Leora Scudder

LeoraLeora A. Scudder, 96, of Elk River, Minnesota, formerly of Aurora, Indiana, passed away on Wednesday, August 3, 2016.

She was born on September 20, 1919 to the late Alvin and Mary (Brennan) Althoff at Bear Branch, IN.

She was a member of the Alliance Church in Aurora. During the war Leora worked as a lathe operator for GE and later helped run a store for her husband and brother-in-law before staying at home to raise her children.

Leora is survived by her children, Joseph (Nancy Gray) Scudder of Sycamore, IL and Janet (Joe) Swenson of Ramsey, MN; grandsons, Kyle (Julie) and Ryan (Kayla) Swenson; great-grandchildren, Kelsey, Benjamin, Sullivan, Heidi and Laurel.

She was preceded in death by her parents; her loving husband, Lawrence; brother, William Althoff, and sisters, Orene Campbell and Mildred Jones.

Visitation will be held Monday, August 8, 2016 from 10:00 am – 12:00 noon at Rullman Hunger Funeral Home, Aurora, Indiana.

Funeral services will be held immediately following visitation at noon with Pastor Dean Greenwood officiating.

Burial will take place in the River View Cemetery, Aurora, Indiana.

Memorials are suggested to the Alliance Church of Aurora, Gideons International or Guardian Angels Care Center in Elk River.