Max Duane Bidwell, 78

Max Duane Bidwell, 78, of Lagro, died at 9:28 a.m., Monday, March 13, 2023, at AMG Specialty Hospital in Muncie. 
He was born on June 8, 1944, in Lagro, to Ira and Mary (Kessler) Bidwell.
Max married Marlene Kay Beeks at the Dora Christian Church in Wabash on June 29, 1968; she died Feb. 6, 2008. He worked at Ford Meter Box in Wabash, retiring after 40 years. Max enjoyed antique tractors, going shopping, going out to eat, and spending time with his family. 
He is survived by two children, Brenda (Dallas) Sams of Lagro, and Brad (Lynne Lockwood) Bidwell of Huntington; six grandchildren, Aaron (Shaina) Creech of Peru, Bethanie (Damien Shepherd) Martin of Wabash, Ashli (Smitte) Walker and Andru (Kayla) Sams, both of Peru, Bryonna Tanner of Wabash, and Brooklyn Lockwood of Huntington; 10 great-grandchildren; special friend, Evelyn Turner of Wabash; and his brother, Karl (Juanita) Bidwell of Wabash. 
He was also preceded in death by his parents, daughter Lisa R. Bidwell, grandson Austin Sams, great grandson Liam Martin, five brothers and one sister.
Funeral services were Saturday, March 18, 2023, at Grandstaff-Hentgen Funeral Service, 1241 Manchester Ave., Wabash, with Steve McCarty officiating. Burial will be in Lagro Cemetery, Lagro.  Friends may call 4-7 pm Friday, at the funeral home.
Preferred memorial is Wabash County Cancer Society.
The memorial guest book for Max may be signed at

Posted on 2023 Mar 21