Bridgette Widiker Obituary – On March 22, 2023, Bridgette Marie Widiker (Strand), age 42, passed away suddenly and much too soon in her home. Her passing was a tragedy. The 5th of May, 1980 found Bridgette being born in Rice Lake to her parents Harley and Debra. Bridgette went on to graduate from Rice Lake High School in the year 1998. In 2004, she gave birth to her first and only child, Andrew, who has been the source of her unending pride. He is also her only child. Later on, Bridgette decided to further her education and eventually acquired a bachelor’s degree in social work.
She currently works with Inclusa as the Community Resource Coordinator and has assisted a great number of individuals throughout the course of her career. In 2006, she began a relationship with her future husband, who would later become her best friend and soulmate, Michael Widiker. Bridgette cherished the time she got to spend with her family and friends, but she was particularly devoted to the bond she shared with her husband, Mike, and their son, Andrew. They spent many happy weekends at the lake, where they fished, hunted, and generally enjoyed being outside. They also liked to swim on the weekends.
Mike and Andrew, who were Bridgette’s loves throughout her life, are the ones who will survive her. Her brother Erik Strand and his wife Abby, her stepbrother Mitch Smith and his wife Ashley, her grandfather Doug Karis, and three nieces are among the people who will miss her dearly. She is also survived by her biological father, Harley Strand; her biological mother, Debra Smith; her stepfather, Tim Smith; her biological brother; and her biological stepfather. Her paternal grandparents, Gordon and Betty Strand, as well as her maternal grandmother, Donna Karis, passed away before she did.