Lincoln Albert Widmer passed away peacefully on April 17, 2017, after a courageous battle for life. He was born June 6, 1949 in St. Gallen, Switzerland. Rumor has it that his true place of birth was in the Brazilian bush.
Lincoln loved travelling the world. He found great joy in sailing his hand-built boat, the S/V Spindrift, and mountain hiking. His grandchildren were the lights of his life. He retired from DSM Elastomers, as Marketing Director in Brazil.
Lincoln is survived by his wife of 43 years, Patricia Widmer; his son, Damian Widmer and his wife Abby; and three grandchildren, Anna, Will, and Dean Lucas. He is also survived by two sisters, Mildred Poggetti and husband, Renato of Sao Paulo, Brazil; and Ingrid Seeholzer and husband Anthony of Bassersdorf, Switzerland; a brother, Edison Widmer of Switzerland; as well as many beloved nieces, nephews and friends.
He is preceded in death by his parents Albert and Lydia Widmer.
Visitation will be held at Resthaven Funeral home, 11817 Jefferson Hwy, Baton Rouge, LA, on Friday, April 21, 2017, from 9:30 am until a funeral service at 11:00 am.
Family and friends may sign the online guestbook or leave a personal note to the family at www.resthavenbatonrouge.com.
Lincoln will be missed beyond words. He was one of the best supervisors Susi and I ever had, as we both worked for him at different times. But more importantly, he was a wonderful colleague, mentor and friend. We owe the existence of our family to him - it was through his diligence and insistence that Susi was able to come to the States. When Susi asked about my credentials, Lincoln vouched for me a continent away, and the rest was history.
Lincoln possessed an amazing mind, able to assess situations and problems quickly, and incredibly, could argue opposite sides of an issue with equal passion and aptitude. He was extremely kind and generous, a testament to that which all true Christians should aspire. He was a wonderful husband, father to Damian, and grandfather. His exuberance and positive attitude, consistently displayed for all to see and benefit from, were always uplifting.
Pat and Damian, we'll be praying for you in the coming weeks, months & years, as we remember the adventurous and dedicated life that Lincoln led. We know he's with the Lord now, beyond pain and fatigue, and I'd like to think he can now hike and sail forever, and hopefully we can join him one day on one of these expeditions. God bless you and your families always.
Gregg and Susi Mistric
Susi MistricBaton Rouge, LA
Pat: Thank you so much for the honor of being able to eulogize Lincoln at his service. You know how much you and Lincoln have meant to Stacy and me over the years. It'll be up to all of us to pick up the mantle of his exuberance. I'm so glad you and he have been a part of our lives.
Mike O'RourkePort Allen, LA
Lincoln, I enjoyed our incredibly close friendship and our countless hours upon hours of talking daily "across the fence" about every subject imaginable. Your sense of humor and quick wit had us laughing every time. I always felt like we shared the same positive outlook on life, making it so easy to connect to you. My friend... I'm going to miss you!
NarendraBaton Rouge, LA
Namaste Lincoln, You were truly a great neighbor and friend. I will always remember your courage, strong faith, willpower and ever-smiling nature. We will miss you everyday.
NaliniBaton Rouge, LA
I consider you a friend. You are one of the few bosses who really helped me. You have introduced me to the US culture, what is helping me till today. Miss you you a lot.
Wish you a peaceful pass.
I just wanna make sure you are one of the few who really helped me in my professional carrier. I am grateful for introducing me to the US culture, what helped me a lot till now. More than a boss, a friend, I will always miss you.
Mrs. Pat and Damian, I am so sorry but I will be unable to attend the services tomorrow because of call. I wish I could be there. Mr. Lincoln made such a positive impact on everyone around him. His personality was so colorful - outgoing, inquisitive, and adventurous. He took on all challenges, including life, with so much momentum and strength. I have learned so much from him, and I am so thankful to have grown up around him- he was like family. I will miss him so much. Although he is not here with us in person, he lives on in our memories as well as in the silent and verbal teachings he taught us.
