In Memory of Jeffrey Lynn Hudson

Jeffrey  Lynn Hudson
Jeffrey Lynn Hudson
Born: December 14, 1968
Died: September 29, 2020
Age: 51
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Jeffrey Lynn Hudson
December 14, 1968 - September 29, 2020
From: Ida Grove, IA

Jeffrey Lynn “Jeff” Hudson, age 51, of Ida Grove, Iowa passed away on Tuesday, September 29, 2020, at the MeryOne Siouxland Medical Center of Sioux City, Iowa.

A Celebration of Life will be held at 3:00 p.m., Saturday, October 17, 2020, at the Ida Grove Skate Palace of Ida Grove, Iowa. Pastor Tyler Parson will officiate. A visitation will be held from 11:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m., with family present from 1:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m., Saturday, October 17, 2020, Ida Grove Skate Palace of Ida Grove, Iowa. Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, masks are encouraged and social distancing rules apply. The Christensen-Van Houten Funeral Home of Ida Grove, Iowa is in charge of the funeral arrangements. Condolences may be sent online at


Jeffrey Lynn “Jeff” Hudson, made his entrance into this life on December 14, 1968, in Emmetsburg, Iowa. He was one of seven blessings to his parents Dennis Hudson and Patricia (Imhoff) (Hudson) Hovinga. Changing scenery often, Jeff obtained his GED and furthered his education with two years of college graduating with a certificate in diesel mechanics.

Throughout his life, Jeff deeply treasured his family. He was instinctively encouraging, motivating, and uplifting to everyone around him. Being an avid sports fan, Jeff could be heard rooting on his favorite team, the Chargers, and with that love for sports, it was no surprise he jumped right into coaching his kids’ sporting activities. Jeff was often referred to as a second dad by many of his children’s friends. He always had time to sit and chat with them and lift them up in spirit.

Jeff enjoyed going out for a round of golf, the wind blowing through his hair while joy riding in the Chevy 409, giving of himself freely and loving his grandbabies. His enthusiasm, smile, and boisterous laugh made each day better. You were never alone if Jeff was around. He would make it a point to make sure you knew you were loved with one of his famous big bear hugs.

In 2012, Jeff married the love of his life, Jodie Rohlf, and they made their home in Ida Grove, Iowa. He was currently employed at GOMACO in Ida Grove as a service tech. Jeff forged a 51-year trail of laughter, generosity, compassion, and faith. His beautiful soul has gone on before us but will live on everyday in the hearts of those who have loved him.

Jeff leaves behind his wife, Jodie Hudson of Ida Grove, IA; children Damon Hudson (significant other Aly Phillips) of Center Point, IA, Cassidy Hudson of Des Moines, IA, Lisa (Brian) Lundell of Kiron, IA, Kristina (Jake) Blackman of Ida Grove, IA, Tyler Andrews of Cedar Falls, IA and Madison Schiernbeck of Ida Grove, IA; parents Dennis (Bonnie) Hudson of Rolfe, IA and Patricia Hovinga of Laurens, IA; grandchildren Ava and Levi Blackman and Noah Lundell; brothers Dean Hudson (Dawn) of Ruthven, IA, Curt (Lorie) Hudson of Laurens, IA and Craig Hudson of Laurens, IA; sisters Penny (“Bug”) Rubel of Curlew, IA and Joni (Kenny) Bentsen of Sac City, IA; numerous nieces, nephews, extended family and friends.

He was preceded in death by his infant brother Douglas Hudson; his maternal and paternal grandparents; stepfather Dennis “Hank” Hovinga; and niece Amy Hudson.



3:00 p.m., Saturday
October 17, 2020
Ida Grove Skate Palace
Ida Grove, Iowa


Pastor Tyler Parson


Honorary Pallbearers
Damon Hudson(Aly Phillips)
Cassidy Hudson
Lisa Lundell (Brian)
Kristina Blackman (Jake)
Tyler Andrews
Madison Schiernbeck (Gage)
Noah Lundell
Ava Blackman
Levi Blackman


11:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.
Family Present from 
1:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m.
Saturday, October 17, 2020
Ida Grove Skate Palace
Ida Grove, Iowa


Friday, October 9, 2020 at 9:39 AM
“Thoughts and prayers for all the Hudson sorry for your loss”
- Cindy (Weishaar) Williams
Thursday, October 8, 2020 at 9:44 AM
“Thinking of you and so sorry to hear about Jeff. Prayers”
- Karen
Thursday, October 8, 2020 at 9:44 AM
“Damon and Butchy so sorry for the loss of your dad. Please know we are thinking of your whole family during this time. Lots of love LuLu”
- Sarah Carstens
Monday, October 5, 2020 at 8:53 AM
“Damon and Cassidy I am so very sorry for your loss. Your father was a great guy! Your whole family is in my thoughts and prayers. ”
- Kelli Anderson
Monday, October 5, 2020 at 8:53 AM
“You all have our deepest sympathy, this is very tragic. We are so very sorry your family has to endure this pain. Hold those memories close. We are thinking of you all, and keeping you in our prayers. Sending hugs. ”
- Steve & Tracy Murphy
Monday, October 5, 2020 at 8:53 AM
“We were so shocked & saddened by the news of Jeff’s passing. He was such a genuine great guy and a little league coach for our son Colin. Will miss his smile. Prayers to the family. RIP Jeff”
- Matt & Jaci Carlson
Monday, October 5, 2020 at 8:53 AM
“Our thoughts, prayers and sympathy to the whole family. Jeff was such a caring guy. He touch many in the area. We will forever be grateful for the time he took to work with and coach John in his formative baseball years. Also we will never forget his help in getting John to games when we couldn't because of work or Tonie Jr's games. RIP Jeff.”
- Tonie Sr and Anne Curran
Monday, October 5, 2020 at 8:53 AM
“Jodie & family, please know that my heart is aching for your loss & you are in my thoughts & prayers.”
- Gale McEvoy
Monday, October 5, 2020 at 8:53 AM
“My deepest sympathies for the loss of Jeff. Sending you lots of love and prayers 💗.”
- Rosemarie Rauch
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