OBITUARY

Judith Ann Rabideau

4 September, 194721 September, 2021

Judith “Judy” Ann Rabideau has played her final lottery ticket and gone to her heavenly jackpot. Judy was born in Allegan, Michigan on September 4, 1947. She passed away peacefully in her sleep September 21, 2021, after a mercifully short battle with cancer.

Judy was preceded in death by her parents Frederick G. and Eleanor C. Morgenstern; and great-niece, Mackenzie Miller-Welch.

Judy is survived by her children Donald Lee Rabideau Jr., Jennifer (James) Hicks, and Jason Rabideau. Judy is also survived by her sisters Joan (Joe) Miller, Marsha (Bill) Presser, and Mary (Phil) Iciek; several nieces, nephews, cousins; honorary granddaughter, Taylor Gaugler; and great-grandson, Elijah Stolzenburg.

Judy worked hard her entire life as a single mother to provide for her children. For many years she worked at Kesslers in Wayland, including a proud stint as union steward. After Kesslers closed, she tried her hand at Davenport University for a short time. Ultimately college life wasn’t her gig, and she found her way back to factory work at Perrigo, retiring in 2014. Some of Judy’s hobbies included being a faithful U of M fan, reading a wide variety of books (twice if she really liked them), putting together puzzles (but only if they were at least 1000 pieces), feeding the birds and squirrels, playing the penny slots at the Gun Lake Casino, grad class luncheons at Salvino’s, scratcher tickets, and planning family dinners big enough to feed an army. Some fond memories were spent at the cottage on Payne Lake where she could proudly be heard announcing, “Anything two bites is a keeper.” Most of all, she was extremely proud of her family. Her last instructions were, “Tell everyone I love them, and I am okay.”

Our family would like to express our gratitude for the endless visits, cards, and calls from family and friends who made the last few months of Mom’s fight bearable. She truly loved and appreciated it. Also, to her caregiver team Tara Wilbur-Kruegar and Mike Krueger, as well as her “favorite” hospice girls Angela and Candace and the rest of the Faith Hospice crew, and Christine RN from Interim home care, you all treated Mom with love, dignity, and respect, and we are forever thankful.

A celebration of life will take place from 1-5 p.m. Saturday, October 30, 2021 at the Wayland VFW, 735 South Main Street, Wayland, Michigan. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to the family to help with funeral expenses.

“Eternal rest grant unto her, oh Lord, and may perpetual light shine upon her.”

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  • Celebration of Life

    Saturday, 30 October , 2021

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Anni Dullinger

5 October 2021

I remember when I first met Judy. Jen and James took me to her house and she made me sweetcorn "the American way". It tasted very differently to the sweetcorn I had before. I liked it a lot. She also took me out with her sisters for breakfast which I enjoyed a lot!
Judy was very friendly, kind and talked to me a lot which I enjoyed. She had an amazing personality. I feel kinda sad that she won't be there on my next visit to the States because she was family for me as well.
May she rest in peace.

Anni with family

William Ryan

24 September 2021

I remember many times I was asked to help Judy to go to dairy ranch and lottery shopping a few times. I was always there when she needed me
With out hasitation. What I miss most is when she's watching tennis. u of m. and tiger's games. And her politeness.pz I will miss you in my heart. yfa bill

Jean McDaniel

23 September 2021

Judy was a good friend in high school we were in the same graduating class. She was always a fun loving person she will be greatly missed.

Larry and Margaret Powers

23 September 2021

Eternal Rest Grant Unto Them, Oh Lord, And Let Perpetual Light Shine Upon Them.
May The Souls Of The Faithful Departed, Through The Mercy Of God, Rest In Peace.
- Amen

Comfort and Prayers for your loss, Mary, Jennifer and Family's.

John and Flo Kerley

23 September 2021

Our thoughts and prayers are with you… your love and faithfulness towards her in her last days especially we’re something she has taken with her with that big smile!! She left knowing how much you all loved and cared for her! Elijah was such a sweetheart and I am sure she felt his compassion and love with every visit. Love you all ❤️

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