Memorial for Julie Shadinger
A Service of Celebration for
Julianna M. Lundin-Shadinger (August 2, 1952 - October 24, 2023)
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Into Your hands, O merciful Savior, we commend Your servant, Julie. Acknowledge, we humbly beseech You, sheep of Your own fold, lambs of Your own flock, and sinners of Your own redeeming. Receive her into the arms of Your mercy, into the blessed rest of everlasting peace, and into the glorious company of the saints in light.
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Julianna Marie Lundin Shadinger, 71, passed away on October 24, 2023, after a courageous three-and-a-half-year battle with ovarian cancer.
Julianna, lovingly known as Julie was born on August 2,1952 to Bern Milo Lundin and Jeanne Rosemary Lundin in Kokomo, Indiana. A fifth generation Quaker, she spent her childhood attending the Kokomo Monthly Friends Meeting, and valuing the belief that there is that of God in everyone. After Julie graduated from Kokomo High School in 1970, she received a B.A. from Indiana University in 1975, with a focus on piano and organ.
For over 30 years, Julie went to work in her community of South Bend, IN, including careers in direct marketing, health care, and of course, music. She owned a healthcare company for many years and believed in helping others. She was a champion for her children and the local public school system as well as supporting local politics and policies that lifted up all people in her community.
Julie relocated to the Carmel, IN area for the last 16 years and started to turn her attention more full time to music and volunteer work. Music was Julie’s first love and true vocation. She played the piano, the organ, and led adult, children, and bell choral programs as the Musical Director at King of Glory Lutheran church. Throughout her life, she loved giving piano lessons to children, playing for countless high school musicals and vocal/band/orchestra contests, leading choirs, and performing seasonal cantatas, as well as attending all types of concerts, plays, and art events. But her greatest joy was playing piano for her daughters’ musical pursuits and finally, giving piano lessons to her eldest granddaughter.
Julie was a proud member of the Library Guild of Carmel and helped establish the Authors event, now in its ninth year, that raised money to benefit the library. She loved reading and sharing that with others. A long time Rotarian in the South Bend and Carmel Clubs, Julie was elected as the President of the Carmel Rotary Club in 2023 and served as long as her health allowed.
Family and friends of Julie know that she had a huge passion for turtles, wine, and the ocean. Her turtle collection was vast and started early with gifts from her family when she was a young girl to drawings her grandchildren made of turtles for her. Julie loved being at the ocean and spending time with a good book as the waves came lapping onto the shore. By far, her most beloved beaches were those on Hilton Head Island, South Carolina. Julie also loved learning about wine and was most definitely a wine connoisseur. But more than that, she loved sharing weekly with her wine club group or with her girlfriends at the Gazebo Nights, because of all the shared friendship, laughter, and meals.
Julie was a strong fighter, never took “no” for an answer, caused some “good trouble”, and never met a stranger, even in her final days. We know God has welcomed her and that she is with her parents and grandmother, sailing on a journey to shores that we are unable see. We know that she is free from pain, and we believe a few sea turtles have joined her as she floats peacefully in the crystal-clear turquoise waters of her dreams. Just keep swimming, Mom, until we see you again.
Julie was predeceased in death by her father, Bern Milo Lundin, mother, Jeanne Rosemary Lundin, uncles, Earl Thomas and Frank Thomas, grandmother, Elsie Mae Thomas, as well as her beloved dog, Buster.
Julie is survived by her daughters Mae Parker (Nino), and Elitia Fillipp
(Vincent); grandchildren, Malia, Vivian, and Nino Parker Jr.; her brother,
Brian Lundin (Cindy); niece, Melody Lundin (Daniel); nephews, Zachary Lundin (AJ), and Nathaniel Lundin (Olivia); sister-in-law Debbie Lundin (Bill Crampton), and countless friends.
A celebration of life will be held on Saturday, November 18 at 9:00 a.m. at King of Glory Lutheran Church in Carmel, Indiana. We encourage all attending the service to wear a turtle in honor of Julie. In lieu of flowers, gifts can be made to the Ovarian Cancer Research Alliance (https://ocrahope. org/?form=donations) and/or the Carmel Clay Public Library (https://carmelclaylibrary.org/donate-now). Memories can be shared at Runge Funeral Home (www.rungemortuary.com)