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Jerome "Jerry" Donald Dudzinski

December 30, 1948 ~ October 1, 2021 (age 72)


Jerome “Jerry” Donald Dudzinski, age 72 of Cottage Grove, passed away unexpectedly on October 1, 2021.

Jerry was the ultimate family man; he loved his children and grandchildren very much. Jerry enjoyed gardening and being an active member of The Church of St. Rita. Over the past years, Jerry devoted himself as a full-time caregiver to his beloved wife, Mary Jo.

Jerry is survived by his wife, Mary Jo; children, Donny (Michelle), Chris (Tina), and Michelle (Jordan) Schopper; grandchildren, Jack, Emma, Taylor, Brandon, Parker, Logan, and Charlotte; sisters, Mary Boyd, and Patty Wirtz; and other extended family members.

He is preceded in death by his parents; and brother-in-law, Tom Wirtz.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be held on Friday, October 15, 2021 at 11am at The Church of St. Rita (8694 80th St S, Cottage Grove, MN) with visitation beginning at 10am. A visitation will also be held at Kok Funeral Home (7676 80th St S, Cottage Grove, MN) on Thursday, October 14, 2021, 4pm-7pm.

LIVESTREAM INFORMATION:  For those who would like to participate in Jerry's service via livestream, you can watch the service on Friday, October 15, 2021 at 11:00 am.  It can be viewed by scrolling to the bottom of this page, and "CLICK PLAY" to begin.  Please leave a message of support on our Tribute Wall to let the family know you were able to watch the service.  If you are having troubles with the Livestream, the service will be available to watch later in the day


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October 14, 2021

4:00 PM to 7:00 PM
Kok Funeral Home - Cottage Grove
7676 - 80th Street S
Cottage Grove, MN 55016

October 15, 2021

10:00 AM to 11:00 AM
Church of St. Rita (Cottage Grove)

Memorial Mass
October 15, 2021

11:00 AM
Church of St. Rita (Cottage Grove)

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