Judith C. (Robbins) Vanek-Freeman

December 15, 1940October 17, 2018

Judith C. (Robbins) Vanek-Freeman, age 77, of Lansing, MI, most recently of Dresden, TN, passed away on Wed. Oct.17, 2018. She was born Dec. 15,1940 to Zion and Ninabelle Robbins in Lansing, MI.

Judith is preceded in death by her parents; two husbands, Denny Vanek and Jack Freeman; sisters, Janice Lowe, Jackie Johns; and son-in-law, Doug Powers. Left to cherish her memory are her children, Denny Jr., Debbie Powers, and David; sister, Julianne Hebert; 6 grandchildren; 5 great grandchildren; and many nieces and nephews.

Judy loved spending time with family and friends. She was the founder of the baby animal tent for the Clinton County 4H Fair, and was a long time resident of DeWitt, MI. Judy was a master of all kinds of crafts and baking and she shared this love with others. Judy loved animals and raised many different kinds over the years. She was always a very busy person and her favorite motto was "She who rests, rusts".

Services for Judy will be held on Oct. 22, 2018 at Gorsline Runciman Funeral Homes, DeWitt Chapel at 1 p.m. with a one hour visitation prior to the service. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to Great Lakes Hospice Care, and Capital Area Humane Society. Fond memories and expressions of sympathy for the Freeman family may be shared at


  • Julianne Hebert
  • David Vanek
  • Dennis Vanek Jr.
  • Somer Vanek
  • Devon Powers
  • Joe Alward

  • Great Lakes Caring Hospice
  • Capital Area Humane Society


  • Visitation Monday, October 22, 2018
  • Celebration of Life Monday, October 22, 2018

Judith C. (Robbins) Vanek-Freeman

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Brenda Crummer

October 21, 2018

My memories of Judy are very dear. She was a lovely, kind woman, who always put her family and friends before herself. She was blessed to have spent her last weeks in the home and care of her sister, Julieanne. She will be greatly missed by all who knew and loved her. Rest In Peace, cousin Judy.

Loren Hebert

October 19, 2018

I will always remember Judy lighting up any room she entered, her ability to bring a smile to anyone's face, or her magic baking skills. Family was her life, and I will forever cherish those times we shared together during holidays, birthdays, and any special occasion that would bring all the cousins together in celebration.

Thank you for the lifetime of memories and smiles. Rest easy Aunt Judy, your work here is done. Until we see each other again...I love you.