March 20, 1930 to Novemer 19, 2014
CASTORLAND - Norman E. Widrick, 84, formerly of the Van Amber Road, Castorland, died on Wednesday morning, November 19, 2014 at the Lewis County Residential Healthcare Facility.
A graveside service will be at 9:30 a.m. on Tuesday, November 25, 2014 at Croghan Mennonite Cemetery. A memorial service will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Tuesday, November 25, 2014 at Naumburg Mennonite Church with Rev. Myron Roggie officiating. Calling hours are from 2 - 4 & 6 - 8 p.m. on Monday, November 24, 2014 at Naumburg Mennonite Church. Contributions may be made to Mennonite Disaster Service, in C/O Lois Zehr, 6595 East Road Ext., Lowville, NY 13367 or to the Lewis County Residential Healthcare Facility Activities Fund, 7785 N. State St., Lowville, NY 13367. Arrangements are with Iseneker Funeral Home, Inc., Lowville.
He is survived by his wife of 63 years, LeEtta; three children and their spouses, Carlton and Joan Widrick of Castorland; Marcia and Dennis Murphy of Belvedere, IL; Martha and Jose Martinez of Lake Stevens, WA; a sister and her husband, Elizabeth and Bruce Richie of Lowville; a brother and four sisters-in-law, Eugene Widrick of Billerica, MA; Penny Widrick of Camillus, NY; Melissa Widrick of Lowville; Belva Zehr of Martinsburg; Rosemary Roggie of Lowville; eight grandchildren, nine great-grandchildren; and several nieces, nephews and cousins. He is predeceased by two brothers, Howard Widrick and David Widrick; a sister-in-law, Gertrude Widrick; and two brothers-in-law, Marvin Roggie and Kenneth Zehr.
Norman was born on March 20, 1930 in the Town of New Bremen, a son of the late Ruben “Rudy” and Leona Marolf Widrick. He attended Belfort Country School. Before his marriage, he worked on Nelson Widrick’s farm in Croghan. On October 4, 1951, he married LeEtta Lyndaker at the Lowville Mennonite Church, with Rev. Lloyd Boshart officiating. Mr. Widrick worked on Reuben Roggie’s farm in Lowville for several years until he purchased his own farm on the Van Amber Road in 1961. He worked for the Lowville Farmer’s Co-Op in the feed mill for a time during the late 1950s. Mr. Widrick was also a self-employed carpenter until 1979, when he became disabled with Multiple Sclerosis. Mr. and Mrs. Widrick moved off the family farm in 1980. He continued making small furniture and inlaid cedar boxes in his wood shop, until he entered the Lewis County Residential Healthcare Facility on March 18, 2008.
Mr. Widrick was a member of Lowville Mennonite Church and attended Naumburg Mennonite Church. He enjoyed farming, wood working, hunting, fishing, and spending time with his family. He especially enjoyed barn raisings. Mr. Widrick was a volunteer with the Mennonite Disaster Service, Croghan Mennonite Cemetery Committee, and the Lowville Mennonite Church Boys Club.
Condolences may be made online at www.isenekerfuneralhome.com