Roger K Ryder, age 75, passed away suddenly Saturday, August 11, 2012. He will be remembered by his children, Holly Depatie and her husband Michael, Brad Ryder and his wife Taylor and Renee Rice; Grandchildren, Trey, Katie and Max; Brothers Charlie and Richard; and the love of his life, Margie Di Piazza. Roger has many close friends and a loving extended family that will miss him as well. He was preceded in Death by his brother, Jimmy and son, Scott. He grew up and attended high school in Lowell and lived in Cascade Township. Roger was really a jack-of-all-trades, making his living in the tool and die industry, the bowling alley and the poker room. He could fix anything, make a deal with anyone and was always the life of the party. His greatest joy in life was spending time with his family and people that he loved. Roger taught his family how to age gracefully and enjoy every moment of every day. He will truly be missed and remembered for his irreverent charm, sweet disposition and his zeal for the simple pleasures in life, like eating fresh picked green beans from a roadside stand. The sun seemed to always shine on Roger and nary a cloud in his sky. Funeral service will be held Friday 2:00 p.m. at Roth-Gerst Chapel, 305 N. Hudson, Lowell. Pastor Dan Grabel of Hastings Free Methodist Church officiating. Interment Cascade Cemetery. Visitation is Thursday 5-8 p.m. at the funeral home. Those who wish may make memorial contributions to the American Diabetes Association 1550 East Beltline SE, Suite 250 Grand Rapids MI 49506, 616-458-9341.