Judith L. Fant (nee
Anderson), age 72 of Chesterton, Ind., passed away peacefully on July 30,
She was born on
October 25, 1941 in Gary, Ind., to Russell and Sigrid (nee Bodine) Anderson,
both of whom preceded her in death.
A 1959 graduate of
Chesterton High School, Judy married James L. Fant on June 26, 1959.
She is survived by
her husband Jim, daughter Linnea (Don) Kountz of Crystal Lake, Ill., son
James A. (Lynda) Fant of Chesterton, and grandchildren Catherine, Kurt, and
Andrew Fant, and Erik and Brian Kountz, sister Ingrid (Larry) Ryan of
Chesterton, and many nieces and nephews.
Judy was active at
Augsburg Evangelical Lutheran Church in Porter, Ind., in worship and church
activities. She was a member of Luther League, choir, Altar Guild, Memorial
Committee and a Sunday School and Vacation Bible School teacher. She was
energetically involved in these church projects: Lutheran World Relief,
making school kit bags; Christmas Children’s Clothing drive, collecting
coats, hats, mittens and boots for a local elementary school; local Art
Fair, organizing members to serve food to hungry art-goers; swing prayer
shawls; serving grieving families at funeral luncheons; providing “armchair
travel” postcards to homebound family and friends; and performing random
acts of kindness to local civic workers. She was also a generous contributor
to the Westchester Food Pantry. She loved to plan and organize travel trips
with friends to Europe, and with family to all 50 United States, Canada,
Australia, New Zealand, Iceland, Mexico, Caribbean and Bahama Islands, and
especially to Sweden, where with Jim, they took all five grandchildren, to
visit relatives and adopted relatives.
The family will
receive friends on Monday, August 4, 2014, from 4 until 8 p.m., at
White-Love Funeral Home, 525 S. 2nd St., Chesterton.
will be held on Tuesday, August 5, at 11 a.m. at Augsburg Evangelical
Lutheran Church, 100 Mineral Springs Rd., Porter, with a visitation prior
from 10 a.m. until time of service.
In Lieu of flowers,
memorial donations may be given to Augsburg Evangelical Lutheran Church in
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