Lewis Farrell Juday
December 16, 1924-May 20, 2020
Lewis Farrell Juday, 95, of La Porte, IN, passed away peacefully Wednesday, May 20, 2020 at his home surrounded by his family.
He was born December 16, 1924 in New Paris, Indiana, the son of L.G. and Eva May (Helman) Juday.
On Aug 24, 1947, in La Porte, Lewis married his bride of 72 years, Eleanor Haverstock, who preceded him in death, January 22, 2020.
He served in the United States Marine Corp as a Pharmacist Mate 2nd class (Corpsman), 6th Marine Corp Div. He served in the Pacific Theatre and made 3 landings at Saipan, Guam, and Okinawa. He was honorably discharged in 1946.
Because of his love of serving others, Lewis became a Funeral Director and eventually became owner of Haverstock Funeral Home in La Porte and continued for 50 years, retiring in 1992. As an active community citizen, he was a member of First Christian Church, Excelsior Lodge of La Porte #41 F.A.M., Scottish Rite St Joseph Valley South Bend, Orak Shrine, American Legion Hamon Gray Post 83 and VFW Post 1130. Lewis was involved hosting picnics and boat rides for Parents and Friends of the Handicapped. He served as Head Deputy Coroner for 8 years. For the past 17 years he spoke in area High Schools about his WWII experience and shared his love for Country. Along with his late wife Eleanor, he enjoyed camping and boating, but his greatest love was his family and friends, who he cherished. To know Lewis was to love him.
Lewis is survived by his son, Norman (Ginny) Juday of Vass NC; daughter, Alice (David) Amor of La Porte, IN; brother, Donald ( Margie) Juday; sisters, Phyllis Fox, Doris Leatherman, Betty Lou Miller; Brother in law, Donald Parcell; grandchildren Nick (Charity) Amor of Otterbein, IN, Kyle Juday of San Diego, CA and Andrea Amor( Jeff ) Overholt of Kouts, IN; 5 great grandchildren, Wyatt and Faith Amor and Jesse, Anna, and Ellie Overholt.
Lewis was preceded in death by his parents, his wife Eleanor, brother William, sister Helen Parcell, and brother in laws David Fox, Ray Leatherman and Jan Miller
Arrangements are being entrusted to Haverstock Funeral Home and Cremation Services, 602 Maple Ave., La Porte, IN where the family will receive friends 12 noon -2:00 pm Tuesday, May 26, 2020. A life celebration will follow at the funeral home at 2 pm, with Chaplain Joe Mollet, Dunes Hospice and Pastor Everett Shattuck, First Christian Church, officiating. Military Honors and Entombment will follow at the Pine Lake Cemetery, La Porte, IN. Due to Covid 19 restrictions, please wear masks and practice 6 ft distancing for your protection as well as the protection of others.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Dunes Hospice, 4711 Evans Ave, Valparaiso, IN 46363.
Online condolences may be made at www.haverstockfuneralhome.com.