Edward Kidera  July 13 1930  June 20 2019

Edward Kidera July 13 1930 June 20 2019

July 13 1930 June 20 2019
Edward Kidera July 13, 1930 – June 20, 2019 Sign Guestbook| Send Sympathy Card| Memorial Donation Edward H. Kidera 1930-2019 Edward Henry Kidera, 88, of Bristol, WI, passed away in Pleasant Prairie, WI, on June 20, after fighting cancer for two years. Ed was born on July 13, 1930 in Chicago, IL. He started his family at Windy Hill Farm, in Lake Villa, IL, moving to Wisconsin in 1966 where he and Betty designed and built beautiful homes, surrounded by the ravines, ponds and woodlands that they loved. He is survived by his wife of 66 years, Betty J. (Wilson) Kidera, his son Edward H. and wife Brenda (Will) Kidera of Maryland, and their daughters Deirdre and Gwendolyn. Also, his son George W. Kidera of Cudahy, WI, and his daughter Elizabeth D. Kidera of Evanston, IL, and her children, Alexander G. Beckman and wife Becca M. Cohen, and daughter Olivia M. Beckman. Ed is preceded in death by his parents, Edward J. and Dorothy (Jelinek) Kidera, his younger sister Dorothy (Kidera) Eiserman, and a granddaughter Emily Beckman. Ed graduated from the University of Illinois and held a BS in chemistry, and an MBA. He had a long and varied career which included farming, equipment repair, engineering, construction and management. A man of many talents, he was a private pilot, SCUBA diver, sailor and member of MENSA. He and Betty shared a passion for flea markets and RV travel. He retired from Abbott Laboratories in 1989 after 20 years, and pursued projects in real estate development. Towards the end of his life, Ed wrote volume I of his autobiography. He was working on volume II. Ed will be remembered for his kindness, inventiveness, sense of humor, generosity, and most of all, his love and devotion to his wife and family. Later this summer, there will be a private memorial at St. John Nepomucene Cemetery, Barrington Hills, IL (the Kvidera and Kidera ancestral cemetery) , along the Fox River where Ed and Betty spent their childhood summers, and first met, 82 years ago. Kenosha Funeral Services & Crematory 8226 Sheridan Rd. Kenosha, WI 53143 (262)652-1943 www.kenosha-funeral-services.com Print Obituary Sign Guestbook Name: Location: Video: Image: Light A Candle Candle 1 Candle 2 Candle 3 Candle 4 Email: Personal Message: Personal Message (required) Confirm: Submit Guestbook entry

Our most sincere sympathies to the family and friends of Edward Kidera July 13 1930 June 20 2019.

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death notice Edward Kidera July 13 1930 June 20 2019

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2 Comments

  1. Dear Betty, Ed, Liz and George:

    My sympathies on Ed’s passing. By chance I came across his obituary while doing a google search for Liz’s contact info. What an amazing life and spirit. I have such warm memories from the 70s and 80s, house sitting, attending wonderful Kidera family gatherings and helping with a few of Ed’s legal related issues after I became an attorney. Ed’s path through life continues to inspire.

    Our condolences,
    Gary W. Thompson (& Melanie)

  2. Dear Liz, we just found out yesterday that your dad had passed away. We were at Gary beckman’s House formerly my brother’s house. I am so sorry to hear about your dad . He was really a great guy. Condolences to you your mom and your whole family.



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