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Hope Widman

Hope T. Widman, age 8, of Anthon, passed away on Wednesday, April 28, 2021. She is the beloved child of Troy and Lindsey (Papka) Widman of Anthon.

A funeral service was held on Monday, May 3, 2021 at 10:30 a.m. at the Holly Springs Bible Fellowship of Hornick with Pastor Jim Thomas officiating. Burial was held at the West Fork Cemetery of Climbing Hill.

In lieu of flowers, memorials can be directed towards the Widman family at this time. The Nicklas D. Jensen Funeral Home of Moville is in charge of the arrangements. Online condolences can be made at

To Mom, Dad & Hunter:
When tomorrow starts off without me, know that we are not apart.
I’m right there beside you; you can feel me in your heart.
You filled me with so much love, over the last eight years, I wish I was there, to wipe away your tears.
When tomorrow starts without me, don’t think that I’m not there.
You can hear my sweet voice, when you hear birds singing without care.
You can see my face in the flowers, with colors so bright and bold.
You can feel my arms around you, like a warm blanket in the cold.
When tomorrow starts without me, the memories will still be there.
Playing farm with Hunter and dolls with me, we were really quite a pair.
Checking the cows and playing outside, there is no place I’d rather be.
We had a lot of fun, the three of you and me.
Mom while you are making supper, and you reach for that hot pan,
Remember that pot holder we made together, when you put it in your hand.
Dad remember the county fair, showing my bottle calf we called “Red”.
Take care of my new calf “Taffy”, make sure she gets fed.
Give love & attention to “Reba” my dog, and “Orange” my cat.
Go to Bomgaars and get them food, so they stay nice and fat.
I’m sure they’ll miss my soft touch, from my little hand.
I’ll see them again someday, Heaven is full of pets in this wonderland.
When tomorrow starts without me, I already have family in this beautiful place.
I put on my pink cowboy hat, Grandpa Randy and I run around and race.
I’m a little angel now; I wish you could see my wings.
God smiled and said this is your new home, please don’t worry about a thing.
So when tomorrow starts without me…..Don’t cry for me.
Love, Hoppie

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