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 who 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.
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 County.
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