Max R. Rider, age 63, of Marengo, Iowa, died suddenly Saturday, March 28, 2015, at St. Luke’s Hospital, Cedar Rapids. Private Graveside Services will be held at Circle Grove Cemetery, Troy Mills, Iowa, with Pastor Charles Clark officiating. There will be no visitation. Kloster Funeral Home, Marengo is assisting the family with arrangements.
He is survived by his wife, JoAnn; a daughter, Tracee Ann Dembinski (Jeff) of St. Mary’s, Iowa; a grandson Logan Ballard of St. Mary’s; a brother Rex Rider (Sue) of Marengo and a sister Irene Matthess (Joe) of Marengo. He was preceded in death by his parents Cecil and Ella Auen Rider, and a son Robert John in 1971.
Max Robert Rider was born June 5, 1951 in Independence, Iowa, the son Cecil Calvin Rider and Ella Auen Rider. He graduated from Iowa Valley High School with the Class of 1969 and married JoAnn Marie Smith on January 29, 1971 in Marengo. In 1975 Max went to work with Amana Refrigeration, working there for 40 years. He enjoyed collecting and restoring old cars, carpentry, and racing. Ultimately he was a family man and cherished the time he spent with the family that he loved.