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Judith ‘Judy’ M. Lohse

Judith “Judy” Marion Lohse, age 68, of Dassel, formerly of Litchfield, died Thursday, Oct. 18, 2007 at the St. Cloud Hospital.

She was born July 13, 1939 in Minneapolis, the daughter of Kermit and Charlotte (Angier) Hanson. Judy was confirmed June 5, 1953 at Zion Lutheran Church.

She grew up and received her education in Litchfield, graduating from Litchfield High School in 1957.

Judy was united in marriage to James Lohse June 7, 1958 at St. Paul’s Lutheran Church in Litchfield.

In 1959, they moved to New Ulm, where Judy worked for the telephone company, and in 1969, they moved to Annandale.

Judy was fortunate enough to spend 50 wonderful years with her best friend and loving husband, Jim. She treasured spending time with her family, especially her grandchildren.

Judy accomplished many things in her life. She operated several family businesses, including a mail center in Lake Havasu City, Ariz., a tanning salon in Monticello, a diet center in Hutchinson, an antique store in Annandale, and started Lohse Trucking in Annandale. While living in Arizona, Judy received her Realtor license.

She loved to fish, golf, swim, ride her motorcycle, dance, bowl, travel, and play cards. She also enjoyed politics and computers.

Judy is survived by her husband, Jim, of Dassel; children, Todd (Bekkie) Lohse of Durango, Colo., Tim (Ellen) Lohse of Buffalo, and Traci King of Ramsey; five grandchildren, Kali Lohse, Alicia Lohse, Holly Lohse, Chloe Lohse, and Madelynn Lohse; and one stepgrandson Bryce.

She is further survived by a sister, Sharon (Jim) Larson of Grove City, nieces and nephews Scott (Hanne) Larson of Northborough, Mass., Susan Larson of Encinita, Calif., and Sherri (Chris) Burr of Maple Plain; as well as other relatives and friends.

She was preceded in death by her parents; and son-in-law Mike King.

Funeral services took place Tuesday, Oct. 23 at 2:30 p.m. at Zion Lutheran Church in Litchfield with Pastor J. David Nelson officiating. Interment was in Lake Ripley Cemetery.

Visitation was Monday from 4 to 7 p.m. at Johnson-Hagglund Funeral Home in Litchfield, and continued Tuesday for one hour prior to the services at the church.

Arrangements were by the Johnson-Hagglund Funeral Home in Litchfield.