Don Paterson Vidmar, 84, of Springfield, IL formerly of Taylorville, died at 11:15 pm Friday, June 19, 2015 at his residence.  
He was born July 8, 1930 in Taylorville the son of William Vidmar and Nellie Paterson Vidmar.  On May 19, 1951 he married Sidney Sue Daykin in Taylorville at the First Methodist Church.  Don was a member of the United Methodist Church and was an Army Veteran of the Korean War where he earned a Purple Heart. He owned and operated Vidmar Excavating and Contracting in Taylorville for many years.  He was a General Contractor in California from 1970 – 1995 when he retired.  He returned to Illinois in 2005.
Surviving are his Wife: Sidney Vidmar of Springfield, Son: Danny Vidmar and wife Brenda of Taylorville; Daughter: Sheree Darner and husband RICHARD of Lake Forest, CA;  3 Grandchildren: Jason Darner of Lake Forest, CA, Danny Don Vidmar and wife Traci of Clinton and Megan Vidmar and companion Dan Renek of Taylorville.  Sister: Wanda Blount and Brother: John Vidmar of Taylorville. He was preceded in death by his parents, 2 Brothers Myron Vidmar and Bill Vidmar and a Sister, Jeanne Smith.
Funeral Services will be held at 11:00 am Wednesday, June 24 at McClure Funeral Home.  Burial with Military Honors will take place at Oak Hill Cemetery.  Visitation will be held from 3:00 pm – 5:00 pm Tuesday at the Funeral Home.  McClure Funeral Home is assisting the family with arrangements.
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