Raymond Dudden

Raymond Leroy Dudden, 94, formerly of Venango, Nebraska passed away on June 21, 2018 from complications of a stroke in Edinburg, Texas, where he has resided for the past two years. 

Raymond was born July 12, 1924 in Venango to the late Barney and Belle Dudden. 

He served in World War II, first as a Merchant Marine and then as a member of the Army of Occupation in Japan and China. He was a proud veteran and participated in VFW events.

Raymond lived in the Denver area from the 1960s while farming in the summer in Nebraska and supervising harvest crews on the Great Plains. From the 1970s, he farmed in the Champion and Imperial areas of Nebraska. In 2002 he moved to Texas while still going to Nebraska to work on his nephews’ farms in the Venango area in the summer. He was a valued part of a large family that kept in touch in the Venango area with family celebrations. 

He is preceded in death by his wife Patricia Hubbard Dudden (2002) and his wife Marilyn Darlington (Van Demon) Dudden (1962); sons, Cary M. Dudden (1975) and Fredrick I. Dudden (2012); brothers, Garrett B. Dudden and Orville J. Dudden; sisters, Alis Bellairs and Berdena Sattler.

He is survived by his three grandchildren, Laura M. Dudden and her son Julian, of Golden, Colorado, Philip Dudden and his two children, Skyla and River, and wife, Casey, of Northglenn, Colo., and Amber Dudden and her three children; his sons’ wives, Rosalind Farnam Dudden, Pat Allburn Dudden, and Tony Dudden Schwartz; sister, Christine Rosenbach; and most of his 15 nieces and nephews and their many children.

A memorial for Raymond will be held sometime in the future, most likely on Memorial Day in Venango.

, 94, formerly of Venango, Nebraska passed away on June 21, 2018 from complications of a stroke in Edinburg, Texas, where he has resided for the past two years. 

Raymond was born July 12, 1924 in Venango to the late Barney and Belle Dudden. 

He served in World War II, first as a Merchant Marine and then as a member of the Army of Occupation in Japan and China. He was a proud veteran and participated in VFW events.

Raymond lived in the Denver area from the 1960s while farming in the summer in Nebraska and supervising harvest crews on the Great Plains. From the 1970s, he farmed in the Champion and Imperial areas of Nebraska. In 2002 he moved to Texas while still going to Nebraska to work on his nephews’ farms in the Venango area in the summer. He was a valued part of a large family that kept in touch in the Venango area with family celebrations. 

He is preceded in death by his wife Patricia Hubbard Dudden (2002) and his wife Marilyn Darlington (Van Demon) Dudden (1962); sons, Cary M. Dudden (1975) and Fredrick I. Dudden (2012); brothers, Garrett B. Dudden and Orville J. Dudden; sisters, Alis Bellairs and Berdena Sattler.

He is survived by his three grandchildren, Laura M. Dudden and her son Julian, of Golden, Colorado, Philip Dudden and his two children, Skyla and River, and wife, Casey, of Northglenn, Colo., and Amber Dudden and her three children; his sons’ wives, Rosalind Farnam Dudden, Pat Allburn Dudden, and Tony Dudden Schwartz; sister, Christine Rosenbach; and most of his 15 nieces and nephews and their many children.

A memorial for Raymond will be held sometime in the future, most likely on Memorial Day in Venango.

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