Raymond Duwayne Widel
10/27/1933 – 04/25/2019
Obituary for Raymond Duwayne Widel
Raymond Duwayne Widel, 85, of Cole Camp, MO formerly of Blackwater, MO, passed away Thursday, April 25, 2019 at Good Samaritan Care Center in Cole Camp. He was born on October 27, 1933 in Blackwater, MO the son of AR Widel and Kathryn (Bouleware)Widel, who preceded him in death.
On March 26, 1953 in Crawford, NE, he was united in marriage to Mildred Vada Nation, who survives of the home.
Raymond was a life long resident of Blackwater, MO. He owned and operated Widel Construction based out of Blackwater for over 40 years. Ray was a man of great faith and serving God was the most important part of his life. He enjoyed fishing and was an avid rock collector. Ray never met a stranger and always made everyone feel loved.
In addition to his wife he is survived by four children, Ronnie Widel and his wife Caleena of Green Ridge, MO, Renita Silvers and her husband Ron of Warrensburg, MO, Randy Widel and his wife Nancy of Boonville, MO, and Sandy Schibi and her husband Rick of Sedalia, MO; a daughter-in-law, Elizabeth Widel of Blackwater, MO; 17 grandchildren, Wesley Segar (Amber), Andrea Stevens, Brandi Cole (Scott), Shawn Widel (Jill), Krystal Boersma (Dan), Ryan Widel (Judy), Brent Schibi (Julie), Kathryn Hillix (Michael), Callie Sitton (Heath), Alexandra Hombs (Trevan), Phoebe Bergeson (Brad), Anna Hall (Gavin), Aron Widel, Leah Widel, Anthony Widel, Sophie Widel, Josie Widel; 32 great grandchildren; a brother, Clarence Widel and his wife Barbara of Boonville, MO; a sister Joy Widel of Guthrie, OK.
He was preceded in death by a son, Bob Widel; a granddaughter, Olivia Widel; and a great grandson Elijah Sitton.
A funeral service will be held at 6:30 p.m. Sunday, April 28, 2019 at Blackwater School with Brad Holman and Jon Knochenmus, officiating.
The family will receive friends from 5:00 p.m. until service time at Blackwater School.
A private family burial will be at Lamine Cemetery.
Pallbearers will be Wesley Segar, Shawn Widel, Ryan Widel, Brent Schibi, Aron Widel, Anthony Widel, Scott Cole.
Arrangements are under the direction of Rea Funeral Chapel.
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