion, Mary Cameron; several nieces and nephews. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife, Sara A. Kidder; 2 brothers, Edgard and Donald Kidder; sister, Selma Bowers; stepson, Charles VanVorst; and a stepdaughter, Sandra LaClair. Allen proudly served in the U.S. Air Force. He later worked as a tool and die maker at Jessen Manufacturing Company for nearly 19 years and later worked as an independent truck driver for more than 20 years prior to his retirement. Allen enjoyed spending time outdoors and fishing. He was a member of the Goshen Moose Lodge and the DAV 19. The family will receive friends from 4-7 PM today, June 22nd, at Billings Funeral Home, 812 Baldwin Street, Elkhart, and 1 hour prior to the 10:00 AM funeral service on Monday, June 23rd, at Billings Funeral Home. Interment will follow at Chapel Hill Memorial Gardens, Osceola. Graveside military honors will be rendered at the cemetery. Memorial contributions may be made to the
or the Moosehaven in memory of Allen.
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Published in South Bend Tribune on June 22, 2014