In Memory

Judith Triplet (Stuller Nowak) - Class Of 1965


Clay 1965 Judith (Triplet) Stuller Nowak

April 19, 1947 - June 20, 2016

COLON, MI - Judith Kaye Stuller Nowak, 69, passed away Monday, June 20, 2016, in Colon, MI, where she'd lived for the last 20+ years. Judy was born in Louisville, KY, on April 19, 1947, to the late Jacob B. and Laura Belle (Bland) Triplet. She grew up in South Bend, IN.

Judy is survived by her beloved husband, Frank J. Nowak, who took care of her through many years of illness.

Judy is also survived by one son, Aaron (Melissa) Blankenbaker of Granger, IN, and two stepchildren: Mark (Barbara) Nowak of Crown Point, IN, and Cathy Cupka of Hobart, IN. She is also survived by six grandchildren: Drayton, McKenzie, and Dalton Blankenbaker; Mandy and Mallory Retz; and Aydin Nowak. Judy is also survived by her sister, Linda (Roger) Gubi King of Elkhart, IN, her brother, John (Elaine) Dankson of Tuscaloosa, AL, and her sister, Jill Hobbs of Florence, AL.

Judy was preceded in death by her parents, and her brother, Thomas Triplet of South Bend.

Judy graduated from Clay High School in South Bend in 1965. She worked for Ameritech (1967-1995) and later for Sturgis Bank and Trust and for the County of St. Joseph, Michigan. She retired in 2000.

Judy was a member of the Colon United Methodist Church, the Magic Red Hatters, the Colon Kiwanis Club, which awarded her the Hixon Award, the Friends of the Colon Township Library, the Colon Ladies of Literature, and the Colon American Legion Auxiliary. Judy was also a strong supporter of the United Way of St. Joseph County and Relay for Life.

Judy was an avid golfer, though she described herself as “awful”! She loved knitting, reading, cooking, gardening, and ballroom dancing. Judy and Frank spent hundreds of happy hours at the Carousel in Redington Shores, FL.

The family will receive relatives and friends on Friday, from 2-4 and 6-8 P.M. at the Schipper Funeral Home LTD. in Colon, MI. Funeral services celebrating the life of Judy Nowak will be Saturday, June 25, 2016, at 11:00 A.M. at the Colon United Methodist Church, with Rev. John Sterner and Rev. David Farrell officiating. Burial will follow at Lakeside Cemetery in Colon.

If desired, contributions may be made to the Colon United Methodist Church, the Colon Food Pantry, or the charity of one's choice . - See more at: