Edward “Ed” Leon Bidoul 76 of Harrison passed away Monday, September 23, 2019 at MidMichigan Medical Center-Midland. Edward was born December 28, 1942 in Warren Township, Michigan the son of Emil F. Bidoul and Marie G. (Maes) Bidoul. Mr. Bidoul was united in marriage to Ms. Delores Thomas on July 25, 1969 in lower Michigan. Mrs. Bidoul preceded Edward in death in 1987 after eighteen years of marriage.
Mr. Bidoul had resided in rural Harrison since 2009, moving from Lapeer, Michigan. Ed enjoyed building model trucks and cars, assembling jigsaw puzzles, craft painting, tinkering in the garage and barn, watching his family race stock cars, fixing and restoring farm tractors, gardening, watching televised boxing matches and cheering for his beloved Detroit Tigers and favorite NASCAR drivers. His favorite time spent was with his family and fishing with his daughter and grandson.
Surviving Mr. Bidoul is his daughter, Barbara M. O’Brien of Farwell, Michigan, two grandchildren; Jordan Laity and husband Cody and Nick O’Brien, one great-granddaughter, Layla Grace Laity, one sister, Theresa Powell of Harrison, many nieces and nephews and his beloved dog, Daisy. Ed also was preceded in death by his parents, son in law, Michael J. O’Brien, three sisters; Germaine Decker, Mary Bidou and Bertha Bidoul and five brothers; Leon Bidoul, Franklin Bidoul, Emil Bidoul, Victor Bidoul and Richard “Rich” Bidoul. Edward’s family would like to extend a special thank you to Ed’s nephews; Leon Bidoul and Chuck Powell for their care and time spent helping Ed throughout the years.
Visitation for Edward will be held Friday, September 27, 2019 from 10:00 a.m. until 1:00 p.m. from Stocking Funeral Home, Harrison. Burial will be in Hamilton Township Cemetery, Harrison. Memorial gifts in memory of Mr. Bidoul may be considered to the Bidoul Family, in care of: Barbara M. O’Brien. To share an online memory or condolence with Ed’s family, please visit: www.stockingfuneralhome.com. Arrangements for Mr. Bidoul are entrusted with Stocking Funeral Home, Harrison (989) 539-7810.