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Judy A. Lindzy, 71, passed away peacefully in her home, with her family by her side, on Thursday, April 12, 2018.
Judy was born on February 5, 1947 to the late Melvin L. Kubsch and Dorothy H. Bauer Kubsch in South Bend, IN, and was a lifetime area resident. She attended Stuckey Elementary School and Clay High School. She held a design degree from Southwestern Michigan College.
On July 3, 1965, at St. Therese Little Flower Catholic Church, Judy married her high school sweetheart, Richard “Dick” Lindzy. Together, the two celebrated nearly 53 years of marriage. She brought two wonderful boys into the world: Richard (Jennifer) Lindzy and Rodney (Jeanne) Lindzy, both of South Bend. She had six grandchildren who adored her: Annmarie (Colin) McFadden of Stafford, VA; and Emily Lindzy, Molly Lindzy, Evan Lindzy, Hadley Lindzy and Isabella Lindzy, all of South Bend. Judy is also survived by her brother Terry (Mary) Kubsch of Logansport, IN.
Judy was the best daughter, wife, sister, mother and grandmother that anyone could ask for. She was a kind and loving woman, with a laugh that would brighten any room, not only for her family, but also the many family friends who also called her “Grandma.” She loved nothing more than spending time with family, especially at the family lake house on Birch Lake. Her husband, sons, and grandkids were the center of her life. Judy was happiest around her family and friends, always making them her first priority.
Judy and Dick owned and operated Factory Tile, Inc., in Roseland, IN, for over 50 years. Judy often said that however many years she and Dick were married, you should double it, because they worked side-by-side every day. She took great pride in the thousands of customers she and the Lindzy family have served in the Michiana area, and the friendships that were forged through the business.
In addition to family and her career, Judy had many hobbies and interests. She was a lifelong fan of the University of Notre Dame. She and Dick could be found at any number of sporting events on the campus throughout the year. Judy also enjoyed gardening and working in her yard. She found joy in sunshine and beautiful flowers. In addition to all of that, Judy could be found in her kitchen every day, baking treats for her family and friends; no one left her home with an empty stomach. Dick and Judy were also long-time parishioners of Saint Joseph Church in Mishawaka, IN.
Judy was a lifelong resident of “Dog Patch.” She took pride in her neighborhood, and the wonderful people who live there. It was well-known that hers and Dick’s front door was always open to anyone who wanted to stop in to simply visit, share a meal, or watch a Notre Dame football game. You could constantly find another family member or friend at Dick and Judy’s house, drawn to the warm and inviting atmosphere in their home.
Judy Lindzy was a woman of exemplary character and extraordinary kindness, who will truly be missed by all whose lives she touched. She was a confidant to some, a role model to others, and a blessing to all. Not a day went by that she didn’t strive to spread love and joy to those around her.
Specific recognition should to be given to her best friend Charlotte, and Charlotte’s husband Bob, for always being a source of support and love for the Lindzy Family. Judy and Charlotte met in first grade and were inseparable ever since.
The Lindzy family extends a special thanks to all medical staff at Michiana Hematology Oncology as well as Saint Joseph Hospital for providing Judy with outstanding care, especially nurses Katie and Heather, and Dr. Farid Jalinous. Special thanks is also extended to Clay Fire Department for their services.
Visitation will be held on Tuesday, April 17, 2018 from 4:00-8:00pm at Palmer Funeral Home—Hickey Chapel, 17131 Cleveland Road, South Bend. Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 10:00am on Wednesday, April 18 at Saint Joseph Catholic Church, 225 S. Mill Street, Mishawaka. Judy will be laid to rest beside her father at St. Joseph Valley Memorial Park in Granger, IN.
In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to Strike Out Cancer, University of Notre Dame Softball Office, 209 Joyce Center, Notre Dame, IN 46556. Online condolences may be left for the Lindzy family at www.palmerfuneralhomes.com.
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