Judith Ann Clausen was born on April 28, 1941 to Elmer and Frieda (Hansen) Andresen in Battle Creek, Iowa. She was baptized on July 6, 1941 and later confirmed her faith on May 29, 1955 at St. John Lutheran Church in Battle Creek, Iowa. Judie received her education from Battle Creek High School and graduated with the class of 1959. Following high school, she worked at McGuire Auction in Holstein.
Judie married Donald Clausen on August 3, 1963 at St. John Lutheran Church in Battle Creek. The couple made their home in Schleswig and were blessed with the birth of three children: Shelley, Stacey and Scott. Judie took on in-home babysitting after she became a mother, which she enjoyed very much. She then decided to start working outside her home and was employed by Farmer's Mutual Insurance Company as the secretary. It was no secret that when you saw Judie, you saw Don. The couple remained best friends from the first day they met. They were filled with joy every day they were able to spend together and they were thankful that they were able to retire at the same time.
Judie was a member of Immanuel Lutheran Church in Schleswig. In her younger years, you could find her dancing, bowling and golfing. She spent a few years teaching Sunday school. She loved her weekly Bridge card club with friends. Judie was an avid Iowa Hawkeyes fan. One of her favorite pastimes was riding in the golf cart with Don at the Schleswig Golf Course. Above all, she appreciated spending time with her family. She especially cherished being a grandma and great-grandma.
Judie passed away at her home in Schleswig on Thursday, May 11, 2023 at the age of 82 years and 13 days.
Judie was preceded in death by her parents; brother, Norman "Gail" Andresen; and sister, Patricia Bock. She is survived by her husband of 59 years, Don Clausen of Schleswig; three children: Shelley (Rod) Segebart of Gowrie, Stacey Dimig of Schleswig, and Scott (Amanda) Clausen of Omaha, Nebraska; eight grandchildren: Derrick Dimig, Alyssa Dimig, Dylan Dimig, Miranda Segebart, Marissa Segebart, Arrick Clausen, Holden Clausen, and Ashtyn Clausen; six great-grandchildren: Kyza, KieLee, Rhett, Lux, Antonio, and Atlee; and many other relatives and friends.
Visitation will be held from 4:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. on Monday, May 15, 2023 at the Huebner Funeral Home in Schleswig. Her funeral service will be held at 10:30 a.m. on Tuesday, May 16, 2023, at Immanuel Lutheran Church in Schleswig. Interment will follow in the Morgan Cemetery. Memorials may be directed to the family.
Judie's funeral service will be live streamed and you can watch by following this link: https://youtube.com/live/5EQBMpsaW1Y
Nancy & Jim Jurgens wrote on May 22, 2023:
"Dear Don and Family, I was so shocked when I read about Judy's passing. She was such a wonderful, fun and loving person. I can still remember the first time Carol brought her home for a weekend of fun. She definitely became a part of our family. Please know you are all in our hearts and in our prayers. You all have our deepest sympathy love hugs and prayers. Judy will always have a special place in my heart. She and carol are back together in Heaven having a great time while those of us will miss her terribly. "
Joyce Rutherford wrote on May 13, 