August 31, 1930 - December 5, 2021
Mr. James Richard Widdis Sr. age 91 of Grand Rapids passed away unexpectedly at his home on Sunday December 5, 2021. He was born to William Widdis and Dorothy (Seaberg) Widdis in Old Mission Peninsula, Grand Traverse County, Michigan. He graduated from Sutton’s Bay High School in 1949. He was preceded in death by his second wife Lillian Rose Nosal, father William Widdis, son William Gene Widdis, mother Dorothy Larson, sister Darlene Timmer and brother Don Widdis, half-sister Edna Smith and half-brother Larry Larson. He survived by his children; Marcia (Dale) Bonneville ,Ludington MI, Dr. Cheryl Widdis (Dr. Robert Jarvis II) ,Kenwood CA, Shelly Kocher, Grand Rapids, along with his sister Betty Green, Howard City, and brothers Louis Larson, Grand Rapids. James had several grandchildren, great grandchildren ,nieces and nephews. He joined the Army and was stationed in Korea during the Korean War. James returned to Michigan and worked in Grand Rapids and married Mary Bonek. They settled in Ludington to raise a family and work on the car ferries including the Badger in Ludington. He moved to Grand Rapids where he met and married Lillian Rose Nosal. He worked for Meijer Corporation. He enjoyed keeping up with current events and was an avid reader. He was active in the Meijer Workers union and was respected for his advocacy for his fellow co-workers. Upon his retirement, he enjoyed working in his yard and garden. A Funeral service will be held on Monday December 13, 2021 at 11:00 am at the Arsulowicz Brothers Remembrance Mortuary, 3525 Remembrance Rd NW followed by a luncheon. Interment Holy Cross Cemetery. His family and friends will receive visitors Monday from 9:00 am- 11:00 am at the funeral home.
Mr. James Richard Widdis Sr. age 91 of Grand Rapids passed away unexpectedly at his home on Sunday December 5, 2021. He was born to William Widdis and Dorothy (Seaberg) Widdis in Old Mission Peninsula, Grand Traverse County, Michigan. He graduated... View Obituary & Service Information
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