Judith Elaine Pretschold, age 75, of Mt. Prospect, Illinois, formerly of
Kendallville, died unexpectedly December 30, 2019 in Kendallville. Judy
was born in Kendallville, Indiana on January 30, 1944 to the late Jack
Delmar Trowbridge and Thelma Clara (Smith) Trowbridge. She
graduated from Kendallville High School in 1962 and Ball State University
in 1966 with a Bachelor of Education degree. She was a retired middle
school social studies teacher in Illinois. She married Michael Augusta
Pretschold on June 12, 1971 and he preceded her in death in 2016.
Survivors include her siblings:
Sister, Helen Gillespie of Garrett.
Sister, Jean Fredrickson of Kendallville.
Sister, Karen and Allan Conrad of Elkhart.
Sister, Janet and Lyle Vian of Corunna.
Brother, Steve and Pam Trowbridge of Kendallville.
Brother, Dan and Dena Trowbridge of Kendallville.
Sister-in-law, Nyda Trowbridge of Kendallville.
Sister-in-law, Kate Zietlow of Mesa, Arizona.
Sister-in-law, Pat Polland of Mesa, Arizona.
Many nieces and nephews survive including Jim Zietlow of Colorado;
Walter Pollard of Mesa, Arizona; and Billy Pollard of Cleveland, Ohio.
And her beloved cats Augie and Finn.
She was also preceded in death by her brother, Lawrence Trowbridge
(2018) and sisters, Donna Conrad and Patricia Engle.
There will be a gathering of family and friends on Saturday, February
1, 2020 at Hite Funeral Home from 12:00 PM – 2:00 PM followed by a
funeral service at 2:00 PM. Burial will take place at a later date at Sweet
Cemetery near Albion.
Memorial donations may be made to the Humane Society of Noble
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