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Judy (Mrs. Rich) Meland, 60, of Low Moor died Sunday afternoon, Oct. 7, 2012, at University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics, Iowa City, after a courageous battle with metastatic melanoma.
The funeral liturgy will be at 10:30 a.m. Friday, Oct. 12, at St. Joseph Catholic Church, DeWitt. The Rev. Father Paul Connolly will officiate.
Burial will follow in Elmwood Cemetery, DeWitt. Pallbearers will be Jill, Jared, Julie, Jena, Bridgett, Brandon and Colton Anderson.
The family will receive relatives and friends at Schultz Funeral Home, DeWitt, 3-7 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 11, with a vigil service at 7 p.m.
She was born Judith Lynn Anderson Oct. 23, 1951, to Bruce and Maxine Hudson Anderson in Clinton. Judy graduated from Central Community High School in 1970 and from the American Institute of Business, Des Moines, in 1973.
She married Stephen W. Schroeder in 1974. Judy later married Richard L. Meland Dec. 28, 1984, at the Little Brown Church in Nashua.
Over the years Judy worked as a bookkeeper for various local businesses including Fauser Development Co., the city of Low Moor, Mike's Body Shop, Anderson Sand and Gravel, and 1st Gateway Community Credit Union.
Judy was a member of St. Joseph Catholic Church, DeWitt. She gave much of her time volunteering for community events, particularly those involving children. Judy especially treasured the time she spent with her grandchildren. They were the highlight of her life. To those who knew her well, she will always be remembered as "Grandma Judy."
Those left to honor her memory are her loving husband of nearly 28 years, Rich; her children, Carissa "Carrie" Schroeder of Cedar Rapids, Heath (Alyssa) Schroeder of DeWitt, Jason (Katie) Schroeder of Dixon and Tracie Bernauer of Low Moor; her mother, Maxine Anderson; Rich's children, Scott Meland of DeWitt, Angela (Dave) Drews of Clinton, Jim (Brenda) Meland of Northwood; grandchildren, Elaina, Landon, and Quinn Schroeder, Lauren, Natalie, Kody and Blake Schroeder, and Caden Bernauer; Rich's grandchildren, Marissa, Miranda, and Mitchell Meland, Bradley and Derek Drews, and Lindsey Meland; and siblings, Ruth (Bob) Zimmerman of Delmar, and Dale (Jolene) Anderson, Russell Anderson and Greg (Kris) Anderson, all of DeWitt.
She was preceded in death by her father, Bruce Anderson Nov. 7, 2011, and an infant sister, Joyce.
Condolences may be expressed and a photo tribute viewed at www.schultz funeralhomes.com.