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Michael "Mike" W. Hudson

September 23, 1945 — March 30, 2014

Michael “Mike” W. Hudson, age 68 of Pine Village, IN passed away on Sunday, March 30, 2014 at the Mulberry Health and Rehabilitation Center in Mulberry, IN after almost a year long struggle with complications, including pancreatitis, that arose following a surgery for an aneurysm close to his heart.    Mike was born on September 23, 1945 in Lafayette, IN and was the son of Talmadge and Anna Ruth (Hurn) Hudson. He was raised on a farm along with his three brothers.  He graduated from Pine Village High School in 1964.  On September 25, 1965 he married Linda L. Mathis at the St. Patrick Catholic Church in Oxford, IN and she survives.  Mike served in the US Army 82nd Airborne from 1965-1967 receiving the National Defense Service Medal.  Following the Army, Mike started employment in the banking industry where he ultimately ended up retiring in 2007.   Mike was a 1971 graduate of the American Institute of Banking and later a graduate of the Bill Miller School of Real Estate, receiving his Broker’s license from the State of Indiana in 1986. He was a local board member of the Draft Board which was an appointment by the President of the US for the State of Indiana from 1992 to the present, treasurer of the Pine Village Fire Department for 20 years, President of the Young Democrat Club for Warren County in 1985, Who’s Who in the Midwest from 1984-1985, and Adams Township Trustee from 1975-1982.  In June of 1996, Mike was proud to be highlighted in Kiplinger’s Magazine for an article entitled “What to do with $1000.00 (or less)”.    Mike exemplified professionalism and character throughout his career and went on to earn his Bachelor of Science in Business Administration from Wesleyan University in 1990 at 45 years old. Mike loved animals and briefly raised honeybees.  After retirement he also enjoyed getting up early for breakfast with his friends at the café. Mike was known for his wit and dry humor, which he likely inherited at least in part from his mother, who at 94 years old once quipped that her pancakes were so thin they only had one side. Mike was a perfectionist in most everything he did and especially loved to garden and cook.  On Sundays you could always find him in the kitchen preparing Sunday dinner for his family after church.  He loved summer and spent many of his summers outside with his wife landscaping and gardening.  He will be deeply missed by family and friends in the years to come, and his dry sense of humor and presence will be fondly remembered.    Surviving with his wife, Linda, are, a son, Clint Hudson (companion:  Sheri Molter), daughter, Sherry Hardebeck (husband: Ryan), and mother-in-law, Agnes Mathis of Pine Village, IN.  He was also blessed with two wonderful grandsons, Logan and Landon Hardebeck, the joys of his life. He loved watching them in all their activities. He is also survived by two brothers, Joe Hudson (wife: Bonnie) of Oxford, IN and Steve Hudson (companion: Sue) of Oakley, IL. He is also survived by many cousins, nieces, nephews and great-nieces and great-nephews.  Mike was preceded in death by his parents, a brother, Larry Hudson and a nephew, Kirk Hudson.    The family will receive friends on Wednesday, April 2, 2014 from 10:00 a.m. until the time of the service at 11:00 a.m. at the St. Patrick Catholic Church, 502 S. Michigan St., Oxford, IN with Father Robert Klemme and Rev. Paul Stamm officiating.  Private interment will follow at a later date.  Memorial contributions may be made to the Hoosier Hooves and Hounds or to the donor’s choice.  Online condolences may be made at www.gradyfuneralhome.com.    
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