In loving memory of

Judy Lynn Kromrey
January 21, 1959 - May 30, 2021

Judy Lynn Kromrey, 62 of Minnesota City, died Sunday, May 30, 2021 at her home after a courageous year-long battle with pancreatic cancer.
Judy was born January 21, 1959 in Winona to Lyle and Carol (Fogal) Storlie. After attending elementary school in Winona, she attended and graduated from Fall Creek High School in Wisconsin and began working at Finley Engineering in Altoona, WI. Soon after, she started dating Steve Kromrey of Fall Creek and moved with him back to Winona in 1981. On September 25, 1982, they were married. In 1984, she gave birth to their daughter, Melissa, followed by their son, Nathan, in 1987. Throughout her years in Winona, she worked at UBC, Midtown Foods and as a bank teller at Town & Country, Winona National and Merchants. In recent years, she had returned to Midtown as a cashier as she loved having jobs where she could be in contact and connect with people. Through these contacts and connections, many long term relationships and friendships were formed.
Her family was her life; being a mother, an aunt, and more recently in 2011, a grandmother (Grammy-Grams) to her special "little man", Marcus, brought her the greatest pride and joy. She enjoyed following Minnesota Sports, especially the Gophers. Judy and Steve enjoyed traveling, in particular around the Great Lakes region and surrounding towns, with Duluth and the North Shore area being a favorite of hers.
She is survived by her husband, Steve; daughter, Melissa Kromrey; son, Nate Kromrey; grandson, Marcus King; brother, Jay (Andria); mother-in-law, Margaret Kromrey; sisters-in-law, Christine Kromrey, Diane (Dale) Reetz and brother-in-law Douglas Kromrey; nieces and nephews, Brandon, Nick, Hannah, Stephany (Kelsey); and two great-nephews, Preston & Sullivan.
She was preceded in death by her parents; brother, Jim Storlie; father-in-law, George Kromrey and brother-in-law, Kent Kromrey.
She will be sadly missed, her memory will be treasured, and she will be forever in our hearts.
The family would like to extend their sincere gratitude for the services provided by the staff at Winona Area Hospice. Their attentive, compassionate care during Judy's final weeks was a source of comfort and greatly appreciated.
A Celebration of her life will be 11 a.m., Saturday, June 12, 2021 at Hoff Celebration of Life Center - Goodview, led by Funeral Celebrant Jodi Heim. Visitation will be 9:30 a.m., until the time of the service.
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Linda Stoltz wrote on Jun 12, 2021:

"Steve and Family. I was sad to hear of Judy\'s passing. May you all find peace with all the wonderful memories you have."

Melissa O\'Hara wrote on Jun 10, 2021:

"You are all in my thoughts and prayers. Judy was such a sweetheart. Gone way too soon but glad her battle is over."

Lisa wrote on Jun 5, 2021:

"Bless her heart, Rest in peace, I remember talking to Judy at Midtown, and Merchants bank, such a sweet person..we would talk and laugh, always looked forward to seeing her again.. God bless Judy and her family."

Mary Cumiskey wrote on Jun 3, 2021:

"Very sad to see, Judy was always one of those special people. She had a smile and a friendly for all she came in contact with. Rest easy"

Marlois Jorgenson wrote on Jun 3, 2021:

"So sorry for your loss! I worked with Judy at Winona National from 2001 until she \"retired\". We had so much fun and Judy was always so upbeat and had the most contagious laugh! She worked through the heartache of losing her parents so close together and caring for Cocoa for them. We all know how much she loved Marcus and would brag about him every chance she got. I will miss you Judy ??"

leo hazelton wrote on Jun 2, 2021:

"Dianne and I are very sorry to hear of her passing. We have know the family for 38 years. I worked with Steve and knew the kids. Ours actually baby set for them. Steve may you find peace "

Jackie Stevens wrote on Jun 2, 2021:

"Kromrey Family- I was shocked to see this in the shopper. I worked with Judy, Kathy, Debi, and the rest of the crew from Midtown in the Mall. Judy, Kathy, Debi, and Tina were like mothers to us young pups at the time. I enjoyed her company when we would work the service counter. Judy, along with the rest of the ladies would come to our young pups special events (weddings, graduations, baby showers etc). Over time we all kind of went our separate ways and would see each other in different places in Winona. It was like we never left the store. We would pick up gabbing about how old the kids were, what we were doing, etc. She will be missed. -Jackie (Miller) Stevens"