Lawrence W. “Lug” Kidd

Resided in Ford River, MI
Died August 16, 2019

Lawrence W. “Lug” Kidd, age 93, of Ford River, passed away peacefully surrounded by family on Friday, August 16, 2019 at the Northwoods Place in Escanaba.

Lug was born February 4, 1926, in Escanaba, MI, the son of John H. and Mayme (Dufour) Kidd, Sr. He attended and graduated from Escanaba High School in 1944. He was united in marriage to Mary Jean Rian on October 2, 1948. Lug worked as a boat builder with his brother, Emer, at T. D. Vinette Co. for many years
and later retired from Gallagher Marine.

In addition to his loving wife of 71 years, Lug is survived by:
1 Son: Lawrence (Helen) Kidd, Jr. of Escanaba, MI
2 Daughters: Kathryn (John) Blair of Gladstone, MI
Jacqueline (Terry) Moore of Davisburg, MI
Special Nephew: Emerson “Butch” Kidd of Escanaba, MI
2 Sisters: Ulaine Schram of Clawson, MI
Donna Marenger Kozak of Rock, MI
Grandchildren: Jessica Blair, Nicole (Scott) McNeish, David Blair, Jacob Moore, Trevor Moore, and Andrew Locar.
And 2 Great Grandchildren: Nehemiah Blair and precious baby McNeish due in September.

In addition to his Parents, Lug is preceded in death by:
Sisters: Nellie Mae and Patricia.
Brothers: Emerson, John Jr., and Allen
And 2 infant Daughters: Kathleen and Jean

A memorial mass is scheduled for Thursday, August 22, 2019 at 2:00 PM at St. Joseph and St. Patrick Parish with Rev. Fr. Timothy Ferguson officiating. A luncheon will follow in the parish basement. The Skradski Family Funeral Homes of Delta County are assisting the Kidd family.

8 Tributes for “Lawrence W. “Lug” Kidd

    Dear Mary Jean, and Family,

    My sincerest condolence to you and yours in the loss of your loved one, Lawrence “LUG”. May he rest eternally in peace.
    God bless you during this time of sorrow.

    Kindest Regards,
    Cousin Jan Kidd-Dahn

    Dear Jackie and family…

    My deepest sympathy for the loss of your dad! Such special memories I have of spending many weekends at your home… your dad was such a wonderful man; so kind and generous.., Please know you are all in my thoughts and prayers..,,
    Cyndi Creten Fisher

    So sorry for your loss, what a long fullife he had, I’m sure .y mom and he are bust catching up

    Mary Jean and Family.
    I am so sorry for your loss of Husband and Father. I will miss teasing him and asking him “where are my sticky buns.”
    He was such a wonderful person always smiling and teasing me. May he rest in peace. God bless you all.

    Jackie, my heart goes out to you and your family. Your dad was a fine man with one of the most genuine smiles. I never saw him sad or mad. We both were blessed with awesome dads

    Dear Kathy & Jackie,
    Hugs to you both, your brother and Mom. What a life your Dad had. He filled his “dash” with lots of love and laughter. I remember so many evenings at your home in Ford River when we were in high school. You’re all in my thoughts and prayers.

    Dear Mary Jean,
    I had the honor of being Lugs guardian on the Honor Flight. I am so sorry to hear of his passing.
    Our time on the Honor Flight is one I will not forget. I loved hearing his stories of his time in the service.
    My sincerest condolences.
    Katie Derouin

    Dear Mary and family,
    Lug will be missed so much by my mom and me. I will miss when I was a paper girl, both him and Mary would make sure I try cookies that Lug had made. He reminded me so much of my dad, now they can be together in heaven, and cause trouble up there like they did when they were young. Mary , my mom wants to send you lots of love and hugs. You are all in my thoughts and prayers, God Bless. Karen Ritter, and Marianne Dufour

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