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Deacon Frank Hudson remembered for decades of service

Francis ‘Frank’ William Hudson, 91, of Midland was welcomed into eternal life on March 14 at his home. He was born on May 13, 1931, in Saginaw, the son of the late Francis and Ethlyn (Brockless) Hudson. Frank graduated from St. Mary’s High School in Saginaw in 1949 and the University of Michigan in 1954 with a degree in political science. He served his country in the United States Army stationed in Germany. Frank worked for Dow Chemical before going to work for the city of Midland for more than 30 years, retiring as the city treasurer. Frank was ordained a permanent deacon in 1978 and since then has ministered to many individuals and families in several capacities. Upon retirement Frank enjoyed traveling with his wife, having spent many winters in Florida. He enjoyed reading, trips to the casino, gardening, fishing and good food with family and friends. Frank took great pride in delivering Meals on Wheels within the Midland community.

He is survived by his wife Evelyn Jean (Cierzniewski) Hudson, whom he married Aug. 30, 1952 in Saginaw. Also surviving are children the Rev. Mary Jo Hudson of Saginaw, Kathi (Steve) Tobey of Ypsilanti, Patti (Paul) Cwiklinski of AuGres, Christopher (Charleen) Hudson of Blaine Washington, Eileen (Doug) Germain of Midland, David (Susi) Hudson of Germany, Dan Hudson of Chesaning and John (Pam) Hudson of Midland. He is also survived by 18 grandchildren, nine great-grandchildren, brothers-in-law Jerry Cierzniewski of Freeland and Tom (Linda) Cierzniewski of Florida; and sisters-in-law Jane Wilson of Clio and Mary Ann Trier of Bay City.

In addition to his parents, Frank was preceded in death by his sister, Sister Jackie Hudson, O.P.

A Mass of Christian Burial was celebrated March 20 at St. Brigid of Kildare Catholic Parish in Midland. Bishop Robert Gruss presided and Father Andy Booms preached. Interment followed at New Calvary Catholic Cemetery.

May Deacon Frank rest in eternal peace.