Elmwood Funeral Chapel & Crematory

Visitation Information

Judith A Perdue

Passed away on May 8, 2019

Judith Ann Perdue died peacefully on Wednesday, May 8, 2019.  Born and raised in Michigan City, IN, she had a life-long love affair with Lake Michigan, which her grandson dubbed “Judy’s Lake”. Any day in or near the water was a good day. A teenager in the 50’s, she worked on roller skates as a car hop, and danced the nights away with her friends, later attending Augustana Nursing College in Chicago. She loved Frank Sinatra, bled Cubbie blue, was proud to be a nurse, and was a woman of strong faith. She married (and later divorced) a dashing Air Force man, Bill Perdue, and they produced three sons in rapid succession, Douglas, Bradley, and Christopher (Penny), who brought her much joy and laughter even when they drove her to distraction. She deeply loved, and was endlessly proud of her grandchildren Eric (Danielle) Shea, and Scot (Valerie), Justin (Kelle), Abby, Tony, and Rachel Perdue, along with her great-grandchildren, Abby, Adrian, Aiden, Rylee, and Benjamin.  Judy, 78, was preceded in death by her loving and funny brother, Dan, his wife Marilyn, their son Andy, and her parents, Clyde and Arlene Lauer. She will be buried next to Clyde and Arlene, not far from “her” lake, in a private ceremony. Visitation and Funeral Services Saturday, May 11, 2019 from 12:00 noon until time of service at 3:00 pm at the Elmwood Funeral Chapel 11300 W. 97th Ln. (1/2 block west of US 41/Wicker Ave. at 97th LN.) St. John.  Private interment Greenwood Cemetery, Michigan City, Indiana.  For more information 219-365-3474 or www.elmwoodchapel.com

Funeral Service:
Elmwood Funeral Chapel
11300 W. 97th Ln.
St. John, Indiana 46373
Saturday, May 11, 2019 - 3:00 pm

Private interment Greenwood Cemetery
Michigan City, Indiana

Visitation Location

St. John
11300 W. 97th Lane
St. John, IN 46373
(219) 365-3474


Visitation Information

Saturday, May 11, 2019 - 12:00 pm until 3:00 pm

"Chris, Penny, and the entire Perdue Family, We are deeply saddened by your loss and grieve with you. Judy lived a full life and died peacefully, and that is a good ending for any of us. We hope that your beautiful memories sustain and uplift you during this difficult time. Our thoughts are with you. With deepest condolences, Jack and Becky Brown"
- Jack and Becky Brown
May 9, 2019 6:05 pm

Candles Lit
" I consider Judy a part of my extended family, as she was my brother-in-law‘s mother, and I was also very glad to call her a friend. I will always remember her kind smile and warm laugh. May she now rest in peace."
- Joanna Kruse
May 9, 2019 10:26 pm