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Bob Weldy and his wife, Juanita, of Wakarusa are seen in this September 2009 file photograph looking over the progress of restoring a 1957 John Deere tractor. Weldy painted the tractor pink to raise awareness in the fight against cancer. Juanita was fighting cancer. Weldy showed the tractor at the Nappanee Apple Festival in 2009. (Larry Tebo/The Elkhart Truth, File) (Buy this photo)

Juanita Weldy (Photo Supplied)
Juanita Weldy dies Sunday, April 20.

Posted on April 22, 2014 at 2:26 p.m.

WAKARUSA — Juanita Mae Weldy, 69, passed away Sunday, April 20.

Weldy was an outspoken proponent for raising breast cancer awareness and for the necessity of gene testing. She was known for riding the iconic pink John Deere tractor that her husband, Bob, customized for her in support of her battle.

She and her husband operated Fairview Farms.

Visitation will be from 4 to 8 p.m. Tuesday, April 22, at Rieth-Rohrer-Ehret-Lienhart Funeral Home, 117 W. Waterford St., Wakarusa. A celebration of life service will be at 10:30 a.m. Wednesday, April 23, at Wakarusa Missionary Church.

Weldy will be buried in Olive (West) Cemetery.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Center for Hospice Care.