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Joan Sylvia Rudnick

December 31, 1937 — September 8, 2022

Joan Sylvia Rudnick, 84, of La Porte, passed away on Thursday, September 8, 2022 at Northwest Health La Porte.

Joan was born on December 31, 1937 to Elmer and Rose Lapczynski.

On November 18, 1961, she married  Robert Rudnick, who preceded her.  Surviving are her children, Greg (Sharon) Rudnick and Tim (Diane) Rudnick; grandchildren, Bryan (Erin) Rudnick of Kendallville, Hattie (J. J. Forystek) Rudnick, Jacob Ulam, Brett Ulam, Chad Ulam and Jeanna Miller; brothers, Arthur Lapczynski of Rolling Prairie and Robert (Darlene) Lapczynski of New Carlisle; sister in law, Nancy (Tom) Urbanski of Ocala, FL; six great grandchildren; as well as many nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her parents; husband; sister in law, Phyllis Lapczynski; niece, Shelly Lapczynski; and brother in law, Earl "Jack" Rudnick

Joan worked as a bank teller at Horizon Bank in Rolling Prairie for years. She loved vacationing at Angler's Haven in Hayward, WI and golfing in early years. Joan was a member of the V.F.W. and enjoyed going to the casino. She was the beloved bingo queen.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 11:00 a.m. (CST) on Friday, September 16, 2022 at St. Stanislaus Kostka, 55756 Tulip Rd, New Carlisle, IN. Burial will follow at Rolling Prairie Cemetery.

A time of visitation will be from 3:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m. (CST) on Thursday, September 15, 2022 at Cutler Funeral Home and Cremation Center.

Memorial contributions may be directed to the V.F.W., 181 McClung Rd., La Porte, IN 46350.

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