Fred C. Vidmar

November 17, 1934 ~ February 5, 2020 (age 85)


Fred C. Vidmar, age 85, of Ottawa, passed away Wednesday, February 5, 2020 at OSF St. Elizabeth Medical Center.


Fred was born November 17, 1934 in Ottawa, Illinois a son of Michael and Agnes (Jefferies) Vidmar.  He married Marlene Boe June 15, 1957 at Trinity Lutheran Church in Ottawa.  Surviving is Marlene, his wife of 62 years; children, David (Karen) Vidmar of Elgin, IL and Ruth (John) Thompson of Ponce Inlet, FL.  He also leaves grandchildren, Amanda (Matt) Kennedy, Shelbi Vidmar, Blake and Whitney Thompson; and a brother, Tim Vidmar of Ottawa.  Fred was preceded in death by a brother, Michael Vidmar, Jr.


Fred attended St. Francis Grade School and graduated from Marquette High School.  He was a member of St. Francis Church.  Fred loved to travel with Marlene and was a die-hard Chicago Cub fan!  He had been quite active along with Marlene in the Ottawa Baseball Pony League.  Above all, his family was of utmost importance.  His most treasured time was that spent with his children and grandchildren.


Funeral services will be held 10:00 a.m. Tuesday at Gladfelter-Roetker Funeral Home with Reverend David M. Kipfer officiating.  Interment will follow in Calvary Cemetery.  Visitation will be from 4 to 7 p.m. Monday, February 10th at the funeral home.  Pallbearers will be Matt Kennedy, John and Blake Thompson, Daryl Deckard, Gregg Olson and Tim Vidmar.  Honorary pallbearers will be Amanda Kennedy, Shelbi Vidmar and Whitney Thompson.


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February 10, 2020

4:00 PM to 7:00 PM
Gladfelter-Roetker Funeral Home and Cremation Services
1601 E. Norris Dr.
Ottawa, IL 61350

Funeral Service
February 11, 2020

10:00 AM
Gladfelter-Roetker Funeral Home and Cremation Services
1601 E. Norris Dr.
Ottawa, IL 61350

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