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 was held Oct. 24 at St. Francis Xavier Catholic Church in Sartell. The Rev. Ronald Weyrens officiated and a private burial was held in the parish cemetery.
Bidinger was born July 25, 1942 in St. Cloud and graduated from St. Cloud Tech High School in 1960. She married Robert “Bob” Bidinger on June 20, 1961 and they were members of St. Francis Xavier Catholic Church. She enjoyed camping, fishing, playing cards (cribbage and euchre), baking, bird watching and spending time with family. She was witty, compassionate, always worried about others and had a strong faith.
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.
She was preceded in death by her parents, Lloyd and Alvina McNeal.
In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to Sarcoma Cancer Research at: curesarcoma.org.
Obituary, guest book and video tribute available online: www.williamsdingmann.com.