Nancy L. Ryder

November 9, 1940 - January 27, 2024
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Geisen Funeral, Cremation & Reception Centre
606 E. 113th Ave.
Crown Point, IN 46307
Wednesday 1/31, 4:30 pm

There is no visitation prior to the Memorial Service.

Nancy L. Ryder (nee Fussay), age 83, of Crown Point, IN, passed away on Saturday, January 27, 2024. Nancy is survived by her husband of 65 years, Joseph Ryder; children: James Ryder and Wendy (Pete) Verwey; grandchildren: Johnny Verwey, Robby Ryder, and Joey Ryder; sister, Suzanne McCorry; and many friends, nieces, and nephews. Nancy wasContinue Reading

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Joan Cortopassi left a message on February 16, 2024:
I am Joan Cortopassi. I was friends with your mom back when we were both modeling. I would help Nancy find jobs at McCormick Place when some of my clients needed an extra girl to be in the booth with the salesman. I haven’t spoken to Nancy for a long time but I would regularly think about her and how her life was going. When I look at her picture I get very teary-eyed and miss her dearly. Condolences to the family. I love you all!
Quinn left a message on January 31, 2024:
In memory of Nancy L. Ryder, Quinn lit a candle
Michael E Eggebrecht left a message on January 31, 2024:
Nancy was a really great person and will surely be missed by all who knew her. Our deepest condolences to Joe, Jimmy ,Wendy and all family from Mick,Carri and family.
Hanna left a message on January 31, 2024:
Sending our deepest sympathies your way. The tribute video is wonderful! What special memories. We love you all… Hanna, Jim, Quinn and Winter
Joanna Drackert left a message on January 30, 2024:
It was a joy to get to know Nancy through the Crown Point Garden Club. Lots of laughs and great conversation always. With warmest regards to her family.
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Mariann Straw left a message on January 30, 2024:
Nancy was an inspiration, not only for her willingness to share her gardens, her love of Fairy Gardens and her zest for life, but also her warrior spirit. She will be remembered with great fondness and will be truly missed.
Kathryn Jones left a message on January 30, 2024:
So sorry to hear about the loss of Nancy. She was a beautiful woman, inside and out. Nancy was a very good friend to my mom, always there to support her and cheer her up during difficult times. They both shared the love of gardening. She will be truly missed!
Steve and Kris McCorry left a message on January 29, 2024:
Godspeed, Aunt Nancy. You will be dearly missed. Say hello to Uncle Dick and the rest of the family up there... I am sure they are waiting for you. ♥️♥️
Elaine Guzak left a message on January 29, 2024:
Dear Joe and family. I’m so sorry to hear of the passing of Nancy. What a beautiful person. She loved life and we all loved her. I wish the miles didn’t keep us apart. Please accept my sincere sympathy.
Katrina Fogg left a message on January 29, 2024:
Nancy was a great lady, gracious and welcoming. Happy to share her garden and experience with any who wanted too. I loved seeing her smiling face where ever I came across her in town. Heaven has gained another sweet garden angel, I will miss her greatly.
Virginia Clark left a message on January 29, 2024:
I had the honor and pleasure of knowing Nancy as a friend. She was an amazing lady and her gardens were always georgeous. It was always so relaxing to just sit and visit with her in her backyard. The "heavenly gardens" have now been enriched with a beautiful lady!
Barbara Hagberg left a message on January 29, 2024:
Enjoyed your mother immensely. I invited her to the last three teas I held at the Merrillville florist and tea room in December and January…each time Nancy had to cancel. We both decided that we would do it, just the two of us. I will always remember how she was so looking forward to it. My deepest condolences to you, her family!
Bonnie C. Cowsert Wood left a message on January 29, 2024:
My thoughts are with the Ryder families and their families.🕊️
Jodie Wood left a message on January 29, 2024:
Wendy - I'm heartbroken for you, your dad and John. Such a beautiful smile. So many Jr. High and HS memories of your mom always being around. I recall so many sleepovers and waking to your mom cleaning the house, daily. This was foreign to me.. (we cleaned but your mom was on another level) and I'll never forget her liking to shiop, your pool in the backyard and her planting flowers. She was a great person and always so nice to me. God bless you Nancy Ryder. Love you Wendy.
Christine Graves left a message on January 29, 2024:
The World is not as bright anymore without Nancy in it. Her heart was as big as her garden, and she shared both with grace and everlasting love. She will be truly be missed by everyone. You have my deepest condolences for your loss.
Geisen Funeral Home left a message:
Please accept our deepest condolences for your family's loss.
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