Judy Karen Woodard, 63, of Ridgeway, died Sunday, August 5, 2018 at Mayo Health Systems surrounded by family. Judy was born December 18, 1954 in Winona to Harold and Betty Oldendorf. She grew up outside of Winona. Judy attended school in Pickwick, graduated from Winona High, and received a degree as a medical secretary from Winona Vo-Tech. She met the love of her life, John Woodard, and soon after the two were married on October 7, 1972. They raised five boys together on the family farm outside of Ridgeway. Judy was not afraid to do any chore asked of her on the farm. Her favorite pastimes were gardening, baking, and sewing. She treasured her time taking care of their many grandchildren. Every grandchild felt special when Grandma was around. She also never let a day go by without talking to her sister, Jean.
Judy is survived by her loving husband of 45 years, John; sons, Michael, Josh (Jamie), Christopher (Amy), Dusty (Gabrielle), Jesse (Alysia); grandchildren, Brady, Maci, Bowen, Jaden, Clayton, Eliza, Emma, Dalton, Henry, Hickory, Arlo, Clara; sisters, Jean, Joy. She is preceded in death by her parents and brother, Jerry.
A funeral will be held at 1 p.m., Thursday August 9 at St. Luke's Lutheran Church, Pickwick. Visitation will be held 4-7 p.m. on Wednesday at Hoff Celebration of Life Center, Goodview and one hour prior to the service on Thursday at the church. Please leave a memory of Judy and view her tribute video at hofffuneral.com
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We went to school with Judy. Our sympathy to her family and friends.
My condolences to the family.
So sorry for your loss, John. We are thinking of you. We will miss the visitation and funeral as this is our monthly visit to the Veteran's Clinic in Madison to monitor whatever Terry has. I know the loss you are going thru and will be praying for you and your family in the months to come. I will remember Judy for her laugh and humor. God bless in the days to come.
Judy's many accomplishments are evident as seen in the family she loved and nurtured. Her legacy will grow on. Our sympathy to her loving family. Tom and Marie Tibor
So sorry for your loss. Remembering Judy as she supported her boys in their elementary years at Ridgeway School. Your family will be in our thoughts and prayers during this difficult time. Dick & Nancy Waldo
I am very sorry to hear about Judy's illness and passing. I knew Judy from many years ago as we used to live quite close to one another and rode the bus together growing up. My sincere sympathy to all of her family.
Sending condolences to Judy's entire family. She was an amazing lady and will be missed by many. Keeping your family in our thoughts and prayers
My sincere condolences on the loss of a great woman. She was a wonderful mother & grandmother. Hug & love to all of her family & friends.
We send our condolences to Judy`s entire family. No words can relieve the pain they are feeling. She was a hard working Wife,Mother, and Grandmother who adored her 12 grandchildren, baking each one a special ice cream Birthday cake in their choice of shapes.She will be forever missed. The Gerald and Joyce Woodard family.
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