Marilyn Rider, 75, Marshall

Published 9:38 am Friday, February 10, 2012

Marilyn Lucille Rider, 75, entered eternal life on Sunday, Feb. 5, 2012. Marilyn was born to Lester and Marguerite Vang on Nov. 5, 1936, in Marshall.


Marilyn graduated from John Marshall High School, in Minneapolis, in 1955.

Marilyn moved to Albert Lea to raise her three children. There she graduated from ALAVTI with an emphasis in bookkeeping. She initiated a program that allowed low-income families to receive childcare. She worked at the Mall Snack Shoppe and St. John’s Lutheran Home before moving to Colorado Springs, Colo., in 1988 to be with her daughter and family. She provided daycare for her granddaughters and was active at First Lutheran Church in various capacities. She enjoyed reading and said she could go anywhere in the world without leaving her living room as long as she had a book. She had a quick wit and an amusing sense of humor.

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Survivors include her twin brothers: Dennis (Diana) and Dean (Sharon) Vang; daughter, Jeanine (David) Evans; sons: James (Elaine) Rider and Michael Rider; her granddaughters: Kayla (Joshua) McCollum and Kara Rule. She is preceded in death by her parents and granddaughter, Krysta Lucille Rule.

A memorial service will be held at First Lutheran Church, 1515 N. Cascade Ave, Colorado Springs, Colo., on at 10:30 a.m. Saturday. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the Memorial Fund at First Lutheran Church or to the Marilyn Rider Memorial Fund at PO Box 50492, C.S., CO 80949.