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Kathleen Lorraine Widman


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Kathleen Lorraine Widman

Kathleen Lorraine Widman was born December 17, 1917 in Lambert, MT. to Thomas and Marie (Sturgeon) Coughlin. When she was 3 weeks old, the family moved back to De Smet. She was raised on a farm 4 miles north of town and attended rural school. She graduated from De Smet High School in 1935. In 1936 she married Warren Widman at the St. Thomas Aquinas Catholic rectory in De Smet. The couple farmed southwest of De Smet for 20 years before moving to town and buying the Coast to Coast store which they operated for 16 years before retiring in 1972.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Warren, one daughter, Julie, and a granddaughter, Diane.

Survivors include 3 sons, Paul (Betty ) Widman of Mitchell, SD, Dennis (Pat) Widman of Broomfield, CO, and George (Gail) Widman of Sioux Falls, SD. Four daughters; Jeanne(Marlon) Kruse of Tulsa, OK, Margaret Mogck of Silver Lake, WI, Pat (Rudy) Douthit of Loveland, CO, and Connie (Bill) Halverson of De Smet, SD. Twenty-two grandchildren, 47 great grandchildren and 5 great-great grandchildren. One sister Audrea Rodney of De Smet, SD, and one brother Dick Coughlin of Rochester NY.

Memorials may be given to De Smet City Library and or St. Thomas Aquinas Catholic Church.

A visitation will be held Thursday evening Feb. 9th, 2017 from 5-7PM with a Rosary at 6:30PM at St. Thomas Aquinas Catholic Church.
Published in The Argus Leader on Feb. 8, 2017
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