2017-10-12 / Obituaries

Judith ‘Judy’ Bridges


Judith Bridges Judith Bridges Judith Ann “Judy” Bridges, 62, of Elkhart, Indiana, formerly of Granger, Indiana, and St. Ignace, passed away Sunday, October 1, 2017, at Elkhart General Hospital.

She was born February 21, 1955, to Gordon and Lillian (nee Hansen) Schlehuber in St. Ignace.

She married Patrick “Pat” Bridges July 23, 1988, in Mason.

Mrs. Bridges was a graduate of Ferris State University, where she earned an associate’s degree, and also of Davenport University, where she earned a Bachelor of Science degree. She began her career at Delta Dental in Lansing, where she was employed for almost 20 years. Locally, she was employed as a counselor for the Youth Services Bureau, serving the Penn-Harris-Madison School District. For the last five years, she was a teacher at the Elkhart Career Center.

She was a member of St. Pius X Catholic Church.

Mrs. Bridges enjoyed crafts and refurbishing antique furnishings, and she was adept at building shadow boxes. She and her husband enjoyed traveling the world, and she was happiest when she was on the water, whether it was a lake, river, or ocean. She was a dog lover.

She is survived by her husband, Patrick; a daughter, Shannon Bridges, and a son, Sean Bridges, all of Elkhart, and two brothers and their families, James and Cheryl Schlehuber and Ivan and Karen Schlehuber, both of St. Ignace.

A memorial service was held Friday, October 6, at 6 p.m. at Hartzler-Gutermuth-Inman Funeral Home in Elkhart with The Reverend Bob Van Kempen of St. Mary’s of the Annunciation Catholic Church in Bristol, Indiana, officiating. Visitation was from 2 p.m. to time of the service.

Memorial contributions may be directed to the Elkhart County Humane Society, 54687 County Road 19, Bristol, IN 46507 or to the Boy Scouts of America, LaSalle Council, 1340 South Bend Avenue, South Bend, IN 46617.

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