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