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Mildred L. (Shaffer) Dudeck

Born: Sun., Apr. 7, 1929
Died: Thu., Apr. 23, 2020


11:00 AM to 1:00 PM, Fri., May 01, 2020
Location: Hanley and Sons

Graveside Service

11:30 AM Fri., May 01, 2020
Location: Mount Plesant Cemtery

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Mildred L. Dudeck, 91, passed away at Memorial Hospital on Thursday, April 23, 2020, at 11:23 A.M.

 Mildred was born on April 7, 1929 to the late, Albert J. and Irene (Finn) Shaffer in Mishawaka, IN.

On December 6, 1946 in LaPorte, IN Mildred married Walter F. Dudeck. Walter passed away April 1, 2002.  Mildred is survived by her daughters: Katherine Enders of South Bend, Sandy Clark of New Carlisle, Marie Dudeck-Clark of South Bend and Patricia J. Dudeck of Indianapolis, sons: James E. and Randy A. Dudeck, both of South Bend and eight loving grandchildren, seven great-grandchildren and four great-great-grandchildren. She is survived by her sister, Norma Shaffer of Niles, MI, several nieces and nephews and her brother-in-law, George Newton of South Bend. She was preceded in death by her husband, Walter, daughter, Nancy Dudeck, sons: Michael and Thomas Dudeck, great grandson, Derek R. Sexton on March 26, 2020, son-in-law, Paul Clark on April 9, 2020, sisters, Marian Schantz, Lauretta LaLime and Clara Newton, brothers: William and Albert Shaffer, Jr.

 Mildred retired from Simplicity Pattern in Niles, MI after years of service. She was in the Graphic International Union and she worked for Electro Voice International Union of Electrical Workers.

Mildred was raised on a farm and loved every minute. She was very hard-working, avid animal lover, cooking, gardening, traveling and being with her loving family. She was a room mother at Ardmore School for a number of years.

In lieu of flowers the family would like memorial contributions be made in Mildred’s honor to Pet Refuge, 4626 Burnette Drive, South Bend, IN 46614.

The Dudeck family will have a PRIVATE visitation on Friday, May 1st, from 11:00 A.M. to 1:00 P.M. at Hanley and Sons Funeral Home “Southwest Chapel” located at 23421 State Road 23/West Ireland Road, due to the Coronavirus Pandemic.. Graveside service will follow at Mt. Pleasant Cemetery, South Bend.

The HANLEY and Sons Funeral Home handled arrangements and extends its deepest sympathy and heartfelt prayers to the Dudeck family.

Condolences may be expressed online at: www.hanleyandsonsfuneralhomes.com


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Deb Anders
   Posted Mon April 27, 2020
Jimmy and family: My sincerest condolences to you and your family on the loss of Derek, Paul, and now your mom. I cannot imagine how difficult this time is for all of you. I didn't know your nephew, but my heart goes out to Kelly, Marie, and her family. I always liked Paul and his sarcastic sense of humor. He was so much fun to be around. And your mom with the way she showed me what a family is, changed mine and the kids' life in the most remarkable way. For this, I will forever remember your mom with great fondness and love. She was a wonderful woman! May they all rest in heavenly peace. I pray for God's love to guide you all in the difficult days that lie ahead. I will keep you all in my thoughts and prayers.

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