Marion Lydigsen, 96, passed away Monday, July 7, 2014, at his home in St. Augustine, Fla. He was born Feb. 8, 1918, to Theodore and Dorthea Lydigsen in Dwight, Ill. He had four brothers and two sisters.
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Bill served in the Army Air Corps in World War II as a radar specialist. He met his beautiful bride, Lucille Bossert, they married in 1940, in Reddick, Ill.
After the war, Bill began a long career at A.O. Smith manufacturing where he was parts and materials manager for over 35 years. He retired in 1978 and moved to St. Augustine. Bill was an avid golfer his entire life and enjoyed golfing weekly at St. Augustine County Golf Course. Bill loved to spend time with his family, especially on "Football Sunday" where the family would gather to cheer on his favorite team the Chicago Bears. He was also a member of Elks Lodge BPOE #829, Moose Lodge and the American Legion. He is survived by his wife of 74 years, Lucille, daughters: Sandra Lee Cece (Nicholas) and Teri Lydigsen; son: Mark Lydigsen (Debra) brother: Dale Lydigsen; six grandchildren: Amy Lydigsen, Ryan and Lauren Sargeant, Molly Lydigsen, Kristy Lydigsen, Rikki Sargeant and Kevin and Kathleen Sargeant; four great-grandchildren: Tyler, Riley, Noah and Abigail.
Bill will be buried at the National Cemetery in Bushnell, Fla., in a private ceremony. Those wishing to make a donation in his name can do so to Hospice of Northeast Florida or the First Tee organization.
Craig Funeral Home Crematory Memorial Park is in charge of the arrangements.
Craig Funeral Home Memorial Park
1475 Old Dixie Highway
St. Augustine, FL 32086
Published in St. Augustine Record from July 15 to July 16, 2014