Alan R. “Bob” Widel, 57, Blackwater, Mo., passed away surrounded by his family Feb. 6, 2018, at Good Samaritan Care Center in Cole Camp, Mo.
A visitation will be held from 4 to 7 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 13, at Knights of Columbus Hall, 1515 Radio Hill Road, Boonville, Mo. A memorial service will follow the visitation at 7:30 p.m. Private interment, no luncheon planned. Arrangements under the direction of Howard Funeral Home in Boonville.
Alan Robert Widel was born June 6, 1960, in Columbia, Mo., the son of Raymond Dwayne Widel and Mildred Vada Nation Widel. Bob was a graduate of Pilot Grove High School. He married Elizabeth Boyd Dec. 26, 1987, in McKenzie. In 1980, Bob started dozing for customers and in time started and ran a successful bridge construction and dirt work business, Widel Inc. Above all Bob was a steady man of his faith. Bob was a farmer at heart, loved nature, and watching the sun rise and set. He cherished every day always seeing the best in others. Bob loved his family, he had a special relationship with each and every one.
Bob is preceded in death by is daughter, Olivia Paige.
He is survived by his wife, Elizabeth of the home; son, Aron Widel, Blackwater; daughters, Phoebe Ann (Bradley) Bergeson, Sedalia, Mo., Sophie Grace Widel and Josie Vada Widel, both of Blackwater. Also surviving are his grandchildren, Boyd Alan Wade and Vera Ann Bergeson, Sedalia; his brothers, Ronnie Widel, Green Ridge, Mo., and Randy (Nancy) Widel, Blackwater; sisters, Renita (Ron) Silvers, Warrensburg, Mo., and Sandy (Rick) Schibi, Sedalia; and many nieces and nephews.
Memorial contributions are suggested to the Ronald McDonald House.
Online condolences may be left at: www.howardfh.com.