|(Saturday - November
28, 2020) - Nancy E. (Pilon) Cudnohufsky, age 87, of Iron Mountain
passed away peacefully on Tuesday November 24, at Freeman Nursing and
Rehabilitation Community. Lloyd J. Cudnohufsky, age 90, of Iron Mountain
passed away peacefully on Wednesday, November 25, at Freeman Nursing and
Nancy was born April 2, 1933 in
Escanaba to the late Louis and Violet V (Chaillier) Pilon. She graduated
from Iron Mountain High school in 1951. Lloyd was born February 17, 1930
in Niagara, to the late Rudolph and Blanche (Chamberlain) Cudnohufsky.
At the age of 17 Lloyd enlisted and received his GED through the Navy.
On May 23, 1953 Lloyd and Nancy married at St. Mary & St. Joseph
Catholic church. Lloyd was stationed on the East Coast for 13 years
where their family grew to include five children. They moved back to
their hometown of Iron Mountain and purchased and operated The Iron
Mountain Machine Shop and started Tazer Manufacturing. Nancy enrolled in
community college to learn bookkeeping for the businesses, which they
operated together for almost 50 years.
They both loved traveling
and had the opportunity to travel to Europe, Asia, Hawaii, and
throughout the United States. Nancy was an excellent seamstress and
shared her talents as a 4-H leader. She loved to knit and bake,
especially with the apples from her orchard. She also loved reading,
playing games, bird watching and gardening.
Lloyd was a skilled
precision metal machinist and master craftsman. One of the last projects
Lloyd was instrumental in completing was the WWII Waco CG-4 glider, that
was mass produced at the Kingsford Ford Motor Plant, currently on
display in Iron Mountain, MI. In addition to the passion he had for
metal work and operating his businesses, he was an avid outdoor
enthusiast. He was a superb woodsman, hunter and fisherman. He spent
many years fishing the great lakes on his boats. He was an excellent
marksman and shared his outdoor passions with his family, teaching them
the skills of hunting. He enjoyed many other hobbies throughout his life
such as wood carving, model building and RC planes to name but a few.
Lloyd served on the American Welding Society and was instrumental in
teaching welding to his grandsons Alex & Anthony, as well as many other
young men & women.
Left to cherish their memory are their
children Jared (Shawna) Cudnohufsky of Kingsford MI, Paula (Danny)
Pummill of Triangle VA, Laura (Michael) Mainville of Iron Mountain MI,
Lloyd R (Lorrie) Cudnohufsky of Hanceville AL & Aaron (Laurie)
Cudnohufsky of Grant FL. Nancy is survived by her siblings, Gary
(Janice) Pilon, Randy (Cindy) Pilon, Debbie (Steve) Krueger, Renee
(Chris) Wilson, Sister-in-law Joann Pilon, & Brother-in-law Dave
Palmcook. Lloyd is survived by his siblings Irene Ebidon, Ret Lt Col
Eugene Cudnohufsky & Ronnie Cudnohufsky.
Nancy and Lloyd loved
and cherished time with their grandchildren Alex Cudnohufsky, Anthony (Lexi)
Cudnohufsky, Jason (Karrie) Pummill, Jamie Pummill, Danny B (Amy)
Pummill, Michael C (Teresa) Mainville, Angela (Neal) Jack, Gwenn
Mainville, Nicholas Mainville, Benjamin Mainville, David (Ginger)
Cudnohufsky, Jessica (Rudy) Cecrle, Kayte Frahm, Josh Cudnohufsky,
Lorrin Cudnohufsky, Shawn (Annette) Cudnohufsky, Corry Cudnohufsky, and
Tyler Cudnohufsky. They are also survived by many great grandchildren,
nieces, nephews and many other wonderful family and friends.
addition to their parents, Nancy was preceded in death by her brother
Robert (Bob) Pilon and dear sister Carol Palmcook. Lloyd was preceded in
death by his brother-in-law Donald Ebidon.
heartfelt appreciation to the Arms of Angels and Freeman Nursing &
Rehabilitation staff for the love and support provided over the years.
Due to the uncertainties surrounding COVID-19, services will be held
at a later date.
In lieu of flowers donations can be made to
Alzheimer's Association, Menominee Range Historical Museum in Iron
Mountain or the American Welding Society in their memory.
Condolences to the family of Nancy and Lloyd Cudnohufsky may be
expressed online at:
The family has entrusted the
Erickson-Rochon & Nash Funeral home with arrangements.