Thelma Earlene Judd Luddeke, 93, of Cuero, TX passed away Tuesday, March 7, 2017. She was born April 25, 1923 in Coatesville, MO to the late James C. and Edna Veatch Judd. Earlene loved flowers, nature and music, and she enjoyed playing games, putting together puzzles and reading.

She is survived by daughters, Debora Hess (Mike) and Tila Gardine of Cuero and Karen Hames (Frank) of The Colony; sister, Velma Wilson of Carefree, AZ; brothers, Ed Judd of Phoenix, AZ and Curly Judd of Lancaster, MO; 7 grandchildren; 10 great-grandchildren and l great-great grandchild.

She is preceded in death by her parents; her husband, John W. Luddeke; brother, Earl Judd and 1 grandchild.

Visitation and funeral services were held Saturday, March 11, 2017 at Freund Funeral Home in Cuero, Texas with Pastor Sharon Wiggins officiating. Interment followed in Hillside Cemetery.

Pallbearers were John Hames, Kyle Flessner, Jeremy Flessner, Michael Landry, Avery Flessner and Riley Gardine.

Memorial contributions may be made to the CAMAL House Food Pantry in Cuero. You may sign the guest book or send condolences at

Freund Funeral Home, 361-275-2343.