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Marilyn J. Lidecker

July 29, 1931 ~ January 12, 2020 (age 88)


Marilyn J. Lidecker, age 88, residing in South Bend, Indiana passed away at 4:33 AM on Sunday, January 12, 2020 at Memorial Hospital, South Bend.  Marilyn was born on July 29, 1931 in South Bend, to the late Joseph Rodney and Bernice Marie (Edick) Near. On September 2, 1950, Marilyn was united in marriage to Lowell Lloyd Lidecker, Jr., in South Bend.  Lowell preceded her in death on November 7, 1998. 

Marilyn is survived by her daughter, Cynthia Ann (Louis) Stremme of South Bend; two sons, John Joseph (Cheryl) Lidecker and James Lowell Lidecker both of Mishawaka; nine grandchildren, David (Ashley) Stremme, Bobby (Crystal) Stremme, Heather Lidecker, Jason (Liz) Lidecker, Christy (Rich) Trojanowski, Jennifer Lidecker, Andy (Jeanna) Lidecker, Joseph Lidecker and Michael Lidecker.  Also surviving are 12 great grandchildren, Nicholas, Dylan and Hayden Stremme, Hannah Wadel, Harper and Clark Trojanowski; Ellesha, Jaxson, Lawton, Violet, Gary and Drew Lidecker; her sister, Betty Y. Worley of Bloomington, IN; and two sisters-in-law, Judith Edelman and Margaret Lidecker both of Mishawaka.  Marilyn was also preceded in death by her daughter Katherine Louise Lidecker and her sister Pat J. Feltes. 

Marilyn attended Faith United Methodist Church; was a past member of Eastern Star #569; member of Twin City Camping Group; and previously served as a 4H Leader.

Special thanks to a good neighbor, Pasquale Romano.

Funeral services will be held at 10:00am Saturday, January 18th at Palmer Funeral Home – River Park, 2528 Mishawaka Ave., South Bend, IN.  Rev. Tina Velthuizen will officiate.  Burial will follow in St. Joseph Valley Memorial Park, Granger, IN.  Friends may visit with the family from 4-8pm Friday, January 17th at the funeral home. 

Expressions of sympathy may be made to Hospice House, 501 Comfort Place, Mishawaka, IN 46545 or to the American Heart Association, Attn: Memorial Tribute Processing Center, 3816 Paysphere Circle, Chicago, IL 60674.  Online condolences may be shared with the family at

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January 17, 2020

4:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Palmer Funeral Home - River Park
2528 Mishawaka Avenue
South Bend, IN 46615

Funeral Service
January 18, 2020

10:00 AM
Palmer Funeral Home - River Park
2528 Mishawaka Avenue
South Bend, IN 46615


Hospice Foundation
501 Comfort Place, Mishawaka IN 46545
Tel: 1-800-467-7423

American Heart and American Stroke Association
ATTN: Memorial Tribute Processing Center, 3816 Paysphere Circle, Chicago IL 60674

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