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Dorian D. "Woody" Widhelm

March 21, 1931 ~ July 10, 2019 (age 88)

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July 14, 2019

4:00 PM to 6:00 PM
Home for Funerals
1203 W Norfolk Ave
Norfolk, NE 68701

Mass of Christian Burial
July 15, 2019

10:00 AM
St. Mary's Catholic Church - Norfolk
2300 W. Madison Avenue
Norfolk, NE 68701

July 15, 2019

11:00 AM
Prospect Hill Cemetery
13th and Maple
Norfolk, NE 68701

Funeral services for Dorian D. "Woody" Widhelm, 88, of Norfolk will be 10:00 a.m., Monday, July 15, 2019, at St. Mary's Cahtolic Church, Norfolk.  Burial will be in Prospect Hill Cemetery, Norfolk. Military Rites will be by the Nebraska National Guard Honor Guard, American Legion Post 16 and VFW Post 1644.  Visitation will be Sunday from 4-6 p.m. at Home for Funerals, 1203 W. Norfolk Avenue.

            Dorian died Wednesday, July 10, 2019 at Norfolk Veterans Home.

            Dorian was born March 21, 1931, to Edward and Adeline (Bruckner) Widhalm, at Humphrey. He grew up on the family farm near Humphrey. On September 19, 1950 Dorian joined the Army. He was awarded the Purple Heart for shrapnel wounds received in Korea. He received his honorable Discharge on September 18, 1953.

            Dorian married Barbara Durham on September 21, 1953, in Martinsville, IN. They made their home on the family farm near Pierce, NE. Dorian farmed and was a mechanic for Dinkel Implement for many years. In 1979 he retired from farming and they moved to Norfolk. Dorian retired from Dinkel’s in 1985 due to a disability.

            He loved to fish and travel.

            Dorian is survived by his children Duane (Debra) Widhelm of Puyallup, WA, Paul (Julie) Widhalm of Norfolk, Ramona (Ray) Haffner of Indiana, Lola (Todd) Skovly of Scottland, SD, and Pamela (Keith) Polenske of Randolph, NE, 7 grandchildren, 5 great grandchildren, brother Don and Doris Widhalm of FL, sisters, Corrine Buhman of Norfolk, Shelia and Jay McKenna of CA and Caroline and Floyd Connot of CA.

            He was preceded in death by his parents and his wife on November 18, 2018.

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