James F. Bidwell

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James F. Bidwell, 58, of Westernville, passed away June 9, 2022, after a long courageous battle with COPD.
 
He was born on May 28, 1964, in Rome, to Robert  S. and Carol (Bathrick) Bidwell. A graduate of RFA he went on to earn a degree from the airline industry.  Jim loved to travel and always wanted to work in the airline industry, so it only made sense that he would go on to work for American Airlines. He was a training manager and his responsibilities included writing curriculum for new employees. Over his many years at AA, working in both Dallas and Tulsa he made many lifelong friends.  For over 25 years they would come from all over the world to his families camp on Panther Lake and then to the family compound at Lake Delta. He enjoyed cooking and eating great food and spending time with his family and friends.
 
Jim is survived by his loving parents; a brother, Robert L. Bidwell (Susan); sisters, Kay Jo Bidwell, and Kristin Bidwell; many aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews; and his extended group of friends.
His amazing mind, wit and love of family will not be forgotten.
 
All are invited to call on Thursday, June 16, from 5-7 p.m. at Strong-Burns & Sprock Funeral Home, Rome. Jim will be laid to rest in Evergreen Cemetery Friday, June 17, at 11 a.m.
 
In lieu of flowers please consider a donation in Jim’s memory to the American Lung Association, PO Box 756, Osceola, WI 54020-0756; or the Westernville Library.