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Judith Lynn “Judy” Dunton

Nov 26, 1944 - Sep 06, 2022


Judith Dunton was born on November 26, 1944 and passed away peacefully at home after a lengthy illness on September 6, 2022 at the age of 77. She attended local schools and graduated from Sheboygan South High School with the class of 1963. Judy then furthered her education at Lakeland Technical College where she received her Associates Degree. She was united in marriage with Robert Lope on February 1, 1964 until his passing in 1989; and was later married to Charles Dunton on April 23, 1993. During her working years she was employed by Park N Shop as a checker, Fashion Bug Plus, Fountain Park as a bartender, and most recently as a teller at Wisconsin Bank and Trust. Judy was a member of Christ Lutheran Church for many years. She enjoyed gardening, shopping, fishing, playing cards and games, golfing, and trips to the family cottage. Not only was Judy’s faith important to her but also her family, friends, and pets.
Judy is survived by her husband, Charles; children, Wendy Sue Lope (fiancé James Dorsey), and Scott Robert Lope; grandchildren, Chelsealyn (Christopher) Updike, Myranda Lope, Jonathon Lope, and Kaysha Lope; great grandson, Jamerson Lope; stepchildren, Michelle Dunton, Terri (Kelly) Johnson and Nicole “Niki” (Jamie) Mueller; step grandchildren, Xavier, Eric and Aubrey Johnson, and Casey and Kieran Mueller; step great granddaughter, Amelia Johnson and siblings, Patricia (Randall) Leon, Rick Toston and Tom (Karin) Toston. She is further survived by nieces, nephews, cousins, and friends.
Judy is preceded in death by her first husband, Robert Lope; parents, Arthur and Virginia Toston; twin sister, Jean Klabechek; niece, Kelly Bogart, and great grandchild, Rivermae Campbell-Lope.
Private family services will be held at a future date. A memorial fund has been established in Judy’s name.
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Rick Wentz

My most sincere scondolences to Judie's family in your time of grieving! I was a stockboy at Park and shop in the late seventies and very early eighties. Judy was a favorite "Checker" while I was employed their, always treating me with kindness and respect. She was adored by many who worked there and I have always held her in my heart and memories all of these years. She liked me, looked out for me, and kept me in her heart as well. We lost touch when I went away for five years of my college career, but would catch up whenever we bumped into each otherupon my return home. Seems like it was just yesterday, though it is actually many years ago! Wendy, please know that she really adored you and talked about you constantly when we worked together. I am sorry this is a little late, but I first saw it in some older newspapers and my heart sank. I will say some extra prayers for you and the entire family in hopes it may lessen the pain and burden you all now carry with her being taken away from you way too early. Please remember, she is always watching over you, loving you, and wishing you all nothing more than happiness. She is forever in your hearts, spirit, and your fond and treasured memories. We keep her with us until our last breaths and that is how she lives on in each of us!!Again, my most sincere sypathy for your entire family and circle of friends!! Rick Wentz

Sharon Ystesund Quicker

You fought the good fight! I admired greatly the way you were handling your health problems. Strong and with a good hopeful outlook on all that you endured. Until we meet again. Judy.

Jane Kozma

My sympathies to Chuck and to Judy’s family - she will be remembered as a friendly and happy person, despite her illnesses, by those of us who were her friends and former classmates.

John Weimann

You have my Sympathy, for the family of Judy.

Bill and Donnna Brede

Chuck..and family...We are so sorry for your loss of Judy..We always enjoyed talking to her....I know she loved to garden as she always asked me about mine..We last talked at the Elkart Lake garage sales this past summer...Wonderful lady..God Bless you all as you go thru this trying time...

Susan Menzer Stange

Judy was my neighbor for a while. She was a delight to be around. Great sense of humor and her gardening techniques were outstanding. Loved that girl.

Peggy L Truttschel

One of the best things about Judy was her smile and humor! We all appreciated that so much working at Park and Shop all those years ago! So very saddened to hear of your Families loss. May her memories live on in your hearts.

JoAnn Eversdyk

My sincere sympathies to all of Judy’s family and her friends in our and their loss of this dear lady. I’ll always remember her great smile and happy laugh. Bless your soul Judy. Love to you. Judy. JoAnn (your bad news cousin from Milwaukee)

Gary & Karla Kometer

Judy is a lovely person who will be deeply missed. My heart goes out to you all.