Lorraine M. Dudley, age 83 of Faribault, MN passed away on Tuesday, January 7, 2020 at Abbott-Northwestern Hospital, after a brief illness.
Mass of Christian Burial will be held on Friday, January 10, 2020 at 11:00 a.m. at the Divine Mercy Catholic Church, 139 Mercy Drive, Faribault. Interment will be at the St. Patrick’s Cemetery in Shieldsville, MN.
Visitation will be held on Friday from 9:00 – 11:00 a.m. at the church.
Memorials may be directed to the Community Café in Faribault in memory of Lorraine.
Arrangements are with the Parker Kohl Funeral Home of Faribault.
Lorraine Marcella was born on June 11, 1936 in Forest Township, Rice County to Emil and Mary (Breuer) Kuchinka. She graduated from Faribault High School with the class of 1955 and St. Catherine University in St. Paul in 1958 as a Registered Nurse. She was married to John V. Dudley on February 16, 1963 at the St. Lawrence Catholic Church in Faribault. Lorraine had a 38-year career in nursing, working mostly at the Faribault Regional Center. In retirement she provided parish nursing services at St. Patrick’s Church in Shieldsville. Lorraine was a caregiver for many family members and friends, and was drawn to helping those with disabilities. Her example made a great impact on her children, with each of them serving in a caregiving field. Most of all, Lorraine loved caring for her grandchildren, always finding special ways to show her love for them. She also enjoyed listening to music, bird watching, caring for her dogs and cats, and knitting prayer shawls and scarves for many. Lorraine cherished her many travels, specifically pilgrimages to the Holy Land, Medjugorje, and Fatima. She was always proud of her Czech heritage, and maintained connections with family in the Czech Republic.
She is survived by her daughter, Jean Dudley (Paul Danko) of Fridley and granddaughter Kelly Dudley of Vienna, Austria, son, Patrick Dudley (Lesley) of Faribault, and grandchildren, Jack and Lauren Dudley of Faribault, daughter, Lisa Dudley of Faribault, and son, Paul Dudley (Danielle) of Glenwood Springs, CO, and grandson, Liam Dudley of Glenwood Springs; sister, Jane (Roger) Kubinski of Faribault; brother, Dale Kuchinka of Faribault; brother-in-law, Dennis (Mary) Dudley of Faribault; friend, Adrian Gillen of Faribault; and many nieces, nephews, cousins, and other relatives.
She was preceded in death by her husband, John; parents, Emil and Mary; brother-in-law, Gerald (Ellen) Dudley; nephews, Mark and Richie Dudley; and friend, Jerry Hodkinson.