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Richard Widmar, PLS

Thursday, December 12, 2019   (0 Comments)
Posted by: Burk Cornelius
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It is with much regret that we inform you of the passing of one of our members and longtime OSLS supporter, Richard Widmar. Richard was always a champion for surveying in Oklahoma as a BLM representative and was always available to help anyone with questions about surveying in the public lands. He loved surveying. He will be missed

Richard passed away at his home on Saturday, December 7th, 2019. Richard was born in Dubuque, IA to Mildred and James Widmar. He graduated from Dubuque Senior High school and Iowa State University. In 1982, Rich came to Oklahoma and worked for the Bureau of Land Management, doing most of his work with the Bureau of Indian Affairs, until his retirement. He loved golfing, playing cards, antique cars, and spending time with family and friends.

Those left to cherish his memory include his daughter, Katie Widmar of Chicago, IL; sister, Joan (Jim) Luikart of Geneseo, IL; niece, Jessica (Jacob) Specht and great nieces and nephews, Ryder, Kasen, Gabriella and Knox Specht of Annawan, IL; niece, Allison Luikart (Steven White) of Homer Glen, IL; family, Cheryl Widmar and daughters, Megan (Justin Watson), Jessica (Fernando) Lino; grandchildren, Gabriel, Charlee, Aden and Mia; and many wonderful family and special friends. He was preceded in death by his parents.

Visitation will be held at Buchanan Funeral Service in Oklahoma City on Friday, December 13th, from 1 – 8PM, with family present from 6-8PM. A funeral service and burial will take place in Iowa at a later date.


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