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Tony Marvin Didier

August 18, 1941 — May 25, 2023

Obituary For Tony Marvin Didier

Tony Marvin Didier, 81, of Sedalia, loving husband and father, passed away May 25, 2023, at Bothwell Regional Health Center, Sedalia.

Tony was born August 18, 1941, in Fay, OK, to Hinson Walter Didier and Vasti (Jean) Sullivan Didier. He graduated from Hermiston High School, Hermiston, OR, and went on to honorably serve his country in the United States Navy.

Tony married his sweetheart, E. Elaine Nelson, for time and eternity on June 17, 1975, in the Idaho Falls, Idaho, LDS Temple. To this union were born six children: Wendy Jean, Lisa Marie, James William, Patricia Ann, Eric Walter, and Dan Marvin.

Tony worked for Union Pacific Railroad assembling relays in the U.P. Signal Shop, which brought him and his family to Sedalia, and he also undertook the task of climbing the Relay Poles. After 33 years, Tony retired from Union Pacific and then pursued his hobby of gardening, which he had learned from his father. He also volunteered at the Open Door Thrift Shop.

Tony was a member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.

Surviving is his wife, Elaine, of the home; daughters: Wendy Lanyon (Tim), Lisa Peterson, Patricia Shult (Daniel); sons: James, Eric, and Dan; nine grandchildren and one great-grandchild; siblings: Bill Didier, Lucille Haynes, and Conley Didier. Tony was preceded in death by his parents and a sister, Patsy.

The funeral service will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Wednesday, May 31, 2023, at The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. Visitation will be held one hour prior to the service at the church.

Pallbearers will be Dan Didier, Anthony Beard, Cordell Leafty, Joseph Filletti, Korbin Peterson, and Justin Furnell.

Burial will be in the Missouri Veterans Cemetery, Higginsville, MO., with Full Military Honors conducted by the United State Navy and Sedalia VFW Post #2591.

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