Memorial services have been announced for former Indianapolis Mayor Bill Hudnut, who died Sunday at the age of 84. Washington D.C. will hold the first memorial service, followed by a public calling and service in Indianapolis.
The Washington service will take place January 4 at St. Columba’s Episcopal Church with a reception to follow. In Indianapolis, a public calling will be held January 6 from 3:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. at Second Presbyterian Church at 7700 North Meridian Street. The memorial service will be held at the same church the following day at 11:00 a.m.
A family spokesman released the former congressman’s last public statement, which said, "about the journey, it’s been a wonderful trip. As I have said many times, I hope my epitaph will read: ‘He built well and he cared about people.’ In my last years, I have become deeply aware of the love from family and friends and well-wishers with which I have been surrounded. I cherish the affection and support of friends too numerous to count. I have appreciated the posts on the CaringBridge website expressing appreciation, encouragement, and loving concern. I can’t be sure, but it seems as though great love must endure."
In lieu of flowers, Hudnut requested prior to his death that memorial contributions be made to support any of the following organizations:
The Hudnut Commons plaza maintenance fund, at Downtown Indy, Inc. Contributions can be sent to:
Hudnut Commons Project
Downtown Indy, Inc.
111 Monument Circle, Suite 1900
Indianapolis, IN 46204
Hudnut Scholarship in Public Leadership at the IUPUI School of Public and Environmental Affairs. Checks can be sent to the Indiana University Foundation with “Hudnut Scholarship in Public Leadership” on the memo line:
Indiana University Foundation
P.O. Box 6460
Indianapolis, IN 46206
Institute for Civic Leadership & Mayoral Archives at the University of Indianapolis. Contributions can be sent to:
The University of Indianapolis
Office of the President
c/o Mayoral Archives and Mayor Bill Hudnut
1400 East Hanna Avenue, Indianapolis, IN 46227