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  • Tribute to James E. Crider

    by Representative Luke Messer

    Posted on 2015-01-21

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    MESSER of indiana in the house of representatives Wednesday, January 21, 2015 Mr. MESSER. Mr. Speaker, I rise today to pay tribute to the life of James E. Crider, a great man of faith and the father of my good friend, Indiana State Senator Michael Crider.

    Jim was a loving and devoted husband to his wife of 63 years, Janet. Together, they were the proud parents of six children, 13 grandchildren, and 19 great-grandchildren. As traveling song evangelists for many years, Jim and his family valued their faith and were diligent leaders at the Shirley Church of the Nazarene. He spent an impressive 27 years at Chrysler and in retirement enjoyed hunting and spending time with his family.

    Jim taught his son Michael the value of hard work and the importance of being a man of integrity. He raised a great son who has become a valued leader in our state.

    I am very grateful for the friendship that I share with Michael and his wife Sherri. Today, it is my privilege to honor the life of Michael's father, James E. Crider.


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