Lewis Farrell Juday, 1924-2020

 

Lewis Farrell Juday, 95, of La Porte, Ind. passed away peacefully Wednesday, May 20, 2020 at his home, surrounded by his family.

He was born Dec. 16, 1924 in New Paris, Ind. to L.G. and Eva May (Helman) Juday.

On Aug 24, 1947, in La Porte, Lewis married his bride of 72 years, Eleanor Haverstock.

Lewis served in the United States Marine Corps as a Pharmacist Mate 2nd class (Corpsman), 6th Marine Corp Div.  He served in the Pacific Theatre and made three landings, at Saipan, at Guam and at Okinawa. He was honorably discharged in 1946.

Because of his love of serving others, Lewis became a funeral director and eventually became owner of Haverstock Funeral Home in La Porte and continued for 50 years, retiring in 1992. As an active community citizen, he was a member of First Christian Church, Excelsior Lodge of La Porte #41 F.A.M., Scottish Rite St Joseph Valley South Bend, Orak Shrine, American Legion Hamon Gray Post 83 and VFW Post 1130. Lewis was involved in hosting picnics and boat rides for Parents and Friends of the Handicapped. He served as head deputy coroner for eight years. For the past 17 years, he spoke at area high schools about his World War II experience and shared his love for country.  Along with his late wife Eleanor, he enjoyed camping and boating, but his greatest love was his family and friends, whom he cherished. To know Lewis was to love him.

Survivors include his son, Norman (Ginny) Juday of Vass, N.C.; daughter, Alice (David) Amor of La Porte; brother, Donald (Margie) Juday; sisters, Phyllis Fox, Doris Leatherman, and Betty Lou Miller; brother-in-law, Donald Parcell;  grandchildren Nick (Charity) Amor of Otterbein, Ind., Kyle Juday of San Diego, Cal. and Andrea Amor (Jeff ) Overholt of Kouts, Ind.; and five great-grandchildren, Wyatt and Faith Amor, and Jesse, Anna, and Ellie Overholt.

Lewis was preceded in death by his wife on Jan. 22, 2020; parents; brother, William; and brothers-in-law David Fox, Ray Leatherman and Jan Miller.

Visitation will be from noon to 2 p.m. Tuesday, May 26 at Haverstock Funeral Home and Cremation Services, 602 Maple Ave., La Porte where a celebration of life service will take place at 2 p.m. with Chaplain Joe Mollet, Dunes Hospice and Pastor Everett Shattuck, First Christian Church, officiating.  Military honors and entombment will follow at the Pine Lake Cemetery, La Porte.

Due to Covid 19 restrictions, attendees are asked to wear masks and practice six-foot distancing for their own protection as well as for the protection of others.

Memorial contributions may be made to Dunes Hospice, 4711 Evans Ave, Valparaiso, Ind.  46363.

Messages of condolence may be posted below on WNLP as well as at www.haverstockfuneralhome.com.

 

8 Responses to “Lewis Farrell Juday, 1924-2020”

  1. Laureen James

    May 23. 2020

    Norm 7 Ginny & family, so sorry for your loss, your Dad was a great person, always smiling and treated everyone so kindly. I know he will be missed.

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    • BETTY HABDAS

      May 23. 2020

      To the Juday family, my deepest condolences to you all. Mr. Juday was a true gentleman who always showed compassion with everybody he met. I will miss his smiles, his hugs, his gentleness with the people he came in contact with. He gave my father a part time job way back in the 1950s driving the ambulance,. My father became known as Speedy because of his driving. Your family was so kind to our family. But that was your Dad, a kind man. So many fond memories of your Mom and Dad. My our Lord wrap you in His comfort and give you peace. Betty ( Singleton) Habdas

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  2. lawman

    May 23. 2020

    wow =three BIG landings in Pacific war. thank you on this memorial day weekend. rest in peace

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  3. Rod Nielsen

    May 23. 2020

    Lewis was a good man. He worked well with me for many memorial services.

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  4. Anita M. Way

    May 23. 2020

    The list of our family and friends from The Island shortens here but increases on a land far away! The Way family fondly remembers the Juday family with smiles and fond memories. What a gathering is waiting for all of us in a land that is fairer than day! Our sympathy to Norm, Alice, David, and the rest of their loved ones.

    Deepest Sympathies,
    Jerry & Anita Way

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  5. Debra Spencer (Lawrence)

    May 24. 2020

    Mr. Juday always had a smile and a greeting every time I saw him and your mom. They were the sweetest!! Hugs and prayers!!!

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  6. Brian L Graham

    May 26. 2020

    Norm & Alice, I am very sorry to hear of the passing of your father. A life well-lived.

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  7. Billie Pappas

    May 26. 2020

    Thank you to a wonderful family that has shared friendship through many generations with my family. I am so blessed to have had both Mr. & Mrs. Juday entwined in my life. The community has benefited from the commitments of the Juday family. A new angel has arrived home. God bless this family.

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