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David Widman

David Mark Widman, 67, of Sergeant Bluff, Iowa, passed away unexpectedly in Billings, Montana on June 27, 2020.

A funeral service was held Monday, July 6 at 10:30 a.m. at the Le Mars Convention Center. Burial is at Graceland Park Cemetery.  Meyer Brothers Morningside Chapel is assisting the family.  Online condolences may be made to

David was born September 30, 1952 in Sioux City, Iowa to William Ernest and Alice June (Heaton) Widman.

He graduated from Lawton-Bronson High School in 1970 and Morningside College in 1975.

On August 12, 1978, he married Elizabeth Arnold and was blessed with 10 children and 21 grandchildren. He farmed and raised livestock all his life.

His experiences included post-university Bible certificate, assistant treasurer for Bible Christian Union in Pennsylvania, mission trip to Albania, lay pastor of Kingsley Baptist Church, homeschooled his children, co-chaired the Plymouth and Woodbury County Republican Parties, county election precinct chair, accountant (Daryl Anderson’s, Lessard Contracting, C&H), and 4-H Dad.

He was a longtime member of LeMars Bible Church.

His life was changed forever when he put his faith and trust in Jesus Christ as his Savior during his college years. He humbly walked with God and lived out his faith in his daily life. His greatest legacy was his love for his wife, children and grandchildren.

Survivors include his wife, Elizabeth Widman; children Peter (Amber), Ernest, Joshua (Kristel), Caleb (Emily), Christopher (Naomi), Jacob (Amber), Brandon (Kaitlin), Amy, Emily, and Bethany; grandchildren Gabriella, Peter Jr., Henry, Sylvia, Lilianna, Boaz and Lauralyn; baby (due August 2020); Esther, Rebekah, Hannah, Lydia and Hope; William, Ezra, and Eliyanah; Elsa, Silas, and Mercy; Benjamin and Karis; siblings: Martha Kroeger, Bill (Barb) Widman, Karen (John) Peterson, Bev (Mort) Zenor, Chuck (Charlene) Widman, Janna (Randy) Widman-Walton, and Susan (Gary) Wiens; and numerous nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his parents; brother, Randy; brother-in-law, Floyd Kroeger; and father-in-law, Robert Arnold.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the family.

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