Laura M. Green, 86
Laura Mae "Tudy" Green, of Hastings, Minn., formerly of Wesley, Iowa, died Saturday, Jan. 9, 2010, at Regina Care Center in Hastings following a lengthy illness.
Laura was born May 3, 1924, in Ottumwa, Iowa, to H. Sidney and Bertha C. (Davis) Lundgren. She grew up in and attended school in Crystal Lake, Iowa. She enjoyed sports of all kinds and was a basketball player at her school, the team's high scorer on the state championship team. She was an avid card player, an excellent seamstress, and she loved poetry, and was active in local 4H groups. Laura's greatest pleasure was spending time with her family
She married William G. Green on Sept. 18, 1943, in Garner, Iowa. They made their home near Wesley, Iowa, where they farmed for 55 years. After William's death on Jan. 18, 2003, Laura moved to Hastings to live nearer to family.
She is survived by four children, Kim Smidt and her husband, Steve, of Hastings; Nancy Smith and her husband, Don, of Kasson, Minn.; Patsy Dudgeon of Riverside, Calif.; Gerald Green and his wife, Bea, of Phoenix, Ariz.; six grandchildren, Adam Smidt and Allison Smidt (Derek), Michelle Dudgeon (Tommy) and Jennifer Dudgeon (Rick), Brian Green (Jennifer) and Chad Green; three great-grandchildren, Jasmine, Victoria and Saige; one brother, Ronald Lundgren; and one sister, Jeannette Wolff and husband, Peter.
She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, William; sisters, Doris Van Note, Phyllis Schmidt, Arlis Demro, Mavis Hill; an infant sister; brothers, Laurice Lundgren, Delbert Lundgren, Loren Lundgren and Francis Lundgren.
Funeral service, with Gordon Gathright officiating, was held Tuesday, Jan. 12, at Regina Chapel, Hastings.
Funeral service, with Rev. Robert Dodge officiating, will be held at 11 a.m. Thursday, Jan. 14, at the United Methodist Church in Britt, Iowa. Visitation will be for one hour prior to the service. Interment will be in Evergreen Cemetery in Britt, Iowa.
Arrangements are being handled by Caturia-Smidt Funeral Home, 201 East 7th St., Hastings, 651-437-9419, www.caturia-smidtfh.com, and Cataldo Funeral Home, 178 First Ave. S.W., Britt, IA, 641-843-3811, www.cataldofuneralhome.com.