Obituary: William Edward Wydur


William Edward Wydur

May 31, 1940 – July 25, 2022

On July 25, 2022, William Edward Wydur, 82, while surrounded by his loved ones, went home to be with our Lord and Savior and his wife of 60 years. 

He was born May 31, 1940, in Cleveland, Ohio to Edward and Harriet Wydur. He was the eldest of three children. He has instilled in us all the love of faith, family, and fishing. His quick wit and genuine soul will be forever missed. 

William (Bill) married Cecilia on December 17, 1960 in California while Bill was in the Navy, where he served for 21 years before retiring and becoming a customs agent of 22 years. 

He is survived by their six children; son Bill (Paula) Wydur of Arlington; daughter Debbie Wieland of Okanogan; son Edward (Rachel) Wydur of Custer; daughter Denise (Jim) Bird of Blaine; daughter Theresa (Michael) O’Connor of Nehalem, Oregon; son Steven (Christy) Wydur of Blaine; 19 beloved grandchildren and 12 great-grandchildren; sister Patricia (Walter) Podbielski; sister-in-law Lorna Mackowiak; Navy brothers Ron Atchison and Ted Dyke; dear compadre Richard Alvarado; and numerous family and friends. He is preceded in death by his parents; wife Cecilia, sister Geraldine; and grandson Justin Wydur. 

A funeral mass will be held Tuesday, August 16 at St. Joseph Catholic Church in Ferndale at 10 a.m., followed by a luncheon, then a graveside service at Enterprise Cemetery at 1 p.m.