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Brian K. Dudzik, age 58 of the Township of Grant, passed away on Friday, May 3, 2019 at his home, surrounded by his family.
Brian Keith Dudzik was born March 7, 1961 in Stevens Point, WI, son to Raymond A. Dudzik and the late Rosalie M. (Weller) Dudzik. He attended high school in Tigerton with the class of 1978. Brian enlisted in the U.S. Army while still in high school in 1978, later earning his diploma while serving. He went to basic training at Fort Knox, KY, was stationed at Fort Benning, GA for a time, and later served at his duty station at Fort Wainwright, AK. Brian served as an infantryman, specialized in field artillery, and was also trained as a combat lifesaver. He loved his country and enjoyed serving next to the friends he made while enlisted. Following his active duty status, Brian joined the Army National Guard, and was able to serve right here in Clintonville as an armorer, servicing and inventorying firearms. He worked for Tigerton Lumber Co. until the late 1990’s when he started working for Walker Forge, Clintonville. He worked as a shipping supervisor until his declining health caused him to retire in 2016. Brian was a skilled marksman and gunsmith; he also ran a side business for a time called Brian’s Guns. He loved to hunt bear, deer, and turkeys; he even did his fair share of trapping. He enjoyed anything outdoors, like camping with family or tailgating while cheering on the Green Bay Packers. Brian enjoyed every second that he got to spend with his family, especially his grandchildren, and would rarely miss a family event. He will be remembered as a person who loved to be social and be around other people; he also had a great sense of humor. Brian was always willing to drop what he was doing to help others and was really a family-man at heart.
He will be remembered by his wife, Linda
Daughter: Nicole (Anthony) Lane, New London
Son: Jacob Dudzik, Marion
Father: Raymond Dudzik, Tigerton
Grandsons: Logan & Liam Lane & a special granddaughter: Aleigha
Sister: Francine (Fred) Loeffler, Birnamwood
Brothers: Steven (Melissa) Dudzik, Stevens Point & Bruce Dudzik, Tigerton
He was preceded in death by his mother, Rosalie, and an infant daughter, Sarah.
Memorial services will be held 1 PM, Saturday, May 11, 2019 at St. Anthony Catholic Church, Tigerton, with the Fr. Matthew Settle officiating. Inurnment will take place following the service at Roseland Cemetery, Township of Dupont. Military honor rites will be conducted by the William Bertram American Legion Post #198 of Marion.
Friends may call on Saturday at the church from 11 AM until the time of service.
In lieu of flowers, memorials are preferred to be directed to the Dudzik family.
The Eberhardt-Stevenson Funeral Home & Crematory, Marion, is assisting the family with the arrangements.
An online guestbook is available at eberhardtstevenson.com.