Doris M. Hudders, 86, of Atkinson, died Monday, Aug. 12, 2013, at Geneseo Good Samaritan Village. A funeral Mass celebrating her life will be held at 10 a.m. Saturday, Aug. 17 at St. Anthony’s Catholic Church, Atkinson. The Rev. S. Stephen Englebrecht and the Rev. Gerard VerHoye will officiate. Burial will follow at St. Anthony’s Cemetery, Atkinson. A visitation will be from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. Friday, Aug. 16 at Vandemore Funeral Home, Atkinson, where a rosary will be recited at 3:30 p.m. Memorials may be left to the Atkinson Rescue Squad.
She was born on Aug. 24, 1926, in Jasper, Minn., the daughter of Phil and Valentina (Simone) Buysse. She married Elmer G. “Spooks” Hudders on May 27, 1944, in Atkinson. He died in 2012. Doris had been a housewife and farmed with her husband, Elmer, in rural Annawan for many years before retiring to Atkinson. Doris was a member of St. Anthony’s Catholic Church, Atkinson and the Altar and Rosary Society of the church, the Catholic Order of Foresters, Women of the Moose and the Atkinson Women’s Club. She loved fishing, cooking, playing bingo, collecting recipes and most of all adored her grandchildren.
Survivors include one daughter, Ann (Marty) Chapman of rural Kewanee; one son, Kevin (Sue) Hudders of Yorkville; six grandchildren, Brandy Hinds, Joe Fowler, Jessica Fowler- Pehrson, Dan Chapman, Andy Chapman and Tommy Chapman and his friend, Lindsey Wheeler and one half sister, Marie DeBates of Bend, Ore. She was preceded in death by her parents, her husband and a half brother.