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Christopher Paul Widman

August 7, 1954 — December 12, 2021

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Christopher Paul Widman, 67, passed away peacefully at his home in Concord, NC on December 12, 2021.

Chris was born in Fremont, Ohio on August 7, 1954 to Norman and Wilma (Avers) Widman. After graduation from Fremont Ross High School in 1972, he studied at Ohio State University and then started his career at 84 Lumber. He married the love of his life, Pamela Swint on October 31, 1975. His career at 84 Lumber allowed his family to move to several cities and states until they finally planted roots in Naperville, IL. This is where his entrepreneurial spirit opened up a whole new career in golf. The start of Golfmart of Naperville, a full-service retail golf store was born and grew over the years to three locations throughout the Chicago suburbs. Although golf was his career and favorite pastime, he also enjoyed running, woodworking, boating, and being the life of the party with his family and friends.

Chris leaves behind his wife of 46 years, Pamela (Swint) Widman; cherished daughter, Michelle Widman-Rudicil and her husband Christopher Mark "Rudy"; three adorable granddaughters, Morgan Alexis, Addison Grace, and Emerson Leigh; brothers, Norman (Sally), Joseph (Marty), Alan; sisters, Linda (Lee) Slane, Cathy (Frank) Gay, Mary (Greg) Kuns and several nieces and nephews.

Chris was preceded in death by his parents and younger brother Jon.

A Funeral Mass will be held on Friday, June 24, 2022 at St. Joseph Catholic Church, Fremont, at 10:00 am. Fr. Jim Halleron will officiate.  Visitation will be held an hour prior to services in the Parish Hall. Burial will follow at St. Joseph Cemetery.  For those unable to attend the services, livestreaming will be available on Christopher’s obituary page on the funeral homes website. Herman-Karlovetz Funeral Home & Crematory, Fremont, has the honor of assisting the Widman family during this difficult time.

Memorial donations can be made to SJCC Campus, 702 Croghan St., Fremont or St. Judes Children’s Research Hospital at www.stjude.org

To leave an online condolence or to view livestreaming services as well as Christopher’s tribute video, please visit www.hermanfh.com.


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Service Schedule

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Visitation

Friday, June 24, 2022

9:00 - 10:00 am (Eastern time)

St. Joseph Catholic Church

709 Croghan St, Fremont, OH 43420

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Mass

Friday, June 24, 2022

Starts at 10:00 am (Eastern time)

St. Joseph Catholic Church

709 Croghan St, Fremont, OH 43420

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