James "Danny" Bidwell

James "Danny" Bidwell, age 74 of Griffith, (formerly of Highland), passed away peacefully at home July 22, 2012. He is survived by his wife, Nancy; daughter, Debbie (Adam) Hansen of Munster, IN; three grandchildren: Kyle, Madison, and Ethan; one brother, Jerry Bidwell; four sisters: Joy Carolyn (Sam) Sumner, Diana (Jimmy) Hall, Teresa (Paul) Rutherford, and Lorna Strojny; many nieces, nephews, and cousins. Preceded in death by his loving first wife, Darlene of 43 years in 2001; son, Doug in 2002; and his parents: Luther Bidwell and Dorothy Wheeler. Funeral services will be held Thursday, July 26, 2012 at 10:00 AM at Kuiper Funeral Home, 9039 Kleinman Rd. (two blocks south of Ridge Rd.), Highland, IN. Burial Memory Lane Cemetery. Friends may visit with the family on Wednesday, July 25, 2012 from 2:00-4:00 and 6:00- 8:00 PM at the funeral home. Danny was retired but owned Citizens Video in Griffith for many years. He was a U.S. veteran and served during the Vietnam conflict. He attended Suncrest Christian Church in St. John and enjoyed to golf. He lived to spend time with his grandchildren who nicknamed him "Rascal", was loved by many, and will be missed by all. Memorial donations may be made to the COPD Foundation (http://www.copdfoundation.org/) for Emphysema research.



Funeral Home

Kuiper Funeral Home
9039 Kleinman Road Highland, IN 46322
(219) 923-7800

Published in The Times from July 24 to July 25, 2012