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In Memory of Donald J. Cahoy


A visitation will take place one hour prior to the service.

Funeral Services

11:00AM on Saturday, October 14, 2017 at Bethel Lutheran Church - Downtown Campus, 920 Third St., Hudson, WI.

Donald J. Cahoy, 91 of Hudson, WI, passed away peacefully on October 12, 2017. Donald was born on June 16, 1926 to Thomas and Helen Cahoy in Burke, South Dakota. After high school, he bravely served his country in the United States Army Air Corps during World War II as a radio repairman. On October 12, 1946, Donald was united in marriage to Edna Blood and they were blessed with four children; David, Carolyn, Mary and Tom. He proudly owned and operated Don’s Barber Shop in downtown Hudson for 58 years.

Donald was active in his community by volunteering his time to the Boy Scouts, VFW, Chamber of Commerce, and Bethel Lutheran Church. Don enjoyed hiking, hunting, camping, and skiing; he cherished every moment spent outdoors. Donald also enjoyed traveling and exploring God’s beautiful earth. He treasured his time with his children, grandchildren, great-grandchildren and adored his wife.

He is survived by his wife of 71 years, Edna Cahoy; children, David and Lois Cahoy, Carolyn and David Wickert, Mary Cahoy, and Tom and Julie Cahoy; 11 grandchildren; 17 great-grandchildren; his in-laws, Arlene Mrkonich, Alice Okonek, and Wayne Brooks; and special friends, Harold and Ruth Ziemann.

Funeral service will be held at 11:00AM on Saturday, October 14, 2017 at Bethel Lutheran Church – Downtown Campus – in Hudson. Visitation will be one hour prior to the service. Interment will be at Willow River Cemetery.

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    • Our condolences to the family of a wonderful man. Don gave our son Aaron his first haircut in the special chair he used for children. Aaron was teary eyed in the beginning, but warmed to to this wonderful man and was talking up a storm by the end of the haircut. We have pictures of Aaron crying the looking more curious and then smiling. He touched our hearts ? and many many more I imagine. Thank you Don for a wonderful memory you gave our family.

    • Dave and the Cahoy Family

      Your dad gave me my first real haircut in about 1952. He continued to be my barber for over the next 50 years until he retired. I always found Don to be a pleasant and kind man and enjoyed visiting with him in later years when running into him around town.

      May all your good memories make this time a little easier.

      Bill zappa