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Memorial Day Services set

Memorial Day observances are scheduled Monday in the Hudson area at St. Patrick's Catholic Cemetery at 9 a.m. and Willow River Cemetery at 10:15.

The presentations are sponsored by American Legion Post 50 and Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 2115.

Sgt. Gabriel "Gabe" Schauf of Hammond will give the address at Willow River Cemetery. Schauf served six years with the Wisconsin Army National Guard, Bravo Company 1-128th Infantry of Rice Lake, including one tour of Iraq.

During his time in service, Schauf earned the Army Commendation Award and the Good Conduct Medal. He has a mortuary science degree from the University of Minnesota and is a funeral director at O'Connell Family Funeral Home.

The Willow River service will be held rain or shine and includes members of the Boy Scouts, Hudson High School band, Miss Hudson royalty and local veterans.

The service at St. Patrick's Cemetery includes a military salute by the American Legion-VFW Honor Guard and a Mass that will be held in St. Patrick's Church if inclement weather develops.

Services at Lakeview (Lakeland) and Afton cemeteries will follow the Willow River ceremonies at approximately 11:15 and 11:45 respectively.

Members of the Memorial Day Committee include Gordon Knudson, John Helgeson, Merlin Blaisdell and Wanda Plourde.