September 10, 1945—December 30, 2017
PLATTSMOUTH – Lonald W. “Lon” Widler, 72, of Plattsmouth, Neb., was born Sept. 10, 1945, in Hebron, Neb., to Donald and Colleenne (Henderson) Widler. He passed away peacefully at his home in Plattsmouth, Neb., on Saturday, Dec. 30, 2017.
Lon graduated from Bruning High School in Bruning, Neb. After a brief enlistment in the United States Navy, he attended Business School and graduated from the Lincoln School of Commerce. He was united in marriage May 6, 1967, to Niki Fulton in Geneva, Neb. The two lived in several places as he and wife Niki owned a Farm Equipment Sales, Service and Construction Business. In 1991, Lon began working as an agent for Farm Bureau and established an agency in Plattsmouth, Neb., where he fulfilled his second passion of helping others.
Lon was a lifelong avid horseman, and caring for his many animals was very important in his life. He was a member of the National Cutting Horse Association, Nebraska Quarter Horse Association and the American Quarter Horse Association.
He is preceded in death by his parents, Don and Colleenne Widler of Carleton, Neb. and grandson, Mitchell McKelvey Bond.
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Lon is survived by his wife of fifty years, Niki Fulton Widler; daughter, Traci Widler Bond Costlow of Mineral Wells, Texas; son, Mitch Widler (Karen), Weatherford, Texas; grandchildren, Waylon Widler and Carter and Chloe Costlow; sister, Wanda Kerwood (Mike); brother, Rick Widler (Donna); sister-in-law, Terri Arnold (Michael) and extended family.
Visitation will be from 1-8 p.m., Thursday, Jan. 4, 2018 with family greeting friends from 6-8 p.m. at Brian P. Harvey Funeral Home.
Memorial service is at 11 a.m., Friday, Jan. 5, 2018 at United Church of Christ, 175 C. Street, Belvidere, Neb.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be directed to the family for future designation.
Online condolences to www.bpharveyfuneralhome.com
Arrangements by Brian P. Harvey Funeral Home, Plattsmouth Neb. 402-296-4445