Linda S. Dudine, 70, Magnet

Linda S. Dudine of Magnet, passed away Saturday, October 19, 2019, at home with her family around her.

Linda was born to Oscar and Freida (Baer) Sendelweck of Portersville on June 19, 1949.  She was united in marriage to Donald J. Dudine on June 20, 1971 at St. Paul’s Lutheran Church in Haysville, Indiana.  They spent most of their lives together in Indianapolis until the call of Southern Indiana beckoned them to Magnet where Linda took on the care of rescue horses and any and all wildlife that wandered by. 

Linda was a Sunday school teacher, an accomplished pianist, vocalist, organist and choir director, who served faithfully at St. Paul’s (Haysville), Faith Lutheran (Indianapolis), Cross and Crown (Indianapolis), and St. John’s (Otwell).  A graduate of Jasper High School (1967), Linda was always proud of also graduating from Boone Township Elementary School.   With lifelong friends, she was a member of the Velveteens with Bev (Birk) Cutshaw, Carla (Seng) Loftus, and Susan (Casper) Gabonay.  While living in Jasper, Linda was employed by the German American Bank.  In Indianapolis, Wayne Township School System, and CopyRite, Inc.  She was a true friend of the Ben Davis High School Band and board member of Perry County Humane Society. Recently,  she and her husband were recipients of the of the 2019 “March On!” award from Indiana State University Foundation.

Linda’s passions included caring for all of nature, anyone in need of help, her love of Jesus and spreading His word.  A consummate hostess and entertainer, Linda was always ready with a smile.  She was very talented and had a number of hobbies including sewing, decorating, golf, gardening and photography. 

Survivors are her husband of 48 years, Don Dudine; sisters, Ruth Weisheit and Marie Freyberger; and brothers Delbert and Pat Sendelweck.  Linda leaves many nieces, nephews and great-nieces and great-nephews, including the Leistners, Keith and Chrissy, Gail, Karen and Tim Lechner Sendelwecks, Dan and Debbie, Julie and Jeff Roos, Jackie and Donnie Nicholson; Freybergers, Scott and Debbie, Doug and Julie; Weisheits, Chris and Junnie Gogel, Audrey and Steve Morrow, Rex and Susan.

She was preceded in death by her parents and sister and brothers-in-law, Margaret and Melvin Leistner, Rich Freyberger and Kasper Wheisheit.

A Celebration of Life Service will be held at St. John’s Church in Otwell on Wednesday , October 23 at 11 a.m.  In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to  or  People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals ( or their favorite charity.  Burial will be at Fairview Cemetery at a future date.

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