Funeral for Violet ‘Vi’ M. Bidinger, 78, of Sartell

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Violet “Vi” M. Bidinger, 78


July 25, 1942-Oct. 14, 2020

Violet “Vi” M. Bidinger, 78, died Oct. 14 at the St. Cloud Hospital.

Her funeral will be at 11 a.m. Saturday, Oct. 24 at St. Francis Xavier Catholic Church in Sartell for Violet “Vi” M. Bidinger, 78, who passed away Wednesday at the St. Cloud Hospital. The Rev. Ronald Weyrens will officiate and burial will be private in the parish cemetery. Visitation will be from 9-11 a.m. Saturday, Oct. 24 at the church.

Survivors include  her husband of 59 years, Bob of Sartell; son and daughters, Bryan of Sartell, Lori Tchida (Rich Kitzmiller) of Sartell, Janet (Jeff) Skinner of Sartell, and Kris (Burl) Ives of Grand Rapids; brothers and sister, Tom (Denny) McNeal of Rockville, Pam (Ron) Ehresman of Maple Grove, and Tim (Karen) McNeal of Sauk Rapids; 12 grandchildren, and six great-grandchildren.

In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to Sarcoma Cancer Research at:

A full obituary will be printed in the Oct. 30 Sartell-St. Stephen Newsleader.

Author: Janelle Von Pinnon

Von Pinnon has been publishing the St. Joseph Newsleader since 1989, the Sartell-St. Stephen Newsleader since 1995 and the Sauk Rapids-Rice Newsleader since 2015. She graduated from Minnesota State University-Moorhead with degrees in mass communications (with an emphasis on print journalism) and biology. She lives in southeast St. Cloud with her husband and two children.

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