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Judith A. Buettgen

Birth Date: May 3, 1941
Death Date: July 4, 2017

Decatur-Judith A. Buettgen, 76, of Decatur, passed away Tuesday, July 4, 2017 in Decatur Memorial Hospital with her family by her side.

Judy was born May 3, 1941 in Centralia, Illinois the daughter of James Lester and Ferne Maxine (Bright) Campbell. She worked in the Radiology Department at DMH retiring with over thirty-four years of service. Judy enjoyed gardening, yardwork, reading, going to the riverboat, dining out with friends, playing cards, going for walks, and exercising and swimming at the YMCA. Judy married Charles “Chuck” Buettgen November 26, 1961.

Judy is survived by her husband Chuck, son Edward Charles Buettgen, daughter Gerri Leslie Munos and husband Mike, and grandchildren Noah Edward Buettgen, Brittney Renee Munos, Jessica Elizabeth Buettgen, Bradley Robert Munos, Robert James Munos, and Nicholas Edward Buettgen.

Judy is preceded in death by her parents.

The family would like to give a special thanks to the doctors and staff at the Cancer Center Dr. Benjamin Esparaz, and Dr. Harold Yoon, and Dr. Venkat Rajasurya and Dr. John DiMonda for all of their loving care.

Services to celebrate Judy’s life will be 2:00 PM Saturday, July 8, 2017 in Graceland/Fairlawn Funeral Home. Visitation will be from 1-2 PM prior to the services at the funeral home. Memorials are suggested to the DMH Foundation.

The family of Judith A. Buettgen is being served by the Graceland/Fairlawn Funeral Home, 2091 N. Oakland Ave. Decatur, IL. Please view the online obituary, send condolences, and share memories at

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Celebration of Life
July 8, 2017
2:00 pm
Graceland / Fairlawn Funeral Home
2091 N. Oakland Avenue Decatur, IL 62526
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Visitation prior to ceremony
July 8, 2017
1:00 pm
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Graceland / Fairlawn Funeral Home
2091 N. Oakland Avenue Decatur, IL 62526
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  1. Chuck and family. So sorry to learn of Judy's passing. My thoughts and prayers are with you at this time. May your memories bring you comfort

  2. So very sorry to hear about Judy's death. She was such a good friend to my mom. With deepest sympathy. Penny Lauderdale

  3. Growing up in the Campbell family was a wonderful blessing. We shared many family dinners together. I remember one time when Aunt Fern and Uncle Lester went out of town and I spent the weekend with Judy. We enjoyed listening to our 45 records and swimming at the Centralia pool. I only regret not keeping in touch better over all these years. When I called Aunt Rachel she would catch me up on her conversations with Judy. She so enjoyed her calls. Leon and I would like to send our thoughts and prayers to Judy's family. I know she loved her kids and Grandkids very much. God is welcoming Judy in heaven and she is with her Mom, Dad, Aunts, Uncles and cousins. Teal we meet again! Love you Judy. Your cousin Linda Flanagan Craig

  4. Chuck, Gerri & Ed,
    Our thoughts and prayers are with you at this time.
    Eric, Angie & Patrick Ritchie

  5. Chuck, Ed, Gerri and family,
    I will always be grateful for cousin Judy's willingness to help me with family genealogy. My thoughts and prayers are with you and the rest of your family.
    – Jennifer Craig

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