Lois M. Widmar

September 27, 1939 ~ October 14, 2020 (age 81)


Lois M. Widmar was born on September 27, 1939 to Stanley and Violet Bednarek. Lois passed away peacefully on Wednesday, October 14, 2020 at Trailpoint Village in Mishawaka, IN.

Lois is survived by her husband, Richard Widmar, of South Bend, IN; daughter, Lisa (Shawn) Bland of South Bend; son, Mark (Lauri) Widmar of Aurora, OH; as well as six grandchildren: Joshua (Mandy) Ruth and Jeremy (Tiffany) Ruth, both of Springdale, AZ; Hunter (Kim) Jones of South Bend; Brandon Widmar, Allison Widmar and Christopher Widmar, all of Aurora, OH; and five great-grandchildren.

Lois graduated from Central High School in 1957, and she remained a lifelong resident of South Bend. She married her high school sweetheart on November 26, 1959. Lois loved to entertain and host parties—birthdays and Christmas were always special to her. She also loved to gamble and go to casinos, and she never passed on a shopping spree. Lois loved her family, friends, and her special dog, BoBo, very much.

The memorial service scheduled for Saturday, November 14, 2020 has been postponed. The family will publish a notice with the new date and time in the South Bend Tribune.  Please check the Palmer Funeral Homes website for updates.

Contributions in memory of Lois may be donated to Alzheimer’s & Dementia Services of Northern Indiana, 922 E. Colfax Avenue, South Bend, IN 46617.

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Service has been postponed

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