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Donn "Chris"'s Story

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Chris peacefully transitioned from this life to be with his creator on December 21, 2017. Chris was born on July 21, 1959 and resided in the Benzie County area for the last 36 years. He loved the area and enjoyed morel mushroom hunting, fishing, foraging, camping, going to the beach, vacationing to the UP, off-roading and exploring. Prior to his disability he was a highly skilled journeyman plumber. Those who witnessed his craft often referred to his boiler work as works of art. His talents were multi faceted and he spent 20 years creating a beautiful home for his family. Friends and family who knew him well describe him as patient, kind, loving, a gentle spirit, an uplifter, chivalrous, a gentleman, a survivor, intelligent, deeply spiritual, iron will, sensitive, faithful, generous, lion hearted, and a bad ass. His staple fashion accessories were a crucifix, a watch, and a pocket knife. The greatest love of his life was his family who he adored; His children Laurenn Rudd, Aleah Rudd, Lane Rudd, brother Jonn Scott Rudd, and ex wife/ best friend Dorina Rudd. Chris had a history of battling addictions and ultimately loved others more than he loved himself. There will be a celebration of his life in the Spring. In lieu of flowers or donations the family asks that you remember to be kind to one another and pay it forward.
Published on January 8, 2018
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