He was born on Sept. 14, 1955, at Tribune, Kan., the son of Margaret Y. (Walter) and LaVern C. Kuder. He attended schools at Tribune, graduated with the class of 1974 from Weskan High School at Weskan, Kan., and attended Colby Community College in Colby, Kan.
He served his country in the United States Navy. He and Evelyn Rogers were married Nov. 23, 1975.
On March 8, 1990, he and Kathy Austin were married, and he adopted her children. They lived in Kansas, and then later in Nebraska and Montana.
On Aug. 22, 2002, he and Michelle D. Berninger were married, and they made their home in Montana and later in Wyoming.
He was a loving father, son, brother, and husband, and last but not least, grandpa. Rich was an avid fan of WWE and Candy Crush. He was a lover of animals of all kinds.
Preceding him in death were his daughter Crystal Ann; father; brothers William Donald; and John David and his wife Sally; and brother-in-law Gene Hackerott.
Surviving family includes his wife Michelle of Frannie; sons John Samuel Kuder and Christopher Lee Kuder, Sr., both of Kansas, Gene Ryan Kuder of Pennsylvania and Keith Scott Kuder of Wyoming; daughter Holly Lynn Kuder of Montana; mother Margaret Yvonne Kuder, brother Merlin Ray Kuder and his wife Shirley, and sister Terresa Hackerott, all of Kansas; 10 grandchildren: Christopher Lee Kuder, Jr., Richard LaVern Neil Kuder, Lensey Michelle Kuder, Nathan Samuell Eldon Kuder, all of Springfield, Mo., John Samuel Kuder, Jr., William Thomas Kuder, Lavern Neal Lee Kuder, all of Texas, Alex Kade Kuder of Kansas, Ryan James Kuder-Asbridge of Wyoming and Faith Ann Green of Wyoming.
A funeral was held Wednesday, Feb. 19, at Risen King Church in Weskan, with burial in the Weskan Cemetery.
Memorials may be designated to Richard Alan Kuder Memorial and mailed to Koons Funeral Home, 211 N. Main, Goodland, KS 67735-1555. Online condolences can be posted at www.koonsfuneralhome.com.