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Judy Illerbrunn, 98, of Langdon, ND, passed away Monday, February 27, 2023, at Maple Manor Care Center in Langdon.
Julia Elsie Loreth was born March 3, 1924, to Frank and Elizabeth (Stremick) Loreth at Mt. Carmel, ND. She attended area schools until 1941 when she moved to Chicago. While in Chicago, she worked for several different companies during the war. Judy and Francis Illerbrunn were united in marriage on October 20, 1945, in Chicago shortly after Francis returned there from his service in the Navy. In 1947, they returned to the family farm near Mt. Carmel. They retired from farming in 1979 and made their home in Langdon.
Judy worked in Langdon for Ben Franklin, My Lady’s Dress Shop, Senior Meals and Services, and Langdon Floral. She drove school bus and worked as a hostess at the Embers Restaurant. Judy was a member of the St. Alphonsus Catholic Church and Catholic Daughters. She was active in the community and was a member of several organizations. Judy had many creative hobbies and enjoyed cards, golfing, gardening, and baking. She was an exceptional “Gramma” and “G-ma Judy” to her grandchildren and great-grandchildren. She especially cherished time with her family and friends.
Judy is survived by her children: Wayne (Heather) Illerbrunn of Aurora, CO, Brad (Dana) Illerbrunn of Grand Forks, ND, and Colleen Krueger of Eatonville, WA; grandchildren: Wyatt Illerbrunn, Alison (John) Brooks, Garrett (Lorna) Illerbrunn, and Rachel Krueger; great-grandchildren: Tabitha & Keely Illerbrunn, Tatum, Teegan & Autumn Brooks, and Tucker Illerbrunn along with numerous nieces and nephews. Judy was preceded in death by her parents; husband Francis; son Loren; son-in-law Steve Krueger; brothers: John, Charles, William, Stanley, Bernard, Frank Jr., Raymond & Victor; and sisters: Rose Rueger, Stella Peterson, Helen Metzger, Minnie Metzger, Vivian Veer, Florence Cota, and Edna Waslaski.
Mass of Christian Burial will be at 2:00 p.m. on Tuesday, March 7, 2023, at St. Alphonsus Church in Langdon with visitation starting at Noon and a Rosary at 1:00 p.m. Burial will be in the spring at Calvary Cemetery in Langdon.
In lieu of flowers, please direct memorials to Maple Manor Care Center or Langdon Prairie Health.
Tuesday, March 7, 2023
12:00 - 2:00pm (Central time)
Rosary at 1:00 p.m.
Tuesday, March 7, 2023
Starts at 2:00pm (Central time)
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