Jeffrey Elias Hudson, 49

Jeffrey Elias Hudson (January 19, 1963-November 2, 2012) passed away Friday morning, November 2, after a two year battle with pancreatic cancer. He died at peace surrounded by family.

Jeff brought a smile to all of the lives that he touched, especially his many nieces and nephews.

Survived by his children, Jacob, Jessica and Joshua, his parents Jok and Margie, brothers Pat, Mike (Michele), Jim (Lisa) and sister Sue (Darryl) Droogsma and many nieces and nephews, all of whom will miss him greatly.

Born and raised in Elk River, Jeff was a runner and musician in school, he traveled to China to do mission work for 3 years, returned to Minnesota to raise his children who were the light of his life. Jeff’s health started going down about ten years ago, but the joy he carried never left him.
Visitation was held on Sunday, November 4th from 4:00 – 8:00 at the Elk River United Methodist Church.

Funeral service was held Monday morning at 11:00 with visitation one hour prior also at the church.

Memorials can be made to the American Cancer Society or to Hospice, whose care at the end was extraordinary.