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March 13, 1942 – Saturday, March 5, 2011

Service Information
The Peterson Chapel in Buffalo
Saturday, March 12, 2011
11:00 A.M.

Visitation Information

Donald H. Oudekerk, age 68, of Buffalo, MN passed away peacefully from health complications on March 5, 2011.

Born March 13, 1942 in Garner, IA the oldest son of Henry and Myrtle (Harringa) Oudekerk. Don attended schools in Garner, Morrison, IL and Clear Lake, IA, graduating from Clear Lake High School in 1960. After graduation, Don was employed at the Clear Lake Bakery.

On December 15, 1961, he was united in marriage to Phyllis Peterson. To this union, 3 children were born, Lisa, Sean and Anthony. In 1964 Don and Phyllis moved to Brooklyn Park, MN where he was employed at States Electric. They later moved to Hanover, MN.

On October 21, 1989, Don married Judith (Havig) Hungate in Osage, IA. They resided in St. Michael, MN later moving to Buffalo, MN. Don acquired his Real Estate license in 1995 and was a Realtor at the time of his death. Don enjoyed fishing, camping, sports (especially hockey and football) and car racing. Don had a great sense of humor. He loved spending time with his family and grandchildren.

Preceded in death by his parents, grandparents and father-in-law. Survived by his wife, Judi, children Lisa (Scott) Wilson, Sean (Karen) Oudekerk and Tony (Megan) Oudekerk, stepchildren Jacquelyn (Don) Fox, Kirk Hungate and Jennifer (Aaron) Morrison. Grandchildren Josh and Hannah Wilson, Owen Oudekerk, Charlotte Cooper and Mason Oudekerk. Step-grandchildren Devin, Colin and Aislinn Fox, Dustin and Raegan Hungate, Haley, Brooke and Hayden Morrison and one step great-granddaughter, Jaylynn. Three sisters and one brother Dorothy (Larry) Nicolet, Delores (Robert) Pinneke, Dianna Berghefer and Duane (Janet) Oudekerk. Also survived by mother-in-law Elaine Havig and several nieces and nephews.

Visitation will be held at The Peterson Chapel in Buffalo, MN on Friday, March 11, 2011 from 4-8 PM. Private family service will be held on Saturday, March 12, 2011 at 11 AM at The Peterson Chapel in Buffalo.

The Peterson Chapel, Buffalo is proud to have served the family.

20 Guestbook Entries

  1. Doreen & Richard Hopkins

    Judi & family; we are so sorry for your loss of Don. Our prayers are with you all to find some peace in the days ahead. I just pray Don is at peace & free of all the health issues he was facing. I will miss him. We used to do some good politicing together & then would laugh about it. Don will be deeply missed by all. Just keep those memories close to your hearts.
    Friends, Doreen & Richard

  2. Betty Mitchell Haynes

    Am so very, very sorry for your loss. My prayers are with you.

  3. Grace Laurie Truslow

    Don sold my cabins in Mille Lacs and he
    was to list my house in Buffalo on
    March 1st. I miss him, a great, brillant, and trustworothy friend. Laurie

  4. Dianna Berghefer

    Our hearts go out to you and the family at this time and in the days ahead. Just remember the memories. I will keep you in my prayers.
    Dianna and Family

  5. Robert and Dee Pinneke and Family

    Our thoughts and prayers are with you in your time of grief. May your memories bring you comfort.

    Robert and Dee and family

  6. Jennine Moran

    Don will be deeply missed by all, both patients and staff here at Buffalo dialysis. He was so kind to all. We will miss his humor and the twinkle in his eye when up to “NO GOOD”.

  7. Beverly Ann Grimm Friend

    Dear Judy and family,
    I was so saddend to hear of Don’s passing, please know that you are in my thoughts and prayers. May the caring of friends bring you comfort and the love of God give you peace.

  8. Dyane Kyllonen

    Dear Judy and Family,
    I am so sorry to hear of Don’s passing. He was a good friend and office mate in the old Edina Realty days. I’ve missed his email jokes for the last month. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. He is in paradise where there is no more pain and suffering.

  9. David E Nelson

    I knew Don as a Realtor and one who was in my opinion, a person you could work with and get a job done. I met Don in the 90’s. My sympathy for your loss. He was a good person.

  10. Shay Imdieke

    Lisa and Family- I am so sorry for your loss. May God’s peace and love surround you and your family.

  11. Dyane Kyllonen

    Dear Judi and family,
    I am so sorry to hear of Don’s passing. He was a very kind and generous person. I will miss his email jokes, they always made me laugh.

    My thoughts and prayers are with you. His time of suffering has ended and he is in Paradise.

  12. Dorothy Randall

    Dear Judi and Family,
    I was very sorry to read of your loss in the paper. I didn’t know Donald, but, I wanted to let you to know that my thoughts and prayers are with you during this difficult time. Call sometime when you are in Osage.

  13. Ken & Nancy Bence

    Our thoughts and prayers go out to Karen, Sean, Owen and the rest of the Oudekerk family. May you be comforted by years of memories and the blessing of family and friends.

  14. Jeanne Lang Birkeland

    Lisa and family; I’m sorry to hear about the passing of your father. It doesn’t seem that long ago that he watched us pull out of your driveway in your new/used Camero. My prayers are with you and your family as you gather together and share special stories and memories that will always be with you. Take great care my friend…Jeanne

  15. Mark and Kris Juettner

    Scott, Lisa, and family,
    We are so sorry to hear about the passing of your father! Our thoughts and prayers are with you all during this difficult time!

    Mark and Kris Juettner

  16. Jeanne Lang Birkeland

    Lisa and family…I am so sorry to hear about the passing of your father. It doesn’t seem that long ago that he was watching us pull out of your driveway in the new/used Camero!! May your memories be many for years to come. Take care dear friend…Jeanne

  17. Robert & Clarise Reichardt

    Don, you will be missed by your friends and family.

  18. Kyle Wolden

    Judi, I am so sorry for your loss. It was an honor to get to know the both of you. Don was a kind and caring person and will be missed. I hope you can find comfort in your friends and family in these difficult times. May God bless you.

  19. Ruth (Oudekerk) Meyer

    You have my deepest sympathy for your loss of your beloved Donnie. Even though I have not seen him for a long while, I’ll remember his sense of humor most. God will help you through this rough time. Read Proverbs 3:5-6, it will help. Love, Ruth

  20. Shawn Kingstedt Deppa

    I am so sorry to find out about the passing away of your father. It has been so terribly long since I have been in touch and want you all to know that you are in my thoughts and prayers.


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