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Richard Vida

October 15, 1944 ~ July 17, 2020 (age 75)

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Richard Vida, age 75, of Elwood passed away on July 17, 2020 at Elwood Health and Living following an extended illness.

He was born on October 15, 1944 in South Bend the son of the late John and Virginia (Paturalski) Vida. Rick attended and graduated from New Carlisle High School in 1963, and attended one year at Indiana University. On April 15, 1967 Rick married Elizabeth Suzanne (Clouser) Vida and they shared over 53 years of marriage together. He was an active member of St. Joseph Catholic Church in Elwood. Rick was an Eucharistic Minister, Usher and also taught 7th and 8th grade CCD for several years. He retired from the Elwood City Police Department after 20 years of service. After his retirement he worked for the Madison County Jail as an officer for 23 years. Rick enjoyed crafting and gardening in the summer. He was into leather crafts, cross stitch, macrame, and cooking.

Rick is survived by his wife Suzanne Vida; daughter, Tiffany Anne (Vida) Thomas; son-in-law Paul Thomas; granddaughters, Veronica Marie Thomas, Naomi Esther Thomas; brothers and sisters-in-law, Thomas (Judy) Clouser, Martha (Joseph) Porter, Phyllis Foye, Marjorie Clouser, Virginia Hayes, William Clouser, Kevin (Nicole) Clouser, Karen (Morris) Critchlow, Ruth (Mark) Chambers; and numerous nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents, John and Virginia; son Richard Vida Jr., and his grandparents, Mike and Mary Paturalski

Visitation will be held from 2pm to 7pm on Monday, July 20, 2020 at Dunnichay Funeral Home with a Rosary service at 7pm on Monday at the funeral home.

Mass of Christian Burial will take place at 11am on Tuesday, July 21, 2020 at St. Joseph Catholic Church, 1306 South A Street Elwood, IN 46036. Burial will follow in St. Joseph Catholic Cemetery in Elwood.

Memorial Contributions may be given to either St. Joseph Catholic Church Building Fund or the Kidney Foundation through the funeral home.

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July 20, 2020

2:00 PM to 7:00 PM
Dunnichay Funeral Home
1113 Anderson St.
Elwood, IN 46036

July 20, 2020

7:00 PM
Dunnichay Funeral Home
1113 Anderson St.
Elwood, IN 46036

Mass of Christian Burial
July 21, 2020

11:00 AM
St. Joseph Catholic Church (South A Street Elwood)

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