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Obituary for Jean E. Dudley

Jean E. Dudley, 100, a resident of Laurium passed away peacefully on Thursday November 19, 2020 at her home.

She was born on June 21, 1920 in Calumet to Harrison and Lucille (Schwenn) Hodges. She attended the local schools, and graduated from Calumet High School with the Class of 1937. Following high school, Jean began working at Newberrys at the age of 16, she worked there until she met Wendell Richards. They were united in marriage on April 24, 1943, he preceded her in death in December of 1971. She then became a homemaker while her kids were growing up, and in 1972, she started working at Public Chevrolet, until retiring in 1982. In 1977 Jean married John “Jack” Dudley whom preceded her in death in February of 2017.

Jean loved knitting and playing cards with her family, she was the master of pinnacle! She also enjoyed cooking and sewing. Jean was an avid Detroit Tigers fan and a Green Bay Packers Fan! Often times during the Tigers games, Jean would be sitting in her chair listening to the game and filling in her own box score. She could tell you any statistic about any of the players!

She is preceded in death by her father, Harrison who passed away when she was 16. She helped her mom raise her siblings after his passing. She is also preceded in death by her mother Lucille, her brothers Bruce Hodges and Don Hodges, and 2 granddaughters, Jenifer and Ruby.

She was a life long member of the Calumet United Methodist Church.

She is survived by:
Her daughter: Marion (Howard) Boulanger of Maiden Rock, Wisconsin
Her son: Jim (Doncie) Richards of Laurium

Her grandchildren: Michelle (Mike) Hansen of Charlotte, North Carolina
Amy (Bob) Bennetts of Calumet
Wendell “Bob” (Dana) Richards of Helena, Montana
Jeff (Tania) Richards of Ishpeming

15 great grandchildren

Her sister: Betty (Don) Lundin of Houghton

And several nieces, nephews, and cousins.

A funeral service will be held in the spring of 2021.

Burial will take place in the Lake View Cemetery in Calumet.

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The Erickson Crowley Peterson Funeral Home is assisting the family with the arrangements.