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Joseph Michael "Mike" Vidmar

July 6, 1941 ~ December 3, 2020 (age 79)


Joseph M. “Mike” Vidmar, age 79 of Crosby died on December 3, 2020 at the Parkview Care Center in Buffalo.  He was born in Milwaukee, WI to Joseph and Frances (Butorac) Vidmar on July 6, 1941.  Mike graduated from the Crosby-Ironton High School, Class of 1959.  He then went to school in Grand Rapids to be in the U.S. Forestry Service.  Mike was a Vietnam U.S. Navy veteran, serving a Photo Interpreter on the USS Bonhomme Richard Aircraft Carrier.  Mike was employed in San Diego and Las Vegas as an Operating Engineer with 33 years of service and was a member of the Operating Engineers Union #12 in San Diego.  After his retirement he moved to Coos Bay, Oregon then Kingman, AZ, returning to Crosby in 2011.  

Mike is survived by his mother, Frances of Crosby; one brother, John (Cathy) Vidmar of Buffalo; two sisters, Judith Feddick of Marshfield, WI and Patricia Lasher of Crosby; step sons, William, Stephen and Don Grace and many nieces and nephews.

Preceding Mike in death are his father, and his wife Catherine.

A private family service is being held.  Arrangements are with the Koop Funeral Home in Crosby.

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