Posted: Wednesday, March 7, 2012 12:43 am
The Messenger, March 6, 2012
Judith A. Ortloff, 71, of Kenosha, Wis., died peacefully March 3, 2012, at Hospice House in Wisconsin, surrounded by her family. She was a former resident of this area.
Services will be Thursday at 10 a.m. at the Piasecki-Althaus Funeral Home in Kenosha. Interment will follow there in Sunset Ridge Memorial Park. A visitation will be held Wednesday from 4-7 p.m. at the funeral home.
Born in Newton Township, Minn., in Ottertail County April 2, 1940, she was the daughter of the late Fred and Mildred (Blom) Hammje.
On June 15, 1957, in New York Mills, Minn., she was married to Thomas J. Ortloff. They were blessed to have celebrated their golden wedding anniversary in 2007.
While raising her children, Judy was a homemaker. She later entered the workforce as an in-home sales representative with Bee Line Fashions and was later employed with Taste of Wisconsin.
In 1979, Judy and her family moved to Tennessee for 12 years, before returning to settle down in Somers, Wis.
She enjoyed gardening and spending time with her family and she cherished the years she was able to babysit her grandchildren.
She is survived by her husband; her son and daughter-in-law, Randy and Pauline Ortloff of Kenosha; three daughters and her son-in-law, Pamela and Edgar Davis of Durand, Wis., Shelly Shewmake and her partner, Kathy Kurtz, both of Kenosha, and Vicki Zill of Franklin; 10 grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren.