LOWVILLE – Edwin J. Widrick, 80, of Number Four Road, died Thursday morning, September 1, 2011 at Lewis County Residential Healthcare Facility.
The funeral will be Sunday, September 4, 2011 at 1:00 p.m. at Iseneker Funeral Home, Inc., Lowville. Burial will follow in West Lowville Rural Cemetery. Calling hours will be Saturday, September 3, 2011 from 2 – 4 and 7 – 9 p.m. at the funeral home. Contributions may be made to a charity of ones choice.
He is survived by his wife of 58 years Janie; four children and their spouses, Rickey E. and Nancy Widrick of Lowville; Sandy K. Eaves of Lowville; Shelly A. Turck and her companion, Zyggi Kolenda, of Lowville; Sherry L. and George Marriam of Watertown; two sisters and brothers-in-law, Phyllis and Paul Jantzi of Lowville, Ruby and Ronald Norton of Lowville; 12 grandchildren, Eric and Diana Widrick; Greg Widrick and his companion, Laurie; Jason Widrick; Krista Wenstrom and her fiancÚ, Mike; Kyle Wenstrom; Joel and Shenel Eaves; Josh Eaves and his fiancÚ, Leah; Kate Eaves and her companion, Thomas; Justin Eaves; Thomas Turck and his girlfriend, Nicole; Dana Turck and her boyfriend, Brandon; Nathan Marriam; and seven great-grandchildren, Ashtin, Alex, Kara, Schyler, Alyssa, Breanna, and Angela; several nieces, nephews and cousins. He is predeceased by three sisters, Florence Widrick, who died as a child, Helen Lyndaker and Adeline Zehr.
Mr. Widrick was born on August 31, 1931 in the Town of New Bremen, a son of the late John E. and Ellen B. Lehman Widrick. He graduated from Lowville Academy in 1948, and worked on the family farm following his graduation. On November 29, 1952, he married Janie Patchen at Lowville United Methodist Church. Mr. Widrick took over the family farm, and together with his wife, the couple owned and operated the farm for many years. Mr. and Mrs. Widrick owned and operated the Le-Hav Motel in West Lowville from 1974 until 2007, when the couple retired.
Mr. Widrick was a past member of the B.P.O.E. #1605, Lowville Lodge, the Lowville Grange, and the Farm Bureau. He enjoyed snowmobiling, playing cards, watching sports on television, and spending time with his family.
Condolences may be shared with the family at www.isenekerfuneralhome.com.