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Nancy Rudnick Larson

October 25, 1935 ~ August 13, 2017 (age 81)
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Nancy Rudnick Larson

October 25, 1935 - August 13, 2017

Nancy Rudnick Larson, of Lompoc, CA, and formerly of Michigan City, passed away Sunday, August 13, in Lompoc after a brief illness.

Nancy was born in Michigan City on Oct. 25, 1935 to George and Edna (Will) Cheney. She attended Park School on the West Side, was a graduate of Elston High School, and attended Purdue at the Barker Mansion. On Sept.7, 1957, she married Earl "Jack" Rudnick, Jr., of Michigan City. In June of 1985 in Hawaii, she married Norman Larson of Lompoc who preceded her in 2013.

Nancy was a medical transcriptionist, first at St. Anthony's Hospital in Michigan City and later at Lompoc Valley Hospital, finally retiring in her mid-70's. She volunteered for many years at the Independent Cat Society in Michigan City and passed on her love of animals to her children. She was also a beekeeper, harvesting her own honey and selling it at festivals to many local celebrities in California. She was a loving and generous mother, sister, aunt, wife, and friend.

She is survived by her son, Paul Rudnick, and daughter, Beth Rudnick, both of Michigan City; her sister, Jane (the late Peter) Stachowski of Michigan City; nieces Kathleen Stachowski (Chris Barns) of Mancos, CO, and Laura Stachowski (Matt Baktys) of Bloomington, IN; her beloved cat Emma; many grandcats; and her loving friends in both Indiana and California.

Private family committal services will take place at Greenwood Cemetery. A memorial luncheon for friends and family will be announced at a later date in Michigan City. The Ott/Haverstock Funeral Chapel, Michigan City, IN is entrusted with arrangements.

Memorials may be sent in her honor to the Independent Cat Society, P.O. Box 735, Westville, IN 46391..

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