St. Norbert College & Local Community Mourn Passing of Dudley Birder

Posted on 11-27-2022

(De Pere, WI – 11/26/2022) – Saint Norbert College announced that Dudley Birder, affectionately known as “Music Man,” died Saturday, November 26th, at the age of 95:

“Everyone in the St. Norbert College family mourns the loss of our friend and colleague Dudley Birder”, said  St. Norbert College Interim President, Thomas Kunkel. “Indeed, for many Dudley was synonymous with St. Norbert. More than anyone he elevated the modern profile of the college and made thousands and thousands of people around the world aware of it as our foremost cultural ambassador.

Closer to home, the Dudley Birder Chorale and Music Theatre contributed immensely to the cultural life of Northeast Wisconsin and greatly enhanced our collective quality of life. Other institutions tried to lure him away, but for Dudley, this place was home.

We will be forever grateful to him for his decades of musicianship, friendship, and dedication, and our hearts go out to the Birder family.”

Funeral Arrangements are Pending

(photo credit: SNC Facebook Page)