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Joan K (Deranek) DrudgeSeptember 7, 1946 ~ July 10, 2017 (age 70)
Joan K. Drudge, age 70, of South Bend, IN passed away on Monday, July 10, 2017 at 6:16 PM. Joan was a homemaker and lifetime resident of South Bend. Joan was an avid gardener and enjoyed Notre Dame football. She took in many of her children’s friends over the years, and her grandchildren were her life.
Joan was born on September 7, 1946 in South Bend to Edmond and Ruby (Price) Deranek. She was married on June 28, 1969 in South Bend to Darrell Drudge, who survives. Joan is also survived by daughters Linda D. (John) Buck Mishawaka, IN, Teri J. Drudge of South Bend, and Robyn M. Drudge of South Bend; grandchildren Robert Buck, Jonathan Buck, Brandon Drudge, Jacob Lange, and Olivia Freeman; sisters Peggy Korlowicz of South Bend, Charlene (Ron) Christensen of Niles, MI, and Barbara (Tom) Pattillo of North Charleston, SC; brother Thomas (Jane) Deranek of South Bend; brother-in-law Dennis Drudge of Elkhart, IN; sister-in-law Betty Deranek of Concord, MI; and a host of nieces and nephews. She is preceded in death by her brothers Albert Deranek, Ronald Deranek, George Deranek, and Eugene Deranek; brother-in-law Larry Korlowicz; and her parents.
A visitation for Joan will be held on Thursday, July 13, 2017 from 5:00-8:00 PM at Palmer Funeral Home River Park, 2528 Mishawaka Ave., South Bend, IN 46615. Funeral services for Joan will be held on Friday, July 14, 2017 at 12 o’clock noon at Palmer Funeral Home River Park Chapel. Pastor Bob Vale will officiate. Friends may visit with the family one hour prior to the service. Burial will follow at Highland Cemetery of South Bend. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Drudge family in the care of Palmer Funeral Homes. Online condolences may be shared with the Drudge family at www.palmerfuneralhomes.com.
For the family c/o Palmer Funeral Home
2528 Mishawaka Avenue, South Bend IN 46615