Leonard DeWayne Kidder, age 82 of Wayland, passed away June 25, 2018 at Butterworth Hospital in Grand Rapids, Michigan.

Leonard was born on July 21, 1935 in Freeport, Michigan, the son of Joseph W. and Wilna (Hinton) Kidder.  He attended school in Freeport. On September 15, 1954, Leonard married JoAnn Elliott.  They have enjoyed 63 years of marriage together.

Leonard was a licensed Contractor/Builder and also was a heavy equipment operator.
He was a member of the Hastings Elks, Moose, and Knights of Columbus.  He was also a volunteer at Baldwin Fire Department.  Leonard was an avid ice fisherman.  He loved hunting for moral mushrooms and enjoyed spending time with his family.  Leonard also enjoyed woodworking and would make bird houses, tables and finished boards. 

He was preceded in death by his parents, Joseph and Wilna Kidder, brothers, Jimmy, and David Kidder, several half brothers and sisters and one son, Eddy Kidder.

Leonard is survived by his wife of 63 years, JoAnn Kidder, four sons, Larry (Carol) Kidder, Phillip (Betty) Kidder, Dale Kidder and Morris Kidder, two daughters, Marcia (Jeff) Tyrrell and Minnie (John) Anderson, 14 grandchildren, 21 great-grandchildren, half brothers, Ike (Gaye) Price, Mike (Gina) Price, Half sisters, Kay (Corwin) Tischer, Peggy (Ed) Noyce and several nieces and nephews. 

In Lieu of flowers, memorial contributions can be made to the family. 

Visitation will be held on Wednesday, June 27, 2018 from 5-7 pm at the Girrbach Funeral Home in Hastings.  Funeral services will be held on Thursday, June 28, 2018 at 11:00 am also at Girrbach Funeral Home.  Interment will take place at Irving Cemetery in Middleville, Michigan.


Arrangements by Girrbach Funeral Home in Hastings.   To leave an online condolence visit,









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