Judith “Judy” Ann Rabideau passed away peacefully on March 12th, 2021 with her children at her side. Judy was born on August 30th, 1941 in Kewaunee to Edwin and Clara Stika.
Judy worked at Otis Elevator Company for many years and later at a law office until her retirement. Judy loved bowling, bocce ball, Zumba, concerts, theater, reading, movies, crossword puzzles, traveling, and spending time with her family and friends. Our Mom braved ALS for 13 years, so she couldn’t continue to do all the things she enjoyed but most recently, was able to spend time on her iPad and really put “Alexa” to good use. She enjoyed spending time on her backyard deck especially when family and friends stopped over and really appreciated when others picked her up and took her out when she no longer could drive.
Judy was preceded in death by her parents and a brother Richard Stika. She is survived by her children, Kathryn (James) Umentum, Martin (Heidi) Rabideau, and Todd (Carol) Rabideau; her grandchildren, Cody, Douglas, Esther (Jeremy), Luke, Jonathan, Quinton, Titus, Faith, Emma, and Jacob; great-grandchildren, Maelynn and Dean. She is further survived by her sister, Lorelee (David) De Cramer, a brother Robert Stika, nieces, nephews and many friends.
Even through our Mom had to endure ALS for many years, she was always positive and never complained. She is the strongest person we know. If you asked her how she was doing, she would say “I’m Fine”, even though at times you knew she wasn’t. The little things we take for granted, she struggled with, but always wanted to be as independent as possible. She was very thankful that she was able to live at home with the help of her family and friends. She will be greatly missed but now we know she “Is Fine” in the loving arms of our Savior, Lord Jesus Christ.
There will be a Memorial Gathering from 3:00 to 5:00 p.m. Friday at Proko-Wall Funeral Home, 1630 E. Mason St. A Memorial Service will be celebrated at 5:00 p.m. Friday at the funeral home. For family and friends unable to attend, the service will be livestreamed on the Proko-Wall Facebook page.