Randee Susann Hudson, 70, passed away on August 16, 2022 in Mayville, WI after a glioblastoma diagnosis earlier this year.
She was born August 19, 1951 to Roland and Isabelle [nee Hedman] Stapf of Pierre, SD. In 1957, widow Isabelle (daughters: Randee and Sheryl) married widower William Elliott (sons: Bill Jr., Burt and Bernie). The family later moved to the Elliott farm near Barnard, SD. Randee earned teaching and library degrees from Northern State College (SD) and Western Michigan University. She married her high school sweetheart, Jeffrey Hudson, at Plymouth Congregational Church in Aberdeen, SD in 1973. They had two daughters, were married nearly forty years, and resided in Libertyville, IL; Weston, CT; and Antioch, IL. Randee worked passionately throughout her forty year career in public and school libraries including Tomlinson (Fairfield, CT) and Millburn (Wadsworth, IL). She retired to Ft. Myers, FL in 2013 and enjoyed traveling with her family.
Randee is survived by daughters Emily (Ben) Artin of Wisconsin and Amanda (Chris) Cintron of Oregon; six grandchildren: Abigail, Elliott, Rebecca, Elizabeth, Gabriel and Christian; sister Sheryl Novacek of Minnesota; brother Burt (Sherrie) Elliott of South Dakota; brother Bernie (Brenda) Elliott of Minnesota; sister-in-law Donna Elliott of Arizona; sister-in-law Shelly Fiekens of South Dakota; and many other family and friends. She was preceded in death by her husband, Jeff Hudson, and brother, Bill Elliott.
Private services will be held at a later date. As a retired children’s librarian and avid gardener, donations will go toward a granite book memorial at a favorite place that combined these loves, Bookworm Gardens (WI).
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