Betty Jane (Krause) Hudson went to be with the Lord on March 18, 2017, at the age of 88. Betty was born December 29, 1928, in Oconto Falls to Art and Agnes (Birr) Krause. On November 7, 1947, she married the love of her life, Gary Nick Hudson. The couple farmed in the Town of Morgan, where they celebrated 41 years of marriage and raised 13 children together. Betty was known as the Y100 radio station “Birthday Grandma.” She sent birthday cards to every person she knew. She loved cooking and baking and was known as the best bread maker. She was always so generous. Most of all, Betty loved spending time with her family. Every Sunday she served supper to whoever came for a visit. She had the most amazing prayer at every meal; at night the prayer would stretch to 10 minutes because she would pray for everyone she knew. Betty enjoyed bowling, watching birds, doing crossword puzzles/word searches, and watching game shows on TV. A great dancer, she loved dancing at every wedding she attended. She also enjoyed singing. Betty was a devoted Packers and Brewers fan.
She is survived by her children: Mary Jane (Burt) Dunst, Linda (LeRoy) Wendt, Darlene (Gary) Uelmen, Barb (Gary) Naparalla, Diane Steichen, Gary (Toni) Hudson, Roger (Lori) Hudson, Peggy Femling, Shelby (Jim) Bohman, Glen (Barb) Hudson, and Johnny (Sara) Hudson; son-in-law: Gary (Joyce) Olson;72 grandkids and 84 great-grandkids (Betty could remember the name of every one of her grandkids and great grandkids); sisters: Delores VanLarhoven and Sally Vandenbush; 14 brothers-in-law and 12 sisters-in-law; numerous nieces and nephews, other relatives and friends. Betty will always be remembered for her huge heart and the lives she touched.
She was preceded in death by her parents, Art and Agnes Krause, her husband, Gary Hudson, daughters: Patsy Olson and Janice Busch; a son-in-law, Harold Hansen; a sister, Arlene Jaeger; a brother, Kenny Krause; and her father-in-law and mother-in-law, John Hudson and Anna Hudson;.
The Funeral Service was celebrated at 11:30 a.m. Saturday, March 26th at St. John’s Lutheran Church in Morgan, Rev. Lloyd Luedeman officiating. Burial took place in the Town of Morgan Cemetery.