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Judith T. Corwith

October 12, 1932 ~ January 8, 2019 (age 86)

Judith T. Corwith, age 86, of Reedsburg, passed away peacefully on Tuesday, January 8, 2019 with strength, dignity and grace, just as she lived her life. She was surrounded by her family. She was born on October 12, 1932 in Loreto Ridge, Sauk County, Wisconsin, the daughter of Clarence H. and Theresa M. (Meister) Walsh. Judy was a 1950 graduate of River Valley High School. On June 21, 1952 she was united in marriage to Dean W. Corwith at St. Patrick’s Catholic Church, Loreto. She was a member of Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Reedsburg. Judy was an avid bowler and bowled with the team named 'The 3 Queens', bowling well into her 80’s.  Coincidentally, "Queenie" was her childhood nickname. Despite her busy work schedule as secretary for a canning factory, and family responsibilities, she supported her community serving as a voting poll worker and volunteering at Sacred Heart Catholic Church.

Judy was a wonderful wife, mother, sister, sister-in-law, grandmother, great-grandmother, aunt, friend and neighbor who will be missed by so many. Her last gift to us are the memories of her many acts of kindness and generosity. Family was very important in her life, especially her grandchildren and great-grandchildren, and she always put the kid’s needs before herself. She had a great group of supportive friends who enjoyed spending time together, traveling and making great memories. She had a special talent for baking pies..her crust was always light and flaky. The two most requested pies were banana cream and lemon meringue, but, her berry pies were also outstanding. She celebrated her Irish heritage every St. Patrick’s Day with a delicious corned beef and cabbage meal followed by many memorable, high-spirited games of euchre. She grew to be a great Packer and Badger fan attending many games in Madison and Green Bay over the years. Her love for the Brewers grew over the past several years and she wasn't likely to miss watching their games. She loved to travel, and following her retirement, she and Dean enjoyed many trips and among her favorites were Italy, Hawaii, Canada fishing trip, New Orleans and San Francisco.

She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, Dean on April 23, 2004; her Son-in-law, Durlin Morse, her brother, Scott Walsh; sisters-in-law, Virginia Schultz, Alice Corwith, Margaret Walsh and Josephine Walsh; her brothers-in-law, Dale Corwith, Gilmore Schultz, Floyd Harris and Patrick Coyle;  nephews, Jon and Tom Walsh, and great niece, Theresa Walsh.

Judith is survived by her children: Theresa Corwith of Janesville, Carla Corwith of Madison, Rhea Jo (Marc) Johnson of Middleton, Kay Morse (Dr. Keith Ness) of Monona, Michael (Jill) Corwith of Reedsburg, Dina (Christopher) Geier of Madison, Brooke Corwith of Reedsburg; grandchildren: Liane (Jared) Smith, James (Beth) Corwith, Jack Kyle Morse, Alison Geier, MacKenzie Morse, Eric Geier, Kevin Gibbens, and Dane Tonkinson; great-grandchildren: Michael and Mae Smith and Brooks Corwith; brothers and sisters: Clarence Walsh of Columbus, Patricia (Orin) Strand of Verona, Sandra Coyle of Rothschild, Barbara (Charles) Cady of Roscoe, Illinois, Bart (Linda) Walsh of Independence, Missouri, Barry (Sue) Walsh of Reedsburg; brothers and sisters-in-law: Dorothy Corwith, James Corwith, Joan Harris and Robert (Nancy) Dolan;

Other extended family: Colby (Valerie) Johnson-Wenzel, Bailey (Joel) Walter Dr. Eric (Katie) Ness, Kim (Stephen) Sundeen, Dr. Tiffany (Andrew) Casper. Ellis and Ari Walter, Remy Johnson-Wenzel, Elizabeth and Abby Casper, Fynn and Lilly Sundeen, and Parker Schwickerath; numerous nieces and nephews, along with other relatives and friends.

A Mass of Christian Burial for Judy will be conducted at 11:00 A.M., Saturday, January 12, 2019 at Sacred Heart Catholic Church, Reedsburg with Father Sanctus Ibe and Deacon Tom Hale officiating. Burial will follow in Calvary Cemetery in Reedsburg.  Visitation will be held on Friday from 4:00-8:00 P.M. at the Farber Funeral Home in Reedsburg with the rosary will being prayed at 7:30 P.M. Visitation will also be on Saturday from 10:00 A.M. until the time of the service at the church. In lieu of flowers, memorials of remembrance may be made to Sacred Heart Catholic School, Agrace Hospice of Dane County or the Reedsburg Food Pantry.

Special thanks go to Judy's caregiving team, the entire staff of Agrace HospiceCare Dane County, Her end of life caregiver Vicki Teigen; Dr. Deanna Benish; and oncology nurses, Maggie and Marcia.

 

 

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