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Dana M. WidemanOctober 20, 2017
Dana M. Wideman, age 73, of Neenah, passed away on Friday, October 20, 2017. Dana was born on December 2, 1943 in Detroit daughter of the late Frank and Irene (Connor). She attended St. Patrick Grade School and graduated from Menasha High School in 1962. In 1964 Dana married Richard Wideman. He preceded her in death in 1993.
She spent her working years at Neenah Foundry until her son Daniel was born. She took time off of work until he began school when she became a secretary in the St. Margaret Mary religion education office. While there she and her husband Richard were very active in the Boy Scouts of America program at the Cub Scout, Boy Scout, and Explorer levels. She later worked as an administrative assistant at St. Mary Central High School and as a Cashier at Ron and Lloyds (later Pick n Save).
She retired in 1992 following a heart attack that left her with short term memory problems. In her retirement, she learned to love taking care of cats and raised several of what she called her furry children.
In more recent years she spent her days working on word search books, adult coloring books, and knitting prayer shawls for the parish to distribute to people in the hospital.
Dana is survived by her son, Daniel, a brother, Frank (Debra) Schuler; a sister, Pam (Tom) Pollock, and several nieces and nephews.
Funeral services for Dana will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Tuesday, October 31, 2017 at St. Margaret Mary Catholic Church, 620 Division Street, Neenah with Fr. Dennis Bergsbaken officiating. Visitation will be held at the church from 9:00 a.m. until the time of services. Burial will be in St. Margaret Cemetery, Neenah. In lieu of flowers a memorial is being established.