Robert Stanford Kreider died on Dec. 27, 2015, at his home in North Newton, Kansas.
Robert was born Jan. 2, 1919, in Sterling, Illinois, son of Amos and Stella (Shoemaker) Kreider. In 1921, the family moved to Goshen, Indiana, and in 1926 to Bluffton, Ohio. In 1929, Robert was baptized in the First Mennonite Church, Bluffton.
In 1935, the family relocated to Newton, Kansas, and Robert entered Bethel College where he earned a B.A. in History. In 1941, Robert earned an M.A. in Social Ethics from the University of Chicago Divinity School.