BELDEN —Judy Rae Wobbenhorst, 69, Belden, died unexpectedly Jan. 9, 2020, while en route to one of her favorite bridge games in Randolph.
Funeral services were Jan. 14 at Immanuel Lutheran Church, Coleridge, with Rev. Deb Valentine officiating.
Interment was in the Belden cemetery.
Visitation was Monday at Johnson Funeral Home, Randolph.
Pallbearers were Travis Wobbenhorst, Larry Schultz, Robert Schultz, James Revelle, Lowell Johnson, Jerry Gross, Richard Brandow and Mark Bruning.
Honorary pallbearers were Joe Armstrong, David Dirks, Jerry Schultz and Richard Schultz.
Judy was born Feb. 26, 1950, in Sioux City, Iowa, to Robert and Jeannette (Fox) Wobbenhorst, Belden. She grew up on a farm outside of Belden and attended grade school through the fourth grade at Morning Glory Country School. She attended Belden Public School and graduated from Randolph High School in 1968. Judy attended Wayne State College and then the University of Nebraska, Omaha, where she graduated with a teaching degree.
Judy spent a lifetime in elementary school education, teaching in Iowa, Nebraska, Kansas and Texas. She served for a number of years as an education consultant for West Publishing Company. This position allowed her to do extensive travel, which was one of the loves of her life. She received her master’s degree in special education at Idaho State University, Pocatello, Idaho. Judy ended her teaching career in Tulsa, Okla., where she enjoyed teaching her special education students.
After retiring, Judy moved back to Belden and enjoyed being closer to family. She loved her family and enjoyed many family card games.
Her memberships include Immanuel Lutheran Church in Coleridge, Belden American Legion Auxiliary, Belden Cemetery Association and the Belden Alumni Association.
Judy enjoyed traveling, reading, playing games and assembling crossword puzzles. She enjoyed bridge and played with several bridge clubs in the Randolph and Laurel areas.
Surviving Judy is her mother, Jeannette Wobbenhorst, Belden; her sister, Janice Wobbenhorst Siwy, Belden; her brother, Roger Wobbenhorst and Jerrine Krajicek, Belden; nephew, Travis Wobbenhorst, Houston, Texas; niece, Traci and James Revelle, Gering; and her great-nieces, Harli and Tatum Revelle, Gering.
Preceding her in death is her father, Robert Wobbenhorst.