Duane JudyHOOPESTON – Duane "Newt" Judy, 79, of rural Hoopeston died at 5:41 p.m. Thursday (Nov. 3, 2011) at Carle Foundation Hospital in Urbana.
Born Oct. 12, 1932, near Goodwine, he was the son of Kenneth and Beulah (Sites) Judy. He married Donna R. Swartz on Aug. 4, 1956, in Prairie Green Township. She survives.
Also surviving are two sons, Darrell (Kathy) Judy of Milford and Dwight (Diana) Judy of Hoopeston; three daughters, Denise (Rick) Ried of Wellington, Diana (Tim) Frederick of Westmont and Delaine (Michael) Webb of Hoopeston; seven grandchildren, Derek (Ashley) Ried, Amanda (Nolan) Kitterman, Bethany (Ethan) Burt, Brooke Judy, Zachary Judy, Christopher Webb and Bradley Frederick; three great-grandchildren; one brother, Glen Judy of Champaign; two sisters, Doris Johnson of Paxton and Charlene Raihala of Makinen, Minn.; and several nieces and nephews.
Mr. Judy served with the U.S. Army from 1954 to 1956.
He was a lifelong farmer in Prairie Green Township.
Newt was a member of the Prairie Green Church of Christ and attended the Rossville Church of Christ. He was also a member of Star Masonic Lodge 709 in Hoopeston, Danville Consistory and the Hoopeston American Legion. He had been Prairie Green Township supervisor for 22 years, served on the Iroquois County Board for six years and served on the Wellington School Board for many years. He enjoyed playing cards at the Multi Agency in Hoopeston and drinking coffee with his many friends.
Funeral services for Mr. Judy will be held at 10 a.m. Monday, Nov. 7, at Brown-Alkire Funeral Home, 309 E. Washington St., Hoopeston. The Rev. Robert Teegarden and Pastor Kevin Purdy will officiate. Burial with military rites accorded by the Hoopeston American Legion and VWF Color Guard will be at the Floral Hill Cemetery in Hoopeston. Visitation will be from 4 to 7 p.m. Sunday at the funeral home.
Memorials may be made to Hoopeston American Legion Post 384, Star Masonic Lodge 709 or to the charity of the donor's choice.