In Memory of

Judy Ann Obbink

May 10, 1942 - November 5, 2010
Judy Obbink, the daughter of Franklin and Arlyne (Wiese) Hardens, was born May 10, 1942, at Cushing, IA. Her childhood years were spent in Cushing where she received her education. After her schooling, Judy stayed at home to care for her ailing mother. On May 7, 1961, Judy was united in marriage to Robert Obbink in Jackson, MN. Following their marriage they lived in Cushing and Holstein before moving to Cherokee in 1968. Most recently, Judy worked for Carege Hills Nursing Home where she was a cook. In her free time Judy enjoyed bowling and traveling to tournaments. She was well known for her famous caramel cinnamon rolls, cookies, egg salad, and potato salad. She enjoyed dancing, especially polka for residents at the nursing home. Most of all, Judy loved spending time with her family and many friends. On November 5, 2010, Judy passed away at Careage Hills at the age of 68. She was preceded in death by her husband, Robert Obbink; parents, Franklin and Arlyne Hargens; one sister, Carol Galvin; one niece, Janella Terry; and two brothers-in-law: Joe Terry and Ken Stoneking. She is survived by one daughter, Brenda (David) Medick of Cherokee, Sisters: Betty Stoneking of Cushing, IA, and Janice Terry and friend Carl Huth of Cushing, IA; one brother-in-law, Gaylen Galvin of Holstein, IA; as well as several nieces; nephews; other relatives and friends.
Memorial services will be held at 11:00 A.M., Tuesday, November 9, 2010, at Trinity Lutheran Church in Cherokee.
Rev. Larry Lemke
Visitation will begin at 3:00 P.M. Monday, with the family present from 6:00-8:00 P.M. Monday night at Greenwood Funeral Home in Cherokee. There will be a prayer service following the visitation at 8:00 P.M.
"In The Garden" "The Lord Is My Shepherd" by Matt Eiden
Oak Hill Cemetery Cherokee, Iowa


Monday, November 15, 2010 at 12:00 AM
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Tuesday, November 9, 2010 at 12:00 AM
“Brenda and Family:

I am so sorry for your loss. She was a very special person and will always hold a spot in my heart. Judy and Mom are probably talking and comparing nursing home stories. I know that mom loved going to work on the mornings Judy made her cinnamon rolls. She truly blessed a lot of lives. Sorry I was unable to get to Cherokee, but please know my thoughts and prayers are with you all.”
- Melaney Peck Anderson
Tuesday, November 9, 2010 at 12:00 AM
“So sorry to hear of your Mom's death...she will be missed...I really enjoyed her.”
- Marla Noble
Tuesday, November 9, 2010 at 12:00 AM
“Very sad to have heard about Judy. I always loved visiting with her. I will be sending a card.”
- Helen Mendt Anderson
Monday, November 8, 2010 at 12:00 AM
“im so sorry to hear about your loss.I didnt even know she wasent feeling good until my mom told me about it.She is up with Jesus know watching over you.My thoughts and prayers are with you”
- Melissa Eberly
Monday, November 8, 2010 at 12:00 AM
“My sympathy to the family. I did so enjoy bowling with Judy when I could still bowl. She was such an excellent bowler; and so much fun.

Sam and I want to extend our sympathy to the family. We bowled with Judy on a mixed Sunday Night League. She was always an excellent bowler--and always ready with a big smile!

- Ardie I McCormack
Sunday, November 7, 2010 at 12:00 AM
“I always enjoyed visiting with Judy at the bowling alley. Everyone will really miss her. Take care. My thoughts and prayers will be with you.”
- Gloria Andersen
Sunday, November 7, 2010 at 12:00 AM
“I knew Judy Obbink for most of my 12 years living @ Careage Hills Care facility and we all loved Judy very much. I heard that Judy had joined our residence earlier this week, but had passed away very soon thereafter. Please accept my heartfelt condolence. ”
- Karn J.Monson
Saturday, November 6, 2010 at 12:00 AM
“So sorry to hear about your mother's death. She was a great lady and fun to be around. Only knew her through bowling always enjoyed being around her and had some great times with her. My prayers are with you and your family.”
- Nancy Webb
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