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Note:   Wideman - Abram H., son of the late Abraham B. and Anna (Hembling) Wideman, was born in Osceola Co., Iowa, Aug. 24, 1891; died Oct. 27, 1939; aged 48y. 2m. 3d. He with 3 others in a car were on their way home from a S. S. Conference held at Duchess, Alberta, Oct. 22, where he had been enjoying himself, feeding on spiritual food. On the way home they were caught in a severe snowstorm 37 miles east of Calgary. After great difficulty they found refuge in a farm home, and stayed there 2 1/2 days because of the impassible roads. He was taken seriously ill at this home, and as soon as possible was rushed to the hospital in Calgary, where he died a day and a half later, death caused by cerebral hemorrage. He was unconscious until death relieved him. Why one who was so much needed in the home was taken so suddenly is hard to understand, but sometime, somewhere, these mysteReis will be unfolded. He was married to Hattie Kilmer Dec. 15, 1911. To this union were born 5 sons and 4 daughters: Floyd, Kenneth, LaVern, Delmer Allen, Ronald, Alice Louella at Kitchener, Ont.; Arvilla Nancy, Vera (Mrs. Lloyd Yoder), and Bernice LaVonne. He leaves his loving companion, 9 children, 1 grandchild, 3 brothers (Ed, Sheridan, Oreg.; Ivy and Menno, Tofield), 3 sisters (Mrs. Milton Sitler, Mrs. Will Boettger, Mrs. Lee Roth). His parents, 3 brothers, and 3 sisters predeceased him. He with his parents moved to Mayton, Alberta in 1901. After his marriage he moved to Suffield where he homesteaded. He lived there 2 years, moving back to Mayton, where he resided until 1918, when he moved to Tofield. From 1923 to 1927 he lived at Petoskey, Mich. He returned to Tofield for 2 years and then from 1929 to 1932 he again resided at Petoskey. The remaining years he lived at Tofield where he resided until his death. Bro. Wideman united with the Mennonite Church in his youth, remaining a faithful member until death. His children are all members of the church of his choice with the exception of two who are yet in their tender years. The funeral services, conducted at the home and at Salem Mennonite Church were largely attended. Brethern J. B. Stauffer and M. D. Stutzman in charge. Text, Job 30:23. Buried in Mennonite Cemetery.


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