Dorothy “Faith” Dudley


Dorothy “Faith” Dudley, 66, of Chatfield, MN, passed away with her children by her side on Sunday, December 10, 2023, at the Chosen Valley Care Center in Chatfield, MN, after a long battle with ESRD.

Faith was born on September 27, 1957, at Miller Hospital in St. Paul, MN, to Leonard and Dorothy Ann (Spading) Miller and was the oldest of four children.  Faith grew up on the outskirts of Byron, MN, and graduated with honors from Byron High School in 1975.  After high school she held various jobs before finding her passion in caring for others as a CNA/TMA at the Chosen Valley Care Center in Chatfield, MN.

Faith married Kevin L. House in October 1978 and shared two children (Brenda and Jason) before divorcing in January 1981.  She married Roger E. Dudley in May 1983, and moved to Chatfield, MN. They shared one child (Robyn) together.  Faith resided with him until moving into the Chosen Valley Care Center in 2015.

Faith was very family-centered and self-giving ensuring everyone’s needs were met before hers.  She loved spending time with her family especially her grandkids. She was an artistic genius.  Faith was exceptionally skilled and gifted in many techniques especially oil painting, charcoal drawing, and pencil sketch.  She loved reading, camping, music, and dancing.  She loved playing word games and spent many hours playing Scrabble and UpWords with her children.  Faith also enjoyed playing BINGO with her parents, aunts, and sisters.

Faith is survived by three children, Brenda (Andy) Larson, Jason (Crystal) Dudley, and Robyn (Kurt) Dudley; grandchildren Masey, Charleigh, Kane, Michael, Jacie, Dallas, and Sydney; sisters Teresa (Tom) Small, Rebecca (Timothy) Hollermann, and Michelle (Michael) Bacon; and many nieces and nephews.  Faith was preceded in death by her parents; granddaughter, MaKenzie Swanson-Larson, JC and Esther Dudley; two brothers-in-law, William Dudley, and Jay Dudley; and sister-in-law, Linda Dudley.

Visitation will be held from 4:00 – 6:00 p.m. on Tuesday, December 19th at Rochester Cremation located at 1605 Civic Center Drive NW, Rochester, MN, and one hour prior to the service on Wednesday at the church.  Memorial services will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Wednesday, December 20th at Douglas United Methodist Church located at 6507 75th Street NW, Douglas, MN, with Pastor Keith Mercer officiating.  There will be a graveside service at Douglas Cemetery with a luncheon following at the church.

We would like to give our heartfelt thanks to the staff at the Chosen Valley Care Center, Olmsted Medical Center, and Mayo Clinic Nephrology and Dialysis teams for all the compassion and care they provided throughout the years. We would also like to recognize and give appreciation to Seasons Hospice for their loving care and support.

Rochester Cremation Services is honored to serve the family. Memories and condolences of Faith may be shared at

3 thoughts on “Dorothy “Faith” Dudley

  1. She was a wonderful lady. Always a bright smile and cheery mood. She will be missed. Our thoughts and prayers to all of you. Jeremy, Veronica Johnson and family

  2. Dorothy was my friend through out our lifetime. From kids in Byron through out our adult life. She was a cherished friend. We walked a lot of miles together. She always left you with a smile on your face and a warm hug. She was a friend to remember. God gets her now. We will see you again Dorothy. Love you.

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