Wayne A. Nitschke, age 55, of Hudson, passed away at Abbott-Northwestern Hospital in Minneapolis on Saturday night, August 28, 2010. He was born the son of Arthur and Violet (Knoepfle) Nitschke on December 2, 1954 in Ashley, North Dakota. He worked in auto body repair. He is survived by his wife Denise (nee Castagna) and extended family. His life will be celebrated privately by family and friends. Services have been entrusted to the O’Connell Family Funeral Home and Countryside Crematory, 715-386-3725.