Barbara Ellen (Jensen) Hudson was called home to be with the Lord on July 3, 2021, after a 17-year battle with Esophageal Cancer at the age of 59, with her loving family at her side.
Barb was born August 22, 1961, in Marinette, WI. On May 26, 1984, she married the love of her life, Glen Hudson. The couple celebrated 37 years of marriage and raised four children. She enjoyed spending time together as a family. They took many family trips over the years, where a lot of memories were made. Barb adored her children and all her grandchildren. She was always on the sidelines, supporting her children and grandchildren, during their sporting events. Barb could also be found gardening, shooting darts, and being at the luau with family. Barb loved to spend her time doing many word searches and watching soap operas and scary movies. She enjoyed the many family pets they had over the years.
Barb is survived by her husband, Glen; children: Rebecca (Zak) Matzke, Rick (Michelle) Hudson, Robert (Jenny) Hudson, Ryan (special friend Melanie) Hudson; grandchildren: Kiela, Kaylee, Kruze (Rebecca), Parker, Jaxson (Rick), Colin, Kaden, Kloe, Camryn, Kolton, (Robert) Sydnie, Collin, Liam (Ryan’s special friend Melanie’s kids); her mother: Patricia (Kotecki) Jensen; and sister: Mary (Robb) Heller Delaney, Cody, Noah; cousins and friends: Ellen Orlando, Patty Lawrenz, Julie Hartman, and Renee Schmidt; aunts and uncles: Don (Diane) Kotecki, Jim (Bunny) Kotecki, Orrie Kotecki, Florian (Judy) Kotecki, Jerry (special friend Delores) Kotecki: sisters-in-law and brothers-in-law: Mary Jane (Burt) Dunst, Linda (Leroy) Wendt, Darlene (Gary) Uelmen, Gary (Joyce) Olson, Barb (Gary) Naparalla, Diane Steichen, Gary (Toni) Hudson, Roger (Lori) Hudson, Peggy Femling, Shelby (Jim) Bohman, Johnny (Sara) Hudson; godson: Jeremy (Stephanie) Busch; as well as many nieces, nephews, cousins, and friends.
Barb was preceded in death by her father, Eugene Jensen; aunts and uncles: Frank Kotecki, Clarence Kotecki, Cheryl Kotecki, Oswald (Mary) Jensen, Harry Jensen, William (Eileen) Jensen, Adolf (Vivian) Jensen, Carl (Ruth) Jensen, Donald (Ella Jensen) Mueller, Elmer (Helen) Jensen, Joseph (Joyce -Bibs -Jensen) Orlando; grandparents: Frank and Irene Kotecki, Carl and Emma Jensen; mother-in-law and father-in-law: Gary and Betty Hudson; sisters-in-law: Patsy Olson and Janice Busch.
Private family Funeral Service and burial will take place at St John’s Lutheran Church in Morgan.
A life so beautiful deserves a special celebration. Friends and family are invited to the Celebration of Life on July 18th, 2021, at The Blue Spruce Bar and Hall located at 8096 Co A, Lena WI 54139 from 12:30 (Lunch) until 3pm.