KASSON, MINN; Udell O. Haydon (Fisher), 89, passed away Wednesday, January 25, 2012 at Prairie Meadows in Kasson.
Udell was born September 24, 1922 in Rudyard, MI to Elmer and Hazel (Keahler) Bergeron. In August of 1939, Udell married Mike Haydon. Together, Udell and Mike, ran many rooming houses and were the owners and operators of The Haydon Hotel. Udell was a very artistic and creative woman. She enjoyed painting, taking pictures, crocheting and playing her guitar and harmonica. She was a wonderful homemaker, spending her time sewing, baking, cooking and tending to her garden. Above all, Udell loved spending time with the most important people in her life, her family. She will be greatly missed.
Udell is survived by her daughters, Deanna (Tom) Knox of Mooresville, NC, Jude (Jim) Holtan of Oronoco, MN, and Barbara Kruger of Rochester, MN; 7 grandchildren, Daniel Carpenter, Dana Carpenter, Mike Haydon, Brandon Haydon, Tyler Haydon, Barbara (Paul) Streiff, and Breanna Holtan; 9 great-grandchildren, Nicole, Katie, Sophie, Maxwell, Esme, Trevor, Nathan, Faith and Grace.
Udell was preceded in death by her parents; first husband, Mike Haydon; second husband, Bill Fisher and her son, Robert Haydon.
A funeral service will be held 11:00am Saturday, January 28, 2012 at Ranfranz and Vine Funeral Home 5421 Royal Place NW, Rochester. Visitation will be from 9:30am until time of service. Interment will be at Calvary Cemetery.
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To the daughters of Udell:
I would like to send my dearest sympathy to your family. I don''''t know if you remember me but I worked part-time evenings at Prairie Meadows a couple years back. Your mother was a beautiful lady. Having lost my mother at a young age, the ladies at Prairie Meadows meant so much to me. I truly enjoyed taking care of your mother. She was loving, fun, witty, and full of spunk. She kept us on are toes. She will not be forgotten. Again, my deepest sympathy for your loss. Tammy
To Jude and family,
My sincere condolences to you and your family on the loss of your mother. Having lost my mother a few years ago I know what a void is left at this time. Remember all the wonderful memories as it helps so much in the days ahead.