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Streamwood deputy fire chief dies Tuesday

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Family and fellow firefighters are mourning the death Tuesday of 45-year-old Streamwood Deputy Fire Chief Mark Hudson, a 20-year veteran of the village's fire department.

According to his obituary, Hudson graduated from Princeton High School in Princeton, Ill. in 1985 and earned his bachelor's degree from Benedictine University.

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He married Kathryn Ward in 1992, the same year he became a firefighter and paramedic in Streamwood.

Hudson rose through the ranks of the department, becoming a lieutenant in 1999, a battalion chief in 2001 and deputy chief in 2006.

Hudson also owned Hudson Cleaning and Restoration Inc. He was an avid NASCAR fan who also enjoyed camping, according to his obituary.

Besides his wife, Hudson is survived by his children, Kara and Kendall, his parents, sister, a nephew and niece.

Visitation will be from 3 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 8 until the time of service at 8 p.m. that evening at Countryside Funeral Home and Crematory, 1640 Greenmeadows Blvd. (at Barrington Road) in Streamwood/Schaumburg.

A second visitation will be held from 4 to 8 p.m. Friday, Nov. 9 at Norberg Memorial Home, 701 E. Thompson St. in Princeton, Ill. Funeral services will be held at 10 a.m. Saturday, Nov. 10 at the funeral home. Burial will follow in Oakland Cemetery in Princeton.

In lieu of flowers, the family is asking to direct memorials for Hudson's children's college fund.

For more information, call (630) 289-8054 or visit countrysidefuneralhomes.com.

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