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Jack Bidner

March 15, 1945 ~ September 19, 2017 (age 72)

Aaron Julius Bidner (Jack), 72, of rural Gibson City was taken to be with the heavenly angels on Tuesday (September 19, 2017).


Jack was born to Owen and Geraldine Bidner in Champaign, IL, on March 15, 1945. On October 10, 1992, he married JoAnn (Jo) Smith in Gibson City. She survives in Rural Gibson City. He is also survived by a daughter, Julie Mathis (Kiefer, OK), a son, Neil (Beth) Bidner of Mahomet; step-sons Daniel (Jan) Rotramel of Newman, IL and Jeremy (April) Rotramel of Melvin, IL; step-daughter Christina (Tony) Jacobsen of Fredrick, MD; his mother Geraldine Bidner of Rural Champaign, IL; step-mother Lois Bidner of Champaign, IL; one brother, Gary Bidner of Bellflower, IL, and four sisters; Gay (Dick) Preston of Fisher IL, Susan (Steve) Martin of Osmond, IL, Cheryl (John) Johnson of Mahomet, and Kim (Marvin) Clemmons of Fisher, IL. Jack is also survived by 3 grandchildren; Justin and Conner Mathis, and Megan Bidner, 7 step-grandchildren; Ian, Isaac, and Austin Rotramel, Tony and Katie Jacobsen, and Darian and Chelsea Craddock, and one step great grandchild, Annistyn.


Jack was preceded in death by his father Owen Bidner, brother Wayne Bidner, grand-daughter, Caitlyn Mathis, and step-son Phillip Rotramel. He retired from People’s Gas as a Main Operator after 37 ½ years. In the earlier years, he also farmed with his father and later farmed with his wife, JoAnn. Jack loved hunting, fishing, gardening, canning, and his grandchildren. Jack wished to be cremated.


There will be a memorial service at 11:00am Saturday (September, 23, 2017), at the United Methodist Church in Gibson City, IL.

 Service Information

Memorial Service
September 23, 2017

11:00 AM
United Methodist Church
206 East 10th Street
Gibson City, IL 60936

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