2011-05-17 / Obituaries

Charles M. Bidle, 90

March 13, 1921-May 14, 2011

Charles M. Bidle, 90, formerly of Avon, Indiana, passed away Saturday, May 14, 2011 at the Waters of Greencastle.

Born March 13, 1921, in Crawford County, Illinois, to Grover and Mable (Hill) Bidle. He was a graduate of Oblong High School in 1938. He married Martha M. (Dame) Bidle in 1950 and she survives.

He served in the army during World War 1 being stationed in Europe. He was a member and minister of the Brownsburg Kingdom Hall of Jehovah’s Witnesses.

He also worked several years as an electrician. Charles also worked in landscape design and maintenance, owning his own company until retirement. He loved his family and friends and was an avid fisherman. He had a sense of humor, and loved music and song, and enjoyed playing the violin and the clarinet.

Survivors include his wife, Martha Bidle; and a son, Dan Bidle his wife, Dawnette Bidle, of Avon; a daughter Beth (Bidle) Hurley and her husband, Bret Hurley, of Greencastle; one granddaughter, Briana Bidle, of Avon. He was preceded in death by his sister, Louise (Bidle) Wood and her husband, Joe Wood, of Robinson, Illinois; and his sister–in-law, Louise Bidle.

Surviving are his brother, Richard Bidle, of Chicago; 2 nieces, Janice (Wood) Kelly, and her 2 children, Ka Sue, and D.J. Kelly and Susan (Bidle) Sancken, of Mackinaw, Illinois and her husband, Bob, and their 2 children, Renata and Reid, of Mackinaw, Illinois; 2 nephews, Jere Wood of Robinson, Illinois and Jim Bidle and wife Harriet Bidle and their 2 sons, Chris and Kurt of Chicago.

Funeral services will be held at 11:00 a.m. Wednesday, May 18, with a visitation from 9:00-11:00 a.m., prior to the funeral service.

Kelly Nichols, from the Brownsburg Kingdom Hall of Jehovah’s Witnesses, will officiate the services. The funeral will be held at the Conkle Funeral Home, of Avon, on St. Road 36 and 267. Burial will be immediately following at the West Ridge Park Cemetery, in Avon, located on the corner of Raceway and 21st street.

A special word of thanks goes out to the many loving and dedicated staff at the Waters and VistaCare of Terre Haute. The kindness will always be a cherished memory of his wife and children.

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