Judith, known to us as Judy, 78, of Menomonee Falls, passed away August 7, 2023, while under the incredible care of Lawliss Family Hospice in Mequon, WI.
Judy was born in Wausau on December 14, 1944, to parents August and Astrid (Anderson) Holtz. She graduated from Wausau High School in 1963 and went on to attend Spencerian Business College. Upon graduating, Judy worked for Miller Brewery for over 30 years as an executive secretary. She loved to bowl and often kept score for the Miller High Life Open. Judy enjoyed watching Nascar- and especially rooted for Rusty Wallace. A true Wisconsinite, she also cheered on the Milwaukee Brewers and Green Bay Packers. When sports weren't holding her attention, Judy could be found gardening or quilting. Not only did she make quilts for family and friends, but she made and donated many baby quilts to her church and the hospital. She enjoyed assembling jigsaw puzzles and there was usually a puzzle spread on her table. Later in life, she enjoyed crossword puzzles and heading down to Speedway for a cappuccino and lottery scratch off. She even won $30,000, all of which she gave away. Not having children never stopped Judy from expanding her family. She "adopted" her neighbors and became an honorary member of several families she considered her own. Judy, we miss you and love you always.
Judy is survived by her sister, Margaret (Steve) Young of Egg Harbor; her neighbors she considered family, John and Janice Topczewski, and their children Joe (Anna), Jeremy and Janell and Tom and Melissa Adamavich, and their daughters, Emma and Kate. She is preceded in death by her parents, August and Astrid Holtz; and sister, Mary Holtz.
A memorial service will be held Tuesday, September 19, 2023, at 11:00 am at Saint Paul's United Church of Christ, 426 Washington Street, Wausau. Rev. Dr. Philip Schneider will officiate. Visitation will begin at 10:00 am at the church. Judy will be laid to rest at Restlawn Memorial Park.
In lieu of flowers, please consider donating to a charity close to Judy's heart. They include the Salvation Army, Habitat for Humanity, or Feeding America.
Our family wishes to thank Lawliss Family Hospice of Mequon and Menomonee Falls Hospital for their exceptional care and compassion during such a difficult time.