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Tony Marvin Didier

08/18/1941 - 05/25/2023


Obituary For Tony Marvin Didier

Tony Marvin Didier, 81, of Sedalia, loving husband and father, passed away May 25, 2023, at Bothwell Regional Health Center, Sedalia.

Tony was born August 18, 1941, in Fay, OK, to Hinson Walter Didier and Vasti (Jean) Sullivan Didier. He graduated from Hermiston High School, Hermiston, OR, and went on to honorably serve his country in the United States Navy.

Tony married his sweetheart, E. Elaine Nelson, for time and eternity on June 17, 1975, in the Idaho Falls, Idaho, LDS Temple. To this union were born six children: Wendy Jean, Lisa Marie, James William, Patricia Ann, Eric Walter, and Dan Marvin.

Tony worked for Union Pacific Railroad assembling relays in the U.P. Signal Shop, which brought him and his family to Sedalia, and he also undertook the task of climbing the Relay Poles. After 33 years, Tony retired from Union Pacific and then pursued his hobby of gardening, which he had learned from his father. He also volunteered at the Open Door Thrift Shop.

Tony was a member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.

Surviving is his wife, Elaine, of the home; daughters: Wendy Lanyon (Tim), Lisa Peterson, Patricia Shult (Daniel); sons: James, Eric, and Dan; nine grandchildren and one great-grandchild; siblings: Bill Didier, Lucille Haynes, and Conley Didier. Tony was preceded in death by his parents and a sister, Patsy.

The funeral service will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Wednesday, May 31, 2023, at The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. Visitation will be held one hour prior to the service at the church.

Pallbearers will be Dan Didier, Anthony Beard, Cordell Leafty, Joseph Filletti, Korbin Peterson, and Justin Furnell.

Burial will be in the Missouri Veterans Cemetery, Higginsville, MO., with Full Military Honors conducted by the United State Navy and Sedalia VFW Post #2591.


31 May


10:00 AM - 11:00 AM

Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints 1201 W Broadway Blvd Sedalia, MO 65301 Get Directions »
31 May

Funeral Service

11:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints 1201 W Broadway Blvd Sedalia, MO 65301 Get Directions »
1 Jun

Burial / Interment

10:00 AM - 10:30 AM

Missouri Veterans Cemetery 20109 Business Hwy 13 Higginsville, MO 64037 Get Directions »
by Obituary Assistant

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  • 05/29/2023

    Elaine we are so sorry for your loss. You will remain in our thoughts and prayers. Warsaw Health & Rehab


  • Ocean Devotion

    Susan Roth sent Ocean Devotion for Tony Marvin Didier - May 27, 2023

    Deepest sympathy, Don and Sue Roth and family

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    Theresa L Haynes sent America the Beautiful for Tony Marvin Didier - May 27, 2023

    In loving memory. Lucy Haynes

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