Richard "Rich" Allen Bidoul

Birth: August 13th, 1948
Death: September 19th, 2014
Age: 66 years
Residence:Harrison, MI


AUGUST 13, 1948 – SEPTEMBER 19, 2014



               Richard “Rich” Allen Bidoul 66 of Harrison passed away Friday, September 19, 2014 at Tendercare Clare. Richard was born August 13, 1948 in Romeo, Michigan, the son of Emil and Marie (Maes) Bidoul. Rich had resided in the Harrison area since 1972, moving from Rochester, Michigan. Rich was united in marriage to Ms. Amy Blanche Schneider-Williams on July 12, 2013 in Harrison.

               Rich worked many years with Murtons Gas and Oil in Harrison as an auto mechanic. He later became an owner-operator truck driver for many years. In 2013, Rich retired from Billsby Lumber after five years driving truck, transporting lumber and wood chips.

               Mr. Bidoul was a dirt track racer, car builder, pit crew member and fan. He was also a very avid NASCAR fan, when he wasn’t attending dirt track races. Rich enjoyed hunting, fishing, walking with his dogs in the woods, tinkering in his garage and refinishing furniture. Rich’s greatest love was attending his grandchildren’s sporting and school events.

               Surviving Mr. Bidoul is his loving wife, Amy Blanche Bidoul of Harrison, two daughters: Lori Brown and husband Gary of Farwell, Michigan and Loretta McCann and husband John of Clare, four grandchildren: Ryan Brown, Chelsea Claeys, Lindsey Brown and Hannah McCann, one sister, Theresa Powell of Harrison, one brother, Edward Bidoul also of Harrison, father and mother in law, Duane and Jean Schneider of Lake, Michigan, plus many nieces, nephews, friends and his confidant, walking partner, listener and buddy, “Buster”. Mr. Bidoul was preceded in death by his parents, three sisters: Mary Bidoul, Germaine Decker and Bertha Bidoul and four brothers: Leon Bidoul, Emil Bidoul, Franklin Bidoul and Victor Bidoul.

               Funeral services for Rich will be held Friday, September 26, 2014 at 12:00 p.m. from Stocking Funeral Home, Harrison with Pastor Allan LaVigne officiating. Visitation for Mr. Bidoul will take place on Thursday, September 25, 2014 from 5:00-8:00 p.m. Burial will be in Surrey Township Cemetery, Farwell. Memorial gifts in memory of Rich may be considered to: American Cancer Society or Clare County Animal Shelter. To share an online memory or condolence with Rich’s family, please visit: Arrangements for Mr. Bidoul are entrusted with Stocking Funeral Home, Harrison (989) 539-7810. 

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