Russell Widmayer, 91, Owned Lodi Hardware, Worked for the Washtenaw Road Commission

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 02/26/2020 - 15:14

Russell Junior Widmayer, age 91, of Adrian, formerly of Saline, passed away February 25, 2020.

He was born August 19, 1928, in Jackson, MI, the son of Russell (Lucille Beck) Widmayer & Rosemond (Arthur) Silveus. Russell was a graduate of Saline High School Class of 1946. He also attended Cleary College.

During his lifetime, he worked at Argus Camera in Ann Arbor and also co-owned Lodi Hardware, Saline with Merle Simonton for many years. He retired from Washtenaw County Road Commisson after a long career. During his lifetime, he built multiple homes, served on local church boards and was a member of the Saline Historical Society. He enjoyed family history and traced the Widmayer Geneology back to Germany. Russell also enjoyed camping and was a Jack of all Trades.

He is survived by his wife of 71 years, Linnea (Simonton) Widmayer, three children, Nicola Crumb, Gary (Corinne) Widmayer and Diane (Steve) Saunders, 10 grandchildren and 21 great grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his parents and son in law, Charles Crumb. Viewing & Visitation will on Saturday February 29, 2020, from 1:00 PM to 2:00 PM at J. Gilbert Purse Funeral Home, 2959 N. Adrian Hwy, Adrian, MI. The Funeral Service will follow at 2:00 PM at the J. Gilbert Purse Funeral Home, Adrian, MI. Burial will be in Oak Grove Cemetery, Manchester, MI. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations can be made to the Christian Mission, 1239 Wolf Creek Hwy, Adrian MI 49221.

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