Judith Anne (Miller) Dickson

Judith Anne (Miller) Dickson, 55, of LaPorte, IN passed away surrounded by family at IU Health in Indianapolis.

She was born December 7, 1965, in Michigan City, IN to Merrill and Jeanie (Yoder) Miller.


Judy graduated from Ball State University and has served LaPorte County as a social worker for over 30 years, specializing in Alzheimer’s and Dementia programming. Judy served as a dedicated caretaker not only for her patients but also for family members in need, often seeing them off to the other side. She was the Director at Golden Living Center - Fountainview Terrace. She was a member of Bethany Lutheran Church of La Porte.

Judy had an eclectic sense of style and got a kick out of antiquing for treasures. She was an excellent cook, making up her recipes as she went along, and found joy in hosting her family and friends. She always made sure you had enough to eat before leaving. She played softball for many years and was very creative. She used to make funky antique button brooches that many friends are still sporting after 20 plus years! While she will be dearly missed, we are at peace knowing she had an awesome crew waiting that welcomed her in with open arms.

She is survived by her loving husband Scott Dickson, her twins Brynn and Brayde Hines, her brother, and sister-in-law Scott and Jamie Miller, and nephew Jake. Her family also extended to her stepdaughter, Katie Mannia; and Scott’s children Victoria (Ben) Fletcher and Emma and Josh Dickson, and grandchildren, Ashlyn and Cody. Also, surviving are her special aunts and cousins, her lifelong BFF Lisa. 

She was preceded in death by her parents and late husband Jack Mannia.

A celebration of life will be from 1 – 3 p.m. Tuesday, May 11, 2021, at Frank L. Keszei Funeral Home, Essling Chapel, 1117 Indiana Avenue, La Porte, Indiana, where Pastor Dennis Meyer will officiate a memorial service at 3 p.m.

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