William Arthur Kidd

William Arthur Kidd, 85, of Bridgman died surrounded by family on Wednesday, February 24, 2016 at Lakeland Regional Medical Center in St. Joseph. Cremation has taken place and the family will be remembering him privately.

William was born on March 29, 1930 in Fleetwood, Lancashire, England, the son of John and Ann (Anderton) Kidd. He served in the British Royal Marines 40 Commando Unit from 1948 - 1955 and saw combat duty in Malaya. He married Patricia Margaret Turner on June 17, 1961 and they immigrated to the United States in 1968. From 1969 - 1982 William worked at Nylen Products and retired from Desco Engineering in Sarasota, Florida in 1992.

He will be missed by his wife Patricia of 54 years; children: Alan (Terry) Kidd of Phoenix, AZ, Colin (Christina) Kidd of Toronto, Canada, Kim (Jack Diefenbach) Kidd of Baroda, Laura (Ken) Zielke of Dowagiac, William Kidd of Bridgman; grandchildren: Andrew, Michael and William Kidd, Adrianna Avery, Julia, Liam a nd Aidan Diefenbach, Robert Seageren, Aimee Veldt, Shannon Fernando, Jessica Kidd-Wilkins, Ashley Nelson; and eight great grandchildren.

William was preceded in death by a son: Derek Kidd; a grandson: Daniel; and siblings: Jack and Bob Kidd, and Irene Reed.

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