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1948 Chris 2023

Christian Hudson

January 23, 1948 — December 17, 2023


Christian “Chris” Hudson, age 75, of Yankton, South Dakota, died unexpectedly on Sunday, December 17, 2023, at Avera Sacred Heart Hospital.

A memorial Mass of Christian Burial will be 10:30 AM on Thursday, December 21, 2023, at St. Benedict Catholic Church in Yankton, South Dakota, with Reverend Joe Forcelle officiating.  Burial will be in the Garden of Memories Cemetery in Yankton, South Dakota.  The family will receive friends one hour prior to the Mass on Thursday at the Church.  Arrangements are under the direction of the Wintz & Ray Funeral Home in Yankton, South Dakota.

Christian “Chris” Hudson was born January 23, 1948, in Independence, Kansas, to Elwood and Dorothy (Christensen) Hudson.  He moved to the Yankton area when he was very young with his mother and brother and attended Gunderson Country School.  He graduated from Yankton High School in 1966 and started working at Joe Rye Bicycle Shop in Yankton.  He then worked at Mtron in Yankton where he met the love of his life, Bonnie Feilmeier.  They were married on July 31, 1971 in Hartington, Nebraska.  Chris then took a job in the shipping department at Dale Electronics which he continued for 28 years, until his health forced him to retire.

Chris was a hardworking, strong-willed man who never knew a stranger.  He enjoyed walking around the neighborhood, visiting with everyone he met.  If he wasn’t walking the neighborhood he could be found washing and polishing his truck.  He also enjoyed coon hunting and loved camping.  Faith and family were the most important things in Chris’s life.

Survivors include his wife, Bonnie Hudson of Yankton; daughter, Jennifer (Steve) Novak of Yankton; two sisters: Charlene Schmadeke of Crofton, Nebraska and Cynthia (Mike) Graham of Alexandria, South Dakota; three brothers: Leray Anderson of Litchfield, Minnesota; Dean (Cheryl) Anderson of Yankton and Vertus (Carol) Anderson of Yankton; as well as many nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his father, Elwood Hudson; mother, Dorothy Anderson; step-father, Ray Anderson; brother, Mike Hudson; sister-in-law, Julie Hudson and brother-in-law, Dave Schmadeke.

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Thursday, December 21, 2023

Starts at 10:30 am

St. Benedict Catholic Church

1500 St Benedict Dr, Yankton, SD 57078

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