Clara J. Dudek -- Chatfield

CHATFIELD -- The funeral for Clara J. Dudek will be at 1:30 p.m. Wednesday in Pioneer Presbyterian Church, Chatfield, with the Rev. Timothy J. Gerarden officiating. Burial will be in Chatfield Cemetery.

Mrs. Dudek, 79, of Chatfield died Friday morning (May 23, 2003) at Chosen Valley Care Center in Chatfield, where she had resided for a week.

Clara J. Larson was born July 6, 1923, in Harmony and grew up in Preston. She graduated from Preston High School in 1941 and from Winona State University in 1945. She taught kindergarten in South St. Paul and in Montevideo, Minn., early in her career. She married Moppy Dudek on Sept. 20, 1952, in Chatfield. A former mayor of Chatfield, he died on Feb. 2, 1998. Mrs. Dudek was a homemaker. She was a member and Sunday school teacher at Pioneer Presbyterian Church. She also was active in the Chatfield Kindergarten Roundup.

Survivors include two sons, Kent (Linda) and David (Terri), both of Chatfield; four grandchildren; and a sister, Charlotte (Arnold) Sampson of Bensonville, Ill.

Friends may call from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. Tuesday at Riley Funeral Home, Chatfield.

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