Michael Dudley


Michael G. Dudley, 70, formerly of Ottumwa died at 1:30 p.m. September 18, 2020 at Brown Deer Place in Coralville.

He was born May 21, 1950 in Iowa City to Kenneth and Marjorie Olson Dudley. He married Patricia “Pat” Thomson on July 27, 1968 and she preceded him in death on May 2, 2013.

A graduate of Ottumwa High School, he earned a degree in horticulture from Indian Hills Community College in 1987. He worked various jobs, retiring in 2012.

For 35 years he was a drummer for Punk Miller Band and was also in The Texas Band. He was an avid golfer, enjoyed hunting, fishing, camping, traveling and perfecting his Grill Master craft.

Surviving are two daughters; Mikki (Jason) McCarty of Dubuqu and Lisa (Adam) Schaefer of Burlington; three grandsons, Brenden Tarrence, Keaton Tarrence and Ian Taylor; five step-grandchildren, Austinn and Karli Schaefer, Caleb, Chloe and Lily McCarty; a brother, Brian (Debbie) Dudley of Dallas, TX.

He was preceded in death by his parents; a brother, Ken Dudley Jr.; and a sister, Kathy Dudley.

Limited open visitation for friends will be 3 p.m. to 5 p.m. Wednesday at Reece Funeral Home. Cremation will follow the visitation. Inurnment will be 11 a.m. Saturday at Shaul Cemetery.

Memorials may be made to Heartland Humane Society.

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