Gerald W. Vidan, D.D.S., 50, of Eudora passed away on July 3, 2019 at his home.
Gerald was born May 22, 1969 in Granite City, IL, the son of Walter Charles and Janet Kay (Line) Vidan. He was raised in Little Rock, Arkansas and Overland Park, Kansas.
He completed his Bachelor’s degree and Doctor of Dental Surgery degree at the University of Missouri Kansas City. After completing his degrees, he started his first assignment as the dentist at the Federal Correctional Institution Lompoc in Lompoc, California. After five years, he started his own private practice in Eudora, Kansas. Upon returning to Kansas he became a beloved member of multiple communities, strengthening the bonds and faith of those at Bethany Lutheran Church. Before moving back to Kansas he was a young elder for the church. Jerry played many roles at Bethany from digging deep into faith to simply washing the dishes. His heart was filled with the desire of the outdoors. From the top of Colorado’s 14ers to the shores of Kansas’ lakes he was always active. Jerry loved to bike, climb, run, kite board, orienteer, and the list goes on. However, for him all was second compared to the love he had for the Lord and his family.
He married Gina Hahn on June 25, 1994 in Kansas City, MO. She survives of the home.
Other survivors include his son, Christian and daughter, Alexandria both of the home; parents, Walter and Janet Vidan, East Highland Ranch, California; sister, Kristi (Vidan) Rowan and Todd Rowan, California; sister, Kay Vidan, Wichita, KS; and nieces and nephews, Ryan, Spencer, Nicholas, Ricky, Brittany and Zachary.
Visitation will be held on Friday, July 12, 2019 from 6:00 – 8:00 pm at Warren-McElwain Mortuary – Eudora Chapel 1003 John L. Williams Dr. in Eudora.
Funeral services will be held at 10:30 a.m. Saturday, July 20, 2019, at Bethany Lutheran Church 9101 Lamar Ave, Overland Park, KS. Burial will follow at Eudora Cemetery.
In lieu of flowers memorial contributions may be made in Gerald’s memory to Gina Vidan to further his children’s education and may be sent in care of Warren-McElwain Mortuary, 120 W. 13th Street, Lawrence, KS 66044.