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