March 13, 1921-May 14, 2011
Charles M. Bidle, 90, formerly of Avon, Ind., passed away Saturday, May 14, 2011 at The Waters of Greencastle.
Born March 13, 1921, in Crawford County, Ill., to Grover and Mable (Hill) Bidle, he was a graduate of Oblong High School in 1938. He married Martha M. (Dame) Bidle in 1950 and she survives.
He served in the Army during World War I being stationed in Europe. He was a member and minister of the Brownsburg Kingdom Hall of Jehovah's Witnesses.
He also worked several years as an electrician. Charles also worked in landscape design and maintenance owning his own company until retirement. He loved his family and friends and was an avid fisherman. He had a sense of humor, and loved music and song, and enjoyed playing the violin and the clarinet.
Survivors include his wife, Martha Bidle; a son, Dan Bidle and his wife, Dawnette Bidle, Avon; a daughter, Beth (Bidle) Hurley and husband, Bret Hurley, Greencastle; one granddaughter, Briana Bidle of Avon.
He was preceded in death by his sister Louise (Bidle) Wood and her husband Joe Wood of Robinson, Ill., and his sister --in-law Louise Bidle.
Surviving are his brother, Richard Bidle of Chicago; two nieces, Janice (Wood) Kelly, and her two children Ka Sue, and D.J. Kelly and Susan (Bidle) Sancken of Mackinaw, Ill., and her husband Bob and their two children, Renata and Reid of Mackinaw, Ill.; two nephews, Jere Wood of Robinson, Ill., and Jim Bidle and wife Harriet Bidle and their two sons, Chris and Kurt of Chicago.
Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Wednesday, May 18 with visitation from 9-11 a.m. prior to the funeral service. Kelly Nichols from the Brownsburg Kingdom Hall of Jehovah's Witnesses will officiate the services. The funeral will be held at the Conkle Funeral Home of Avon, at U.S. 36 and State Road 267. Burial will follow immediately at the West Ridge Park Cemetery in Avon, located on the corner of Raceway and 21st Street.
A special word of thanks goes out to the many loving and dedicated staff at The Waters and VistaCare of Terre Haute. The kindness will always be a cherished memory of his wife and children.