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Russell Hudak

1940 - 2017

Russell Gordon Hudak age 76, of Cheboygan,
passed away on February 22, 2017 at his home.

Russell was born on October 17, 1940 in Cheboygan
to Clarence and Margaret (Morrow) Hudak,

Russ worked several jobs before going to work for the State of Michigan.
He worked on the Forestry department for 10 years, then transferred to
MDOT where he was a bridge operator on the Cheboygan’s state street
draw bridge for 10 years, then was promoted to Chief bridge operator for
10 years before his retirement in 1997, Russ loved spending time in the
woods, hunting and especially snowshoe rabbits. When he wasn’t hunting
you could find him out trout fishing. He was an excellent cook and will
be remembered for his smoked delicacies, Russ had a great love for his
dogs which he walked faithfully every day.

Russ was extremely proud to be Naive American and an Elder of the
Chippewa Tribe of Sault Ste, Marie.

Russell is survived by:
his wife Dorothy of 54 years of marriage,
3 children, Kim (Burt) Cameron of Levering,
Russell (Kathy) Hudak of Cheboygan,
Richard (Jeanette) Hudak of Cheboygan, and
son-in-law Mark Striebich of Cheboygan;
9 grandchildren, Trish (Arron) Sheridan,
Kendra (Brian fiancé) Blaskowski,
Samantha (Dustin fiancé) Hudak, Sierra Hudak,
Austin Striebich, Chase Striebich, Danicl Hudak and
Andrew Hudak;
4 great children, Acea, Ashland, Roman and Leland,
brother, Ronald (Ruth) Hudak of Detour,
sister, Anne (Dave) McCormick of Cheboygan, and
his beloved furry friends, Shadow, Doc, Taz, and Monkey butt.

Russell was preceded in death by:
his parents, Clarence and Margaret Hudak;
daughter Julie Striebich;
granddaughter Chelsea Hayes,
sister Theresa Brasseur,
sister Pat StAmour, and
a brother Clarence Hudak.

Private services will take place at a later date.

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