Jerrald Judge died on Tuesday, May 15, 2007 at the Pine Medical Center in Sandstone. He was 72 years old.
FUNERAL SERVICES Monday, May 21, 11:00 A.M. at the funeral home. Visitation 1 hour prior to the service on Monday.
Jerrald J. Judge was born in Zimmerman, Minnesota at the Ady homestead where he spent part of his youth. He also lived as a child in Motley, and Fort Ripley, Minnesota where he re-enacted the WWII years as a soldier who would play war games in the pasture that they owned. Jerrald and his family moved to Victor, Montana during the 50’s. It was there that he finished High School, and attended Rocky Mountain College in Billings, Montana.
In 1959, Jerrald moved to Kanabec County where he helped run a family dairy farm north of Ogilvie for many years, until he realized that farming did not provide any vacation benefits. From there he worked at Fingerhut Comporation for nearly 30 years as a material handler and janitor. After his retirement, he was able to spend more time doing the things that he really enjoyed, such as being a janitor at his church, and attending bible studies.
While at Fingerhut, he was a member of the Amalgamated Clothing Workers Union, and volunteered during several United Way drives, including the building of Kids Kingdom at Lions Park in Mora. Jerrald, or J.J.as he was known to most of his friends, was also a member of the First Presbyterian church of Mora for many years.
Jerrald was preceded in death by his parents Jasper Jay, and Mary Ellen (Ady) Judge, and his brothers Glen, Jim, and Dale Judge.
Survivors include his twin sister Jerralee Huiras of Ontario, California, and several aunts, nieces, nephews. He will be missed by all.