Condolences for Howard Andrew Widmer

Received from Glenn Adam

Sincerest condolences to Darlene and family


Received from Arden Erman

Remembering days past, good friends from days past. Howard was one of our bunch and will always be thought of fondly and remembered.


Received from Dean, Tracey, Madison and Mackenzie Kipta

We are so sorry to hear the passing of your Grandpa/Dad/Husband. We remember him as a very cheerful, loving grandpa who liked to have fun with all the Widmer kiddos! Wishing you peace and comfort in remembering all the precious times you spent together with a wonderful man. Our thoughts and prayers are with all of you at this time.


Received from Ken & Joan Thares

Sorry to hear of your loss. Howard and I were best of friends as we grew up on the farm. We had many pool games at his place near Golden Prairie as youngsters and went to school together. I boarded at their place while I attended school at Bitter Lake during the winter months. Many good memories and heartfelt sorrow at your loss.


Received from Arlen & Lori Herter

We are very sorry to hear of Howard's passing. Many good memories of days gone by we have when you all lived in Golden Prairie. We send our sincere condolences to all of you at this very hard time. Keep your endless family memories going by reminiscing often of all the times shared together.


Received from Lorraine Hilgendorf

Darlene and family. Sending my deepest condolences to all. Howard was ice fishing years ago at Caven Lake and he suggested to us to use purple power bait to catch fish. it’s been in the tackle box ever since!


Received from Terry, Carolyn, Zachary and Danny Cey

Colleen and Derek,
We were sorry to hear about your Dad. Sending you our deepest sympathies and keeping you in our thoughts and prayers during this difficult time.


Received from Pat and Brenda Liboiron

To Darlene and Family, we are so sorry to hear of Howard’s passing.Our deepest sympathy to everyone. We have fond memories of camping on the desert in Arizona with you and Howard.


Received from Ray & Jeanette Kohls

our deepest sympathy to Darlene Deanna Coleen & Kerry on the passing of Howard Gone way to soon


Received from Norm Friesz

May happy memories of times spent with Howard ease the pain you are suffering now. Someone gone to soon.


Received from Darrell and Wendy Turner

Deepest sympathies to Darlene and families. Howard was a rock and always fun to be around.


Received from Mike and Karen Ziemann

Deepest sympathy to you Darlene and your family. A beautiful tribute to Howard in today’s service.


Received from HARVEY WIDMER

Although Howard and I are first cousins, we never stayed in touch with each other over the years. Seems that we get so involved in our immediate families. I do however have great memories of spending time with Howard in our early teens when I would spend some of my summer holidays in Golden Prairie. My wife and I hope, Darlene, that you will find peace in the days following this sad time. Harvey and Donna Widmer


Received from eileen

Lovely memorial service of a life well lived. Condolences to the family during this time of grieving.
Eileen Kohls McAlister


Received from Bob, Mardelle & Jim Widmer and Lee (Widmer) Stephens

Darlene and Family

We were sorry to hear of Howard's passing.

My biggest regret is I didn't get to know him better and spend more time with him through the years. Although we were first cousins and raised in the same little town of Golden Prairie, Howard was 2 years older than me and when you're a teenager in school, 2 years is immense. I spent much more time with Lynn who was my age. When I left home at nineteen I saw even less of Howard. But on occasion, when Mardelle and I saw you and Howard dance, we admired you guys set the floor on fire with the polka.

I am so grateful that my brother Jim, sister Lee and I had a chance to see Howard at the beginning of December, only 3 weeks ago. It was good to meet with you and Howard on more than one occasion in Masterpiece to talk about old times. Like how envious I was of Howard when he had a flat head Ford V8 car while I was running around in a 36 HP Volkswagen. Or us chatting about his farm machinery, his grain trucks, etc. And even though you could see he was struggling healthwise, the conversation was joyful, and he still had that little impish smile - a sincere smile - a smile I'll never forget,

He was a good man Darlene - and I know you and family will miss him dearly.

"Like a bird singing in the rain, let grateful memories survive in a time of sorrow.” Robert Louis Stevenson.

Howard will never be forgotten.

Our condolences for your loss
Bob, Mardelle, Jim & Lee


Received from Jeff and Val Wickenheiser

So sorry to hear of Howard’s passing. Deepest condolences to all the family