Arlan L. “Hooter” “Hud” Hudzinski

Arlan L. “Hooter” “Hud” Hudzinski
Arlan Hudzinski

Arlan L. “Hooter” “Hud” Hudzinski, age 74, of Baraboo, Wisconsin, peacefully passed away on August 4, 2017 surrounded by his family. He was born April 30, 1943 in Baraboo, the son of Roman and Irene (nee Utter) Hudzinski. He married Diane Brody in 1972, and raised one daughter, Michelle. In 1995 he married Bonnie Anchor Foust.

Arlan graduated from Wisconsin Dells High School in 1962, where he reigned as homecoming king his senior year. His favorite high school sports were football and track. He was a well-liked classmate and friend.

Arlan grew up loving nature and hunted and fished successfully his entire life. His favorite places were in a boat with a St. Croix rod or in his woods in a deer stand or blind. He was a member of the Delton Sportsmen’s Club. He was a faithful Green Bay Packer and Badger fan. He served in the US Air Force from 1964 to 1968, including service in Southeast Asia. He then moved to Alaska for five years, where he worked on the Alaskan Pipeline. He returned to Watertown to work for WisPak for 20 years. When he and Bonnie moved to Baraboo, Arlan joined the Kalahari team bringing expertise in water park maintenance and engineering. He worked with the team in Lake Delton and Sandusky, Ohio. Arlan and Bonnie built their dream log home in rural Baraboo in 1997, where he enjoyed hunting on his 40 acres.

Arlan is survived by his wife, Bonnie; daughter Michelle (Jeff) Schwartz of Marshall; stepsons, Mike (Kris) Foust of Waunakee and Aaron Foust of Baraboo; grandchildren, Carter and Jordan Foust; brothers-in-law, Eugene Bauer of Monticello, MN, Jack Anchor of Lake Delton, Bill Anchor of Racine, Clyde Moon of Baraboo and sister-in-law Carolyn Moon of Baraboo, in addition to countless nieces, nephews, great-nieces, great-nephews and many other extended family members and friends. A Celebration of Life will be held on Saturday, August 12, 2017 at 12:00 p.m. at Trapper’s Turn Golf Club in Wisconsin Dells.

Donations may be made to the family to be distributed to various organizations.