Donald E. “Don” Kidder, 76, of Elkhart, passed away on Friday, October 25, 2019 at his residence with his family by his side to be reunited with his loving wife, Sharon K. Kidder, who preceded him on August 31, 2010. He was born on March 21, 1943 to the late Lee E. and Helen F. (Dodge) Kidder.
He is survived by his children, Shawn E. (Amber) Kidder and Michelle L. (Jimmy) Hall; grandchildren, Scott, James, Justina, Melissa, and Cassidy; great grandchildren, Hannah, Chloe, Nikolai, and Sammy; brothers, Richard Kidder and David (Carmen) Kidder; and sisters, Roberta Prugh, Beth Jones, and Pat Warfel. He was preceded in death by his wife, parents, and sister, Carol Dehayes.
A visitation will be held on Wednesday, October 30, 2019 from 5-7 p.m. at Billings Funeral Home, 812 Baldwin St. in Elkhart. A graveside service will take place prior to entombment at Chapel Hill Memorial Gardens, 10776 McKinley Hwy, Osceola, IN 46561 on Friday, November 1, 2019 at 11:00 a.m. with Pastor David Kidder officiating in the Chapel. Memorial Donations may be given to Heartland Hospice, 230 W Catalpa Dr D, Mishawaka, IN 46545.
Don married the love of his life, Sharon K. Filbert, on June 25, 1966. He worked in the RV industry in the Michiana area for forty years working in maintenance, customer service, and supervisory positions. He was a proud member of the Eagles 1526 in Goshen, the Moose #599, American Legion #143, and VFW #88. He enjoyed being social and knew just about everyone. Don enjoyed spending time with his family most of all. He loved drag racing with his son and grandchildren, going to car shows with his son in law, and breaking open a cold one with his family and friends. He will be missed greatly by them all.
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