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In Memory of Kathy Luedtke


Friday at 9:00 a.m. prior to the mass at church

Funeral Services

10:30 a.m. Friday, November 4th at St. Patrick's Catholic Church, 1500 Vine St. in Hudson

Kathy A. Luedtke, age 76 of Hudson, passed away unexpectedly on Saturday, October 29, 2016. Kathy was born on October 23, 1940 in Hurley WI to parents Paul and Gertrude (Noskoviac) Durst. Kathy graduated from Columbus High School in Marshfield WI with the Class of 1958. She continued her education at UW Stevens Point, where she would meet her future husband. On December 26, 1959, she would be united in marriage to James Luedtke at the St. Michael Catholic Church in Hewitt, WI. Their union in marriage would be blessed with three children, Mark, Gregg, and Kari.

Kathy built many lasting friendships with people in the Hudson community from her work at First National Bank in Hudson for many years, and as an active parishioner of St. Patrick’s Catholic Church. Kathy had a lifelong enjoyment of golf, and treasured her time spent with friends in the Women’s Golf Group. Above all, Kathy adored her family, and cherished time spent with her grandchildren. She loved attending their sporting events, dance recitals, school plays, concerts and musicals. Kathy will be missed dearly by family and friends alike.

Kathy is survived by her children, Gregg (Lara) Luedtke, and Kari (Scott) Fernholz; daughter-in-law, Renae Borden; grandchildren, Jake, Jordan, Zach, and Ben Luedtke, Shelby and Sam Luedtke, and Max, Luke and Ty Fernholz; siblings, Sherry (Joe) Derge, Lynn (Tom) Purmal, and Steve (Julie) Durst; as well as many nieces, nephews, other relatives, and countless friends. She was preceded in death by her husband, James “Jim” Luedtke; son, Mark Luedtke; and her parents, Paul and Gert Durst.

A Mass of Christian Burial for Kathy Luedtke will be held at 10:30 a.m. on Friday, November 4th at St. Patrick’s Catholic Church, 1500 Vine St. in Hudson, WI. A gathering of family and friends will begin at 9:00 a.m. prior to the mass at church. A private family burial will take place at Ft. Snelling National Cemetery. Memorials are preferred to the discretion of the family. Services are in the care of the O’Connell Family Funeral Home of Hudson, WI. 715-386-3725

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    • I golfed with Kathy in the Women’s Golf Group and so enjoyed her. She had the greatest smile and I loved her wonderful sense of humor, we will miss her so much. Thoughts and prayers for her family.

    • And so the number of saints above is increased by one, leaving behind an empty space that will never be filled except through the gift of memory. We celebrate with you your beloved mother’s life and the many lives Kathy touched.

      May you miss her deeply, forgive her often, and always claim the best of her in you. Our sympathies, thoughts, and prayers remain with you in your grief even as you reflect on the promises of God to provide a reunion in heaven. Neighbors Liz and Dan Bruch

    • Fond memories of Kathy- Kathy being neighbors of my sister (Janice) and
      Brother-in-law (Bill) we witnessed happiness with life. Kathy was an extraordinary gift from God. Our prayers are with you.

    • Gregg & Kari and the rest of the gang;
      She was a wonderful person and will be missed by all. Many great memories…So who gets the wooden spoon in the will? (Just checking since I have Big Al’s belt).

    • Beautiful tribute to a beautiful woman. Her smiles and laughter brought joy to everyone who knew her. Our love and prayers

    • We will miss this sweet lady. I am in Texas for the winter but my heart will be in Hudson on the 4th! God bless the family. I know how hard it is to lose loved one. Rita Horne

    • Sorry for your loss. I remember your folks were good freinds with my parents.

      I wish the best for all of you in these difficult times.

    • I worked with Kathy at First National. Many fond memories of her and I always remember her wonderful smile and happy go lucky personality! So sorry for your loss and the family is in my prayers.

    • My memories of Kathy are her extraordinary customer services at First National Bank back when I was working. She always had that wonderful welcoming smile and so personable. This was such a shock to see this sad news. My prayers are with her entire family

    • Larry and I are so sorry for the loss of a wonderful lady, neighbor, mother and friend. Kathy will be missed by so many in our community. May she rest in pease with God.