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Elwin L "Fudd" Fedie

Elwin L "Fudd" Fedie

Elwin L. “Fudd” Fedie, age 84 of Durand, died Sunday, November 24, 2019 at the Plum City Care Center in Plum City.

Fudd was born on August 9, 1935 in the Town of Canton, rural Buffalo County. He was the son of Albert and Agnes (Anibas) Fedie. Fudd grew up on the family farm and attended Sacred Heart School in Lima. After high school, Fudd took a job with Northern States Power (NSP), now Xcel Energy, as a meter reader. He retired in 1993 after 36 years with Xcel Energy. Fudd was married to Barbara Ann Gund for 21 years and to Diane Talford for 20 years. Fudd was active in the community, serving with the Durand Fire Department, Durand Municipal Ambulance Service, Durand City Council and Pepin County Board. He was also an EMT Instructor for Chippewa Valley Technical College.

Fudd enjoyed going fishing, golfing, playing cards and softball.

Fudd is survived by his children; Scott (Peggy) of Egan, MN, Brad (Peggy) of Boscobel and Laurie Fedie-Kohls of St. Cloud, step-daughters; Jill (Scott)Wilson of Farmington, MN and Amy (Brian) Stern, Eden Prairie, MN, four grandchildren; Joshua, Jessica, Lindsay and Kylie, one brother; Felix (Jacquie) of Altoona, one sister; Rosemary Achenbach of Menomonie, one sister-in-law; Delores Fedie of Mondovi, one brother-in-law; Dave Radle of LaGrange, IN, nieces, nephew, other relatives and friends. He is preceded in death by his parents, one brother; Gerald Fedie and one sister; Margaret Ann Radle.

Funeral Mass will be 11:00AM Friday, November 29, 2019 at St. Mary Catholic Church in Durand with Rev. Emmanuel Asamoah-Bekoe officiating. Burial will be in the church cemetery at a later date. Visitation will be from 10:00AM until the time of services at the church on Friday.

Rhiel Funeral Home & Cremation Services, Durand, is serving the family.


  1. Judy & Richard Schlosser

    Sad to hear of his passing. We enjoyed him while he was in Plum City and for many years before!

  2. Laurie Kohls

    I personally want to thank everyone for honoring my father in his passing, and the support showed by everyone who came. I also want to thank Rhiels Funeral home for their service and the compassion that they showed. Thank you to the Durand Fire Department and the Durand EMS for his final call and memorable processional to his resting place. He was a great father, and will me missed deeply. RIP dad. Love Always!


    Sympathy to Fudds family. I knew Fudd for many years , he will be greatly missed.

  4. Kris Kruckman

    So sorry to hear of Fudd's passing. Together, he and I started training to be EMS instructors in 1979. I spent many an EMT class, Registry exam and state called meetings with Fudd and certainly enjoyed his camaraderie, jokes and wisdom. It was always great to hear a Fudd story at O'Leary's Pub in Eau Claire after EMT class. Wonderful man, great public servant!
    Kris Kruckman, Ret. CVTC, Eau Claire Fire Rescue

  5. Diane

    Fudd was our family’s Santa for years. He was a very dear friend of the family and our dad enjoyed bowling and playing cards with him. They also served as volunteer firemen for years. RIP Fuddie.

  6. Joanne Hovey

    Sympathy to Fudds family. He was a very nice man that always had something to talk about. Keep the happy memories close.

  7. Sue

    So sorry for your loss. So many fond memories of Fudd growing up and at the Care Center. Always had a smile and a big hug. Will miss him.

  8. Colleen & Tom Garnevicus

    Fudd was a good card player and all-round nice guy. He will be missed!

  9. John Judy Parr

    Hugs. Our thought are with you

  10. Jeff and Mary Lee

    We are so sorry to hear of your fathers passing. Please know you are in our thoughts, at this difficult time. Hold on to all those precious memories. We will keep you in prayer.

  11. Beth (Fedie) Smith

    So sorry for your loss. Will always remember Fudd from the fire department. Loved to visit and talk with him at the care center in Plum City. He will be greatly missed!


    I will miss seeing Fudd when I stop at the care center. He always had a smile and a little joke.

    Kris and Dave Polzer

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