Elmer Dudley, 82, of Creston died Jan. 12, 2005, at his home.
Mr. Dudley, son of Mary Elizabeth (Mann) and Elmer Alvin Dudley Sr., was born June 27, 1922, in Council Bluffs. He graduated from Creston High School in 1940. On Sept. 14, 1947, he married Dora M. Brown in Creston. They later divorced. He lived in Creston most of his life and also in Glenwood and Washington, Ill., for several years. He worked for Gits Manufacturing in the shipping department for many years. He worked as an attendant in a gas station in Washington, Ill., about 10 years before retiring. He was a member of the Fishing Club in Illinois and American Legion and VFW, both in Creston. He served in the U.S. Army during World War II from October 1942 to November 1945. Survivors include a daughter, Dora (husband Jack) Shimer of Creston; a son, Michael Alvin Dudley of Des Moines; four grandchildren, Paul (wife Claries), Paula, Michelle and Patsy; three great-grandchildren, Jordan, Jenna and Brenna; sister Naomi (husband Lowell) Young of Avoca; and many nieces, nephews and other relatives. He was preceded in death by his parents, former wife in 1995, two brothers, Ed Dudley and one in infancy; and two sisters, Loreen Emhoff and Lucille Speed.