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In Memory of Mary R. Rusch


5:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Monday May 10, 2021
O'Connell Family Funeral Home
520 11th Street South
Hudson WI, 54016

Mass of Christian Burial

11:00 am - 12:00 pm
Tuesday May 11, 2021
St. Patrick Catholic Church
1500 Vine Street
Hudson Wisconsin

Mary R. Rusch, age 78, of Hudson, WI, died on April 29th, 2021, at her home in Hudson. Mary was born on November 3rd, 1942, in St. Paul, MN to Charles and Rosa (Pollnow) Hutton. After graduating high school, she pursued her secretarial degree and soon after moved to Hudson, WI. Mary married Don and together they had two daughters. She proudly worked as a secretary for various Twin Cities companies, including 3M, while raising her family. She later co-owned and operated a company specializing in land development and did property management in and around the Hudson area. The simple pleasures in life brought Mary much joy. Nothing was better than indulging in a pizza from Carbone’s or a quiet afternoon of putting puzzles together. Mary would visit the Hudson Public Library to find her next read; one of her favorite past times. If she was feeling adventurous, she would spend the day at the casino with her friends or cousins. Mary’s life was a living example of selflessness, integrity, and perseverance. She will be deeply missed. 

She is survived by her daughters, Kimberly (Sal) Magdaleno and Kristin Thompson (Eric McGregor); grandchildren: Zachary, Sophie, and Jordan Magdaleno, Ellie Sturgis, and Carlos Porras; brother, Charlie Hutton; step-children, Tony (Laura Larsen) Rusch and Amy (Andy) Rusch-Mack; step-grandchildren: Tyler and Avery Rusch, Ana, Sarah, and Emily Larsen, and Leo and Daisy Mack; and many loved cousins. She is preceded in death by her parents.

Visitation will be held from 5-7 p.m. on Monday, May 10th, 2021, at the O’Connell Funeral Home, 520 S. 11th St., Hudson. Mass of Christian Burial will be at 11 a.m. on Tuesday, May 11th, 2021, at St. Patrick Catholic Church, 1500 Vine St., Hudson with a visitation held one hour prior to Mass at the church. The Mass will be livestreamed on St. Patrick’s Facebook Page. Interment at the St. Patrick Catholic Cemetery. 

Memorial contributions may be made to the Hudson Public Library. 

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    • Mary was one of the gentle souls in the world. Although we would not see each other often, she always had a hug waiting when at family functions. Her greatest joy in life were her daughters, Kim and Kris, and her grandchildren. Whenever she would talk about them, she would smile from ear to ear. Our loss is heaven’s gain. May you bask in the light and joy of heaven and the angels until we meet again, Mary!

    • Mary is one of the true gentle souls and will be greatly missed. Although we would not see each other very often, she always had a big hug waiting. Her greatest pleasure was her daughters Kris and Kim and her grandchildren. When she would tell me about them, she would have a smile ear to ear. Our loss is heavens gain. May you bask in the glory of the angels until we meet again.