Irving L. Kidwell, 87, died April 26 at the Mandrin House in Annapolis. Mr. Kidwell served in the Navy on the USS Franklin, CV 13, in World War II, where he was awarded an honorable discharge and Bronze Star Metal from the United States Navy. He served in the Lions Club, State Roads Commission and Chamber of Commerce. He was a banker, real estate broker and a general contractor. Mr. Kidwell is survived by his wife of 53 years, Ida May Kidwell; son, Leroy W. Kidwell and wife Karen; three daughters, Susan K. Kidwell, Laura F. Strickland and her husband Manning, Catherine L. Kidwell and her husband Mark Puleo; stepson, Charles Sellner and his wife, Barbara; stepdaughter, Blanche Radich; brother, Dellburt Kidwell and his wife Beverly; 15 grandchildren; 35 great grandchildren; and two great-great-grandchildren. Family will receive friends from 2 to 4 p.m. and 6 to 8 p.m., Monday, April 29, at Beall Funeral Home, 6512 NW Crain Hwy. (Rt. 3, South), Bowie. Funeral Service will be held 10 a.m., Tuesday, April 30 at First Baptist Church, 7415 SW Crain Hwy, Upper Marlboro. Interment will be held at Lakemont Memorial Gardens Cemetery in Davidsonville with military honors. In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations be made in Mr. Kidwell's memory to the Building Fund at the First Baptist Church of Upper Marlboro. Please view and sign the family's guestbook at: www.beallfuneral.com
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Beall Funeral Home
6512 NW Crain Hwy
Bowie, MD 20715
Published in The Capital on Apr. 28, 2013