David J. Bidwell

October 20, 1955 - July 12, 2014

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Graveside Service: Friday, July 18, 2014 - 3:30 p.m. at Lake View Cemetery, Kendallville.
David J. Bidwell, 58, of Kendallville died Saturday, July 12, 2014, in his residence.

He was a lifetime area resident, and a 1975 graduate of East Noble High School.

David honorably served in the U.S. Army from 1975 to 1978.

Mr. Bidwell retired from Dalton Foundry in Kendallville.

David enjoyed canoeing, kayaking, caving/spelunking, fishing and hunting. He enjoyed making stained glass angels and giving them to family and friends. He dearly loved animals and especially his dog, Dolly.

He was born October 20, 1955, in Kendallville to Donald J. and Elizabeth J. “Betty” (Boszor) Bidwell. His father preceded him in death on June 24, 2014. His mother survives in Kendallville.

Also surviving are a sister and brother-in-law, Deborah and Wyman Cross of Wolcottville; three brothers and two sisters-in-law, Daniel and Linda Bidwell of Avilla, Dennis and Debbie Bidwell of Kendallville, and Dean Bidwell of Kendallville.

Graveside services will be Friday, July 18, 2014, at 3:30 p.m. in Lake View Cemetery, Kendallville with Pastor Thomas Clothier of the First Christian Church in Kendallville officiating.

Preferred memorials are to the National Rifle Association.

Young Family Funeral Home, Kendallville Chapel, 222 South State Street, Kendallville is assisting the family with arrangements.

Guest Book

Alanna Coffelt
July 17th, 2014 10:39pm
Kendallville IN

Deb and Wyman, and Bidwell family. Deb, I am so sorry to hear of your brother's death. You have had quite a loss this year, and I just wanted to tell you I am thinking of you. You were always so nice to talk to.. Alanna

Jim & Terri Sowards
July 17th, 2014 12:49am

Our thoughts and prayers are with all of David's family and friends at this most difficult time. God bless you all.

Martin Wolff
July 16th, 2014 9:14pm
Van,west virgina

I'm very sorry for your loss. My thoughts are with your family always

Sam & Rosemary Stonebraker
July 16th, 2014 8:46pm

Our deepest sympathy to the Bidwell family. We are saddened to here of Dave's passing. Family and friends were paramount in his life. He loved adventure and never backed down if he felt in his heart it was right. We are honored to have been able to call Dave a good friend, he will be greatly missed. We will carry thoughts and memories of Dave. In or hearts he will not be forgotten.

Bill & DD Nartker
July 16th, 2014 2:27pm

Dean, so sorry to hear of your brother's passing. Our prayers are with you and your family. I saw David about every day walking his dog, Dolly.

July 16th, 2014 12:41pm

So sorry for your loss. Thoughts and prayers to all of the families.

John Fracaro
July 16th, 2014 5:12am

God bless the Bidwell family, as well as David's friends. May God send his Angels of peace and comfort in their time of great need.

Rex & Carol (Tackett) McDaniels
July 15th, 2014 2:47am

Dave was a neighbor, and a friend that will be missed. Our prayers go out to the family.

Linda Tackett Capocy
July 15th, 2014 12:49am
Mesa, AZ

My deepest sympathies in your loss of David.

Dianna (Getts) Boehme
July 14th, 2014 2:52pm

Iam so sorry for your loss.