October 18, 1932 – July 19, 2020
James J. Krider, 87, died July 19, 2020. He is survived by his wife, Mary Lou; a sister, Kathy Johnson of San Jose, CA; and fifty-two wonderful children, grandchildren, great-grandchildren, and their spouses. He was pre-deceased by his brother, Don, in 2007.
Born in LaPorte, IN, to A.T. and Laura Krider, he moved to South Bend in 1939, and graduated from Riley H.S. in 1950. He graduated magna cum lade from St. Edward’s Univ. in 1955, where he was twice first team all conference and MVP in basketball. He received his masters from Notre Dame in 1963.
Following his wishes, there will no service. His ashes will be scattered later at a private family gathering.