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Judith "Judie" Diane Lenz

January 2, 1953 ~ December 15, 2020 (age 67)


Judith “Judie” Diane Lenz, passed away at the age of 67 on December 15, 2020 at Community East Hospital. 

She was born on January 2, 1953, in Elgin, Illinois.  She attended St. Joseph Catholic School, Elgin High School and Elgin Community College in IL. 

She is survived by her granddaughter, Brionna N. Lenz; her daughter-in-law, Susan N. Lenz of Greenwood, IN; her sisters, Christine Schuchmann (Steve) of Iowa, Karel Odegard (Charlie) of Minnesota, and Mary Scott (Bill) of Illinois; many good friends, nieces, nephews, and cousins.

She was predeceased by her son, Jeremy Michael Lenz of Greenwood, IN; her nephew, Seth M. Reich of Minnesota; her parents, Robert J. and Marilyn J. Lenz; her grandparents, George and Ethel Daniels; her long-time dear friend, Juanita.

She was employed by Walker & Assoc. in Elgin, IL, and transferred to Indiana with that company. She worked there for many years.  She also worked part-time at Buck’s Sunoco.  She was employed by Indiana Public Schools for more than 20 years before retiring as Food Service Manager in 2018. Judie loved seeing the children at school every day and enjoyed being around their energy and enthusiasm.

She grieved the loss of her son, Jeremy in 2004.  She loved her granddaughter Brionna and was very proud of her and thought of her every day.  She had a strong faith in God and was pleased to attend services with her friend Dionne while she could.  She loved reading, music, trying new recipes, spending time with her dear friends and watching HGTV, The Food Channel, The Voice and Good Bones. She enjoyed listening to her friend Reene’s daughter sing!  She loved her kitties, Trouble and Blossom. She was sad yet comforted to know the kitties could live at the Cat Haven when she had to give them up.

There was a small private gathering due to Covid-19 restrictions.  She will be cremated.  Condolences may be made to the Jessen Funeral website.

Arrangements are entrusted to Jessen Funeral Homes & Crematory ~ Whiteland Chapel.






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