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LAWRENCE L. HUDSON

July 28, 1933 - December 27, 2013

Larry was born July 28, 1933 in Canton, Minnesota to Lawrence M. and Orabell (Pierce) Hudson.  He graduated from the Canton High School in 1951.  On September 18, 1951 he entered the United States Air Force and served as a photographer and security guard in the Korean War.  After his discharge on December 19, 1953 he returned to and started farming with his family near Canton. On October 16, 1954 he married Ramona Thompson in Harmony.  They farmed in the Canton and Harmony areas and had continued to help his son, Gary, with field work until this fall.  He was a member of the Henrytown Lutheran Church and a life member of the Canton American Legion.  He was known for his sense of humor and enjoyed working on the farm, going for rides, his family, and especially his grandchildren.

Larry passed away at his home on Friday, December 27, 2013 surrounded by his family at the age of 80.

Larry is survived by his wife Ramona; three children Gary of Canton, Lori (George Braunreiter) Hudson of Canton, and Tammy Serres of West Salem, Wisconsin; nine grandchildren Travis (Katie) Grooters, Heather (Seth) Tribon, Lindsey Larson, Ryan (Mollie) Grooters, Scott Serres, Rachele Serres, Dylan Mann, Scott (Marilyn) Braunreiter, and Keith (Kristy) Braunreiter; nine great grandchildren Tyler, Ella, Addy, Aiden, Reese, Hudson, Marcus, Lars, and Abby.  He was preceded in death by his parents, a son Scott, and brother Ardie.

Funeral services will be 11 am Tuesday, December 31, 2013 at the Henrytown Lutheran Church in rural Harmony with the Rev. Paul Thompson officiating. Burial will be in the church cemetery at a later date.  Military honors will be by the Canton American Legion. Visitation will be 4 – 7 pm Monday, December 30, at the Henrytown Lutheran Church and one hour prior to services at the church.
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