Hina DaveDallas, TX
Condolences to all the family and especially Pat. Lincoln and my trip to Ubatuba Brasil on the coast and walking into the local churascoria there where we were like clint eastwood walking into a bar of locals was a trip not to be forgotten. He lived life full but too short.
Will williamsBaton rouge, LA
Mr. Lincoln, I will miss you so much. You have been, and always will be, such an important figure in my life- starting from when I was only 7 years old. You were always so supportive and kind. I have so many amazing memories...so proud to say you were like an uncle to me.
Seema DaveMetairie, LA
We are so sorry to hear about Lincoln
We saw him fighting very hard.
Receive our sincere condolences to you and your family.
Sylvia & Pablo ElkanMontevideo- Uruguay,
Desde Argentina queremos saludar a toda la familia del Tio Lincoln. Oramos que el Consolador, el Espiritu Santo, los envuelva y sostenga en estos momemtos de dolor y tristeza como solo El lo sabe hacer. Pero tambien El mismo nos ayude a continuar la carrera que tenemos por delante, preparandonos cada dia para encontrarnos en la presencia de nuestro Amado Jesús donde vamos a abrazar a todos aquellos que llegaron a la meta antes que nosotros. Los amamos.
Mariana y Alejandro GalarragaPosadas,
I'm not sure who said this but it makes me think of you Lincoln. "we can not control the wind, but we can direct the sail". You always hit life head on and you got to experience so much of what life has to offer. Until we meet again.
Greg and Hope
Greg GalloCrestview, FL
Dear and beloved friend Lincoln, I am honored and blessed to have known you . Remembering your wonderful and gentle soul will forever remain in our hearts. May care and love of those around , you provide comfort and peace to get you through the days ahead. R.I.P. Our most sincere condolences. Ombretta & Mamma Antonia
Ombretta BedoniSão Paulo,
Dear Pat, Damian, and friends,
Unfortunately I can not join you on Friday. Lincoln will always be remembered as a dear friend, work colleague, and for awhile The Boss. Lincoln was always upbeat and made marketing (which is an inexact science at best)an enjoyable time. Remember the marketing fishing trip ? Whether it was climbing another taller mountain, sailing the boat he made, or flying off to Brazil, Lincoln lived life to the fullest. He will be missed by many in several parts of the World as he traveled far and wide.
Paul McKinstryPrairieville, LA
Patricia and Damian,
We would like to express our condolences for pass way of our great friend and colleague Lincoln.
He was a very special friend for our family and also very important ro my carrer.
Our best regards
Clovis, Zilda, Maira and Gabriel Ragno
Clovis RagnoSao Paulo, AK
My heart is heavy and deeply saddened. Mr. Lincoln has always been such an inspiration to me, both personally and professionally.
There are so many wonderful things I can say about Mr. Lincoln, I don't even know where to begin. He lived life to the fullest. He turned his ideas and dreams into realities, no matter what they were. He accomplished everything he said he would, and more. He was an amazing husband to Mrs. Pat, and together they raised a phenomenal son, Damian.
My thoughts and prayers will continue to be with the Widmer family.
Kristen de la BretonneBaton Rouge, LA
We are deeply sorry about the death of Mr. Wilmer. He was such a nice man.
Beulah and Ernest BehrnesBaton Rouge, LA
How will we survive without your loving friendship??
Mildred Widmer PoggettiSão Paulo,
You will be missed by many.
REST IN PEACE
Erin HallBaton Rouge, LA
We are saddened at the loss of your husband, father, father in law, and grandfather. He was truly a interesting, talented, and kind individual and we feel very privileged to have known him. Please know that you have been and will continue to be in our thoughts and prayers. Love Joe & Debbie Thornton
Joe & Debbie ThorntonGreenwell Springs, LA
You will always be in our heart. We will love you forever. Miss you!