Judith "Judy" Ann Redemske, 80, of Watertown, passed away on August 24th, 2019 at Avantara Watertown Care Center with family by her side.
Funeral mass will be 10:30 a.m., Thursday, August 29, 2019 at the Immaculate Conception Catholic Church in Watertown with Fr. Richard Fox as celebrant.
Burial will be at Mt. Hope Cemetery in Watertown.
Visitation will be from 5-7:00 p.m., with a scripture service starting at 7 p.m. and rosary to follow, Wednesday, August 28, 2019 at Wight & Comes Funeral Chapel in Watertown.
Memorials may be directed to the Salvation Army or charity of your choice.
Pallbearers will be Donald Kranz, Jason Redemske, Brennan Kranz, Jeff Webster, Landen Geerdes and Drew Bakken.
Honorary Pallbearers will her grandchildren, great-grandchildren, Kenny Wight, Dennis Webster and the entire Avantara Care Center staff.
Judy was born on January 20, 1939 at Bartron Hospital in Watertown, South Dakota to Clarence J. (Butch) and Jean M. (Webster) Langenfeld. She attended Immaculate Conception Catholic School through eighth grade and graduated from Watertown Senior High School in 1956. During her teen years, Judy was employed at Langenfeld’s Ice Cream, the family business. Judy then went to work as a secretary for Gribbin & Burns Law Firm in Watertown.
On February 13, 1965, Judy was united in marriage to Willard Redemske at Immaculate Conception Catholic Church in Watertown, South Dakota. Her daughter, Leslie, was born on January 12, 1966 and her son, Jason, was born the same year on December 14. She was so very proud of her “Irish twins”. Judy was a stay-at-home mom and homemaker for most of her life. She entered Avantara (formerly Golden Living Center) in August of 2015.
Judy was a life-long member of Immaculate Conception Catholic Church and was a very proud Catholic. She was an avid supporter of many different charities. Judy loved watching the New York Yankees, Jeopardy, and Wheel of Fortune. Her favorite go-to snack was Oreo cookies and she loved anything chocolate, especially ice cream. She was an amazing crossword puzzle enthusiast. Judy loved and adored her children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren.
Judy is survived by her daughter, Leslie (Don) Kranz and her son, Jason (Bridget) Redemske, all of Watertown, SD; her grandchildren, Brittany (Jade) Cowan of Wellington, CO; Brennan (Amberly) Kranz; Landen (Maria) Geerdes; Breyanna Geerdes (Jacob Ronke); and McKenzie (Drew) Bakken, all of Watertown, SD; and five great-grandchildren: Veda & Bennett Cowan, Hannah & Hailey Geerdes, and Emma Arment. Judy is also survived by her sister, Lonnie (Jim) Soyer of Watertown, SD; her brother, Richard Langenfeld of Eureka, SD; and her brother-in-law, Rollo Korth of Watertown, SD.
She was preceded in death by her husband and parents.