Josephine Stredde

By on September 9, 2009

Josephine Stredde, of Aurora, passed away Sunday, Sept. 6, at Jennings Terrace. She was born Aug. 3, 1914, in Waltonville, Ill., the daughter of the late Alva and Cecelia (Carson) Baldridge.

Josephine graduated from Waltonville High School in 1932 and moved to Aurora. On June 2, 1939, she was united in marriage to Carl Stredde. After Carl’s death in 1985, she continued to maintain her Montgomery home until 2004, when she moved into Jennings Terrace. Josephine will be remembered for her red hair and manicured nails.

She is survived by her four nephews, Al (Diane) Baldridge of Sugar Grove, Charles (Linda) Baldridge of Marshall, Wis., Ernest (Martha) Baldridge of Kaneville, and Fred Baldridge of Hinckley; three nieces, Betty (Phil) Koukol of Oswego, Ill., Dorothy (Bill) Hanson of Elburn, and Gay (David) Lewis of Big Rock.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Carl Stredde; and her brother, Clyde Baldridge.

Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. on Thursday, Sept. 10, at the Healy Chapel 332 W. Downer Place, Aurora. Visitation will be begin at 10 a.m. and run until the time of service. Interment will take place at Lincoln Memorial Park.

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