THE CITY REBORN FROM THE ASHES OF AMERICA'S MOST DISASTROUS FOREST FIRE
Douglas E. Hudon
Issue Date: May 17, 2018
Douglas Edward Hudon, 75, of Sturgeon Bay, passed away Friday morning, May 11, 2018 at home.
Born Jan. 10, 1943 in Chicago, Ill., to Melvin and Sophie (Turay) Bacon, he graduated from Marinette Catholic Central High School in 1961 and attended St. Louis University, UW-Milwaukee and UW-Marinette. On Sept. 5, 1964, he married his high school sweetheart, Mary Louise Marcek at St. Joseph Catholic Church in Marinette.
He worked as an Engineer for Globe Union (now Johnson Controls) in Milwaukee and Fort Dodge, Ia., the Manitowoc Company, Kohler Company and Therma-Tron-X in Sturgeon Bay as a Project Engineer for 22 years, retiring in 2010. He was a member of Corpus Christi Catholic Church in Sturgeon Bay.
An avid aircraft enthusiast, he visited EAA Air Adventure for decades with family members. He enjoyed music, whether playing in bands in younger years, to home building stereo systems, to attending concerts and making favorite mix tapes for his daughters.
He was an avid reader of many genres and knew a lot about a lot, had a quirky sense of humor that only those closest to him understood, loved B-rated sci-fi movies and was fascinated by trains, learning to "hop' them during his childhood while living in Crivitz.
He liked doing yardwork, and was an expert in remodeling and family home projects and loved his grandchildren, but attending their sporting and school events gave him his most pleasure. He was selfless, generous with his time and talents and assisted friends, neighbors and strangers in need.
Survivors include his wife of nearly 60 years, Mary; two daughters, Lisa (Joseph) Wall of Park City, Ut. and Laura (Brian) Peterson of Sturgeon Bay; three grandchildren; three half-sisters, Cindy (Tim) Fischer, Jean (Paul) Siebers and Mary (Nathan) Zirngible; a half-brother, Dale (Peggy) Bacon; a brother-in-law, James (Connie) Marcek; two nieces and a nephew.
He was preceded in death by his mother, Sophie Hudon; his father, Melvin Bacon; step-parents, Edgar Hudon and Dorothy Bacon and in-laws, Edmere and Emil Marcek.
Friends called at Corpus Christi Catholic Church on Tuesday, May 15 from 10 a.m. until time of a Memorial Mass of Christian Burial at 11:30 a.m., with Fr. Carl Schmitt officiating. Memorials can be made in his memory to be used for local charities. Huehns Funeral Home, Inc. and Door County Crematory LLC assisted the family.