Betty Judkins

Betty Judkins, 95, of Wadena, passed away July 8, 2020, at Fair Oaks Nursing Home.

Funeral services will be held on Saturday, July 25, at 11:00 a.m., at Immanuel Lutheran Church in Wadena.  Visitation at the church will be prior to the service, at 9:30 a.m. Following the service, there will be a lunch outdoors at the Judkins home.

Internment will be at Fort Snelling National Cemetery, with arrangements by the Minnesota Cremation Society.

Betty was born May 15, 1925 at Bertha, to Louis and Anna (Maltz) Beilke. She was baptized and confirmed in the christian faith at Bertha.  She attended public schools in Bertha, graduating in 1942. Upon graduation, she was employed by Northwestern Bell in Wadena. Later she worked at Ringer Co. in Staples.

On September 20, 1951 she married Wesley Judkins at Bertha. After their marriage they moved to Aldrich, where they owned and operated a feed store. In 1959, they built their home East of Wadena. Their son John was born in 1963.

Betty was an avid and accomplished fisherman and loved the out-of-doors, as well as gardening.

She was a member of Immanuel Lutheran Church and active in various areas of the church, including church council, church financial secretary and women’s groups.  She was a member of the VFW Auxiliary.

She is survived by one  son, John (Jodie); one sister, Alice Sather; two grandsons, Daniel and Nathan Judkins; two granddaughters, Amanda (Mike) Dandl and Hannah Judkins; great-granddaughter, Brazia Dandl; sisters-in-law Ruby Carter and Margie Judkins; nieces, nephews and many long time friends.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Wes; parents, Louis and Anna Beilke; three sisters Helen Beilke, Mildred Baerwald, Henrietta Graunke; infant brother Louis; brothers-in-law Charles, Dwayne, Virgil and Merrill Judkins, Roger Carter, Henry Sather and Don Bergeson;  sisters-in-law Shirley and Jean Judkins and infant grandson, Jordan.

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