Richard Dorr Hudson, 74

Richard Dorr Hudson, 74, of Otsego, MN passed away peacefully on July 4, 2019. Services will be held Saturday, July 13 at 11 am with visitation beginning at 9 am at Peterson Chapel in St. Michael, MN.

Rich was born on May 22, 1945 to Lloyd and Florence (Neidrauer) Hudson in Buffalo, New York. After graduating from Nunda High School in 1964, Rich served in the U.S. Army where he was stationed in Mannheim, Germany. On June 29, 1968, he was united in marriage to Patricia Merrill until her death in 1995. They had three children. Rich was employed with Ford Motor Company for 30+ years, retiring in 1999. On October 23, 1999, Rich married Shirley Sitarz. He later served as a school bus driver with Faribault Transportation and Vision Transportation. Rich was passionate about golf, traveling, and spending time with family. His kind spirit, personality, character, and positive nature endeared him to everyone.

Richard is survived by wife, Shirley, children Heidi Hudson-Roberts (Lance), Mickey (Anissa) Hudson, and David (Kiley Black) Hudson; step-children Tracy (Darin) Smith and Michael (Tonya) Sitarz; 10 grandchildren; one great grandson; brothers Ed (Dottie) Hudson and Chuck (Darlene) Hudson; many extended family members and friends. He was preceded in death by his parents, late wife, Patty, brothers James, John, and Paul, and grandson, Cody.

Memorial Service will be held Saturday, July 13, 2019 at 11 AM with visitation two hours prior at The Peterson Chapel, 300 Main St. N., St. Michael, MN. Online condolences for the family may be directed to


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