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Maynard Loren Bidne

Maynard Loren Bidne, 90, of Emmons, MN, passed away peacefully on Friday, November 27 at Thorne Crest Senior Living Community.  An online Memorial Service will be held at 1PM on Thursday, December 3 from Emmons Lutheran Church with Pastor Ryan Henkel presiding.  You will be able to watch the livestream of the Memorial Service from the Emmons Lutheran Church Facebook page.  Burial will follow the service at Lime Creek Cemetery.  

Maynard was born on January 25, 1930 in Emmons, MN to Oscar and Esther (Rogness) Bidne.  He attended grade school in rural Emmons and went on to graduate from Emmons high school in 1948.  He was married to Beverly Honsey on January 1, 1950 in Lime Creek Lutheran Church rural Emmons and to this union five children were born; Virgil, Diane, Linda, Pat and Jan.

Maynard worked in farming and Nelson Silo and Dairy, taught at Hutchinson Vocational Technical School, Silo Matic Sales and Service.  He enjoyed woodworking, fishing, and traveling.  His family and his faith were his pride and joy.

Maynard’s passing will leave a big void in the lives of his children, grandchildren, and great grandchildren.  They are honored to have shared this life with him.

Maynard is survived by his five children; Virgil (Karen) Bidne, Diane (Gale) Gray, Linda (Greg) Larson, Pat (Doug) Gavle and Jan (Scott) Leonhardi. Twelve Grandchildren; Meghan Dugan, Joseph (Jennifer), Benjamin (Emily), Lauren Bidne, Jennifer Cline, Lindsay (Jason) Shaw, Michael Bakken, Andrew (Angie) Larson, Sarah (Bart) Berven, Lisa (Kevin) George, Ryan (Jennifer) Leonhardi, Kayla (Tony) Luevano; twenty-nine great grandchildren and one great great granddaughter; sister, Pauline (Don) Osheim; one brother-in-law, Harris (Leann) Honsey; sisters-in-law, Berdine Honsey and Mary Honsey; numerous nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends. 

He was preceded in death by his wife of 70 years, Beverly (Honsey) Bidne, parents, and one grandchild Alison Bidne.

Memorials preferred to Lime Creek Cemetery Fund.

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Thank you Paula. Polly and Hud were a good friends for Mom and Dad. I will check in on Polly!

Linda Jan 5 2021 12:00 AM

Linda, Just saw your dad's obituary and Polly and I talked about him at Thanksgiving. Lots of good memories at uncle Hud's shop. He was a great friend to them. God's peace be yours.

Paula Merkouris Dec 7 2020 12:00 AM

I remember when we were kids and I would ride horse up to their house and look in the window and surprised them, Maynard always got a kick out of that. He was always happy and liked to have fun. He was a good carpenter and a great wood worker. He will be missed.
Dean, Debbie, and family

Dean and Debbie Bidne Dec 3 2020 12:00 AM

Maynard was a good guy. He always had something funny to say and even if it wasn't funny, I laughed anyway. He was good at delivery.

He always liked to tell me about the time our 2 families went somewhere on a picnic and I went down a metal slide with shorts on and it was really hot. I guess I said, "that thing was hotter than a pistol!: He got the biggest kick out of that and of course when he told me about it (many times) I had a big belly laugh out of it too. I will miss him.

Lynn Bartness Nov 30 2020 12:00 AM

Our thoughts and prayers are with your entire family. Maynard was one of a kind!!!

Den and Roxy Wadding Nov 28 2020 12:00 AM

Maynard was such a pleasant man. So friendly and always smiling! Sorry for your loss. Dave and Julie Jensen

julie jensen Nov 27 2020 12:00 AM

All the years we drove to Minnesota it was always a joy to us the go and visit Maynard and Beverly and family. We will always have fond memories and will cherish them. Maynard was a delight to be around, and he will sure be missed...Love and prayers to the family

JoAnn and Greg Rose Nov 27 2020 12:00 AM

We always enjoyed and looked to our visits to Minnesota and none would have been complete without a visit to Maynard and Beverlys. So glad we got to have a little visit with him over the summer!!! He was such a gentle rock with a wonderful loving heart!!! He will be truly missed!!!! Love to all of you!!

Bruce and Julie Humphrey Nov 27 2020 12:00 AM