A Life to Celebrate.
Kenneth D. Hudson passed away on Memorial Day 2023. He was 68 years old. He was an awesome human.
Ken was born in Detroit, MI in 1954. He loved the Detroit Red Wings Hockey team. He loved the Eagles (Especially, “Best of my Love” and “Hotel California”). His favorite movies were “Braveheart” (Jason liked it too), Old Yeller, Bridge over the river Kwai, Saving Private Ryan, The Howling, and Forest Gump. He really enjoyed playing football and baseball and racquetball in his younger days. He loved his kids. He loved being a dad. He was a great dad.
He served in the US Army from 1973 through 1993. He was so proud for having served in the Army all those years. He was proud to serve for all the things that our country is proud of: freedom, liberty, justice, humanity, kindness, and community. He had a long and wonderfully adventurous life in the US military. He had tours of duty in Fort Lewis, Washington, Panama, Ft. Hood Texas, Multinational PeaceKeeping Forces in Egypt/Israel, Tungduchon, Korea, Geissen, GY, and in Frankfurt, GY, Aberdeen Proving Ground, MD and Ft. Ben Harrison, IN, (where he helped open and certify Hawley Army Medical Center/ Hospital) before Ft. Ben closed down. When he retired from the military, he went back to school and got his bachelor’s in public and environmental Sciences and then went to work for the State of Indiana where he spent 20 years inspecting State and Federally funded Ministry Day Care Centers throughout the State of Indiana, so they were compliant with federal and state laws. He cared about the kids.
He retired in 2012. He really liked being retired and hanging out at home, spending time with his favorite people and dogs. Enjoyed watching “the Walking Dead” and any other cool gory TV shows. He enjoyed Yellowstone. He loved the Game of Thrones.
And every once in a while, he would go on road trips with his wife and he enjoyed hanging out with her team as they conducted training in various parts of the country, and he enjoyed going to the casino every once in a while.
He packed a lot of good life into those 68 years.
Ken is preceded in death by his Mom and Dad (Edward and Kitty Hudson) and his son, Jason Hudson.
He is survived by the love of his life (married for 46 years), Mary Hudson, his daughter, Briana Moore, his grandson, Danny Moore, his brother, Ron Hudson and sister-in-Law, Renee, his sister, Brenda Rose, his Aunt Fran Brown, and his beloved dogs, Monty, Allie, Cinderella, and Rex….and many extended family members and friends.
Visitation for Ken will be 12pm-2pm on Tuesday, June 6, 2023, at Flanner Buchanan – Washington Park East: 10722 E. Washington St., Indianapolis, IN 46229, with a funeral service immediately starting at 2pm. Burial will take place at Washington Park East Cemetery.
In Lieu of Flowers, memorial contributions can be made in his name to the Wounded Warriors Project.
Thursday, January 1, 1970
Washington Park East Cemetery
Tuesday, June 6, 2023
12:00 - 2:00pm (Eastern time)
Tuesday, June 6, 2023
2:00 - 2:00pm (Eastern time)