Lynn LaBuda

Obituary of Lynn M. LaBuda

Linda M. “Lynn” LaBuda, age 78, of Rockdale, passed away unexpectedly on Wednesday, August 9 2023 at Ascension St. Joseph Medical Center. 

Lynn was born January 22, 1945 in Marshalltown, IA and has been a Joliet area resident since 1957.  She started working at Syl's Restaurant in Rockdale in 1966, and spent 53 years of dedicated service with them before retiring.  Lynn was a member of the Church of St. Jude along with the Rockdale Band Parents Association, where she was the past President, the South Wilmington Sportsman's Club, and Dale Athletic Club.

She is survived by her daughter-in-law, Renee LaBuda; granddaughter, Kelsey LaBuda; a nephew and Godson, Phillip Loetscher; and many friends including Kimberli Conder and Gary Wagner.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Raymond T. LaBuda; two sons, Tim LaBuda and Frank LaBuda; sister, Eileen Loetscher; her father, Edward Nelson; foster mother, Gladys Rudisill; and nephew, Larry Loetscher.

Visitation for Lynn LaBuda will be held Wednesday, August 16, 2023 from 4:00 to 8:00 p.m., at the Fred C. Dames Funeral Home, 3200 Black Road, Joliet, IL.

Funeral Services will be held Thursday, August 17, 2023 at 10:00 a.m. at the funeral home.  Interment will be in Woodlawn Memorial Park. 

In addition, a Celebration of the Life of Lynn LaBuda will be held Sunday, August 27, 2023 from 12:00 to 5:00 p.m., at the Dale Athletic Club, 704 Moen Avenue, Rockdale.

In lieu of flowers, memorials to Morning Star Mission would be appreciated.

For more information, please call (815) 741-5500 or visit her Memorial Tribute at


Funeral Service

10:00 am
Thursday, August 17, 2023
Fred C. Dames Funeral Homes - Joliet
3200 Black at Essington Roads
Joliet, Illinois, United States
(815) 741-5500

Celebration of Life

12:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Sunday, August 27, 2023
Dale Athletic Club
704 Moen Ave.
Rockdale, Illinois, United States


Woodlawn Memorial Park
23060 W. Jefferson Street
Joliet, Illinois, United States

Memorial Contributions

In lieu of flowers, memorials to Morning Star Mission would be appreciated.