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Updated: Dick Dudley, well-known philanthropist, dead at 89

6:37 PM, Aug. 27, 2013
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Richard "Dick" Dudley, who gave millions of dollars to local institutions and projects and was one of Wausau's best-known philanthropists, has died.

Dudley, whose reputation as a tough-talking, risk-taking businessman with a unique desire to invest in the community's development earned him the nickname "Mr. Wausau," died Tuesday at his home of natural causes. He was 89.

Dudley was born in Waupaca and moved to Wausau with his mother, father and three brothers in 1926. Dudley served in the Naval Air Corps during World War II and has been a member of the American Legion for more than 30 years. ...

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