Judith Ann Adam, 80, of Black Hawk, South Dakota, formerly of Houghton, Iowa, passed away peacefully on Saturday, October 21, 2022, at her home surrounded by family.
Judy was the daughter of Walter and Viola Whitledge. She grew up in Warsaw and Peoria, Illinois. Judy graduated from Warsaw High School in 1960, then she went on to work at Shaeffer Pen Company in Fort Madison, Iowa. There, she met Darrell who became her husband and to whom she has shared the past 61+ years with.
Judy spent her days doing what she loved: playing Bubble Witch, absolutely crushing her family at Yahtzee or when alone, reading a book. Judy was an avid reader, known for reading up to a book a day. She loved to travel, preferring the open road. It was about the journey not the destination. By her side, every step of the way was Darrell, enjoying the journey with her. Darrell cared for Judy during her years of illness and was at her side when she took her last breath.
She was preceded in death by her parents; step-father: Ralph Rohrbaugh; brother: Walter “Sonny” Whitledge and son-in-law: Mike Sanderson.
Survivors include her husband: Darrell; their three children: Steve (Monika) Adam of Port Charlotte, Florida, Mike (Samantha) Adam of Black Hawk, South Dakota, and Christina Sanderson of Punta Gorda, Florida; twelve grandchildren; sixteen great grandchildren; and one great-great grandchild on the way.
A Mass of Christian burial will be held at 10:30 a.m. Monday, August 14, 2023, at St. John the Baptist Catholic Church in Houghton, Iowa with Father Dan Dorau as celebrant.
Burial will be at St. John’s Cemetery in Houghton.
A memorial has been established in her memory.
Schmitz Funeral Home of West Point is assisting the family with arrangements. Online condolences may be made to the family at www.schmitzfuneralhomes.com.