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Janice JoAnn Studtmann dies at 63

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Janice JoAnn Studtmann, of Westville, formerly of LaGrange Park, Ill., passed away Sunday, Jan. 7, 2007, after a courageous battle with cancer. She was 63.

She was born Oct. 16, 1943 in Berwyn, Ill., the daughter of Dorothy (Binder) Culp and Carl Edward Culp, both of whom preceded her in death.

On June 22, 1968, she married Earl Irwin Studtmann, who survives.

She is also survived by a son, David (Julie) Studtmann of Mesa Ariz.; a daughter, Lynn (Mark) Schiling of Portage; step-daughter, Kathryn (Myron) Hardeman of Kate, Texas; step-son, Karl (Torri) Studtmann of Jackson, Tenn.; sisters, Carol Mattson of Riverside, Ill., Darlene (Anthony) Fornetti of Iron Mt., Mich.; adopted mother, Dorothy (Culp) Gundberg of LaGrange, Ill; step-sister, Caren (Thomas) Carpenter of Orange, Conn. and many grandchildren, step-grand children and nieces and nephews.

She was also preceded in death by an infant son, Charles Edward, a step-son Dennis Irwin Studtmann; step-father Carl Gundberg, brother-in-law, Victor Mattson and dear friend Joyce Foreman.

Janice graduated from Lyons Twp. High School in 1961 and Valparaiso University with a Bachelor of Science degree as a Medical Technologist. She worked in Porter Memorial Hospital laboratory for 35 years. She loved her family and enjoyed spending time and playing with her granddaughters Emma, Elizabeth, Sydney, Payton and Sophia Janice Studtmann in Ariz. She loved her profession and enjoyed her coworkers and dear friend Mary Veach. She loved tending to her flower garden, watching hummingbirds with Emma and being home with her loved ones. Janice had the gifts of story telling, contagious laughter and wisdom.

Janice was a member of the Faith Memorial Lutheran Church.

Following cremation at Angelcrest Crematory, a memorial service, Rev. John Albers officiating, will be held at 2 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 10 at Moeller Funeral Home, 104 Roosevelt. Rd., Valparaiso.

Visitation will be from 1 p.m. Wednesday until time of service.

Memorial contributions may be given to the American Cancer Society or the Lance Armstrong Foundation.


Posted 1/8/2007