Obituary: Judith F. Bantz


September 28, 1935 – April 30, 2021

information provided by Smits Funeral Home

Judith “Judy” F. Bantz, nee Hybarger, age 85, of Lansing, IL passed away peacefully in Peoria, Arizona on Friday, April 30, 2021. Beloved wife of the late Robert Bantz. Loving mother of Debbie Bantz and Laurie (Tim) Vanderbilt. Devoted grandmother of Nick Vanderbilt. Dear sister of Norma Anderson. Kind aunt of many nephews and nieces. Preceded in death by her parents Chester and Clara Hybarger. She was loved by her family and will be missed.

Visitation Thursday, May 6, 2021, from 9 a.m. until the time of the funeral service at 11 a.m. at Smits Funeral Home, 2121 Pleasant Springs Lane, Dyer, IN. Entombment at Assumption Cemetery – Glenwood, IL. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be given to Alzheimer’s Foundation. For further information please contact 219-322-7300 or visit our online guestbook and obituary at

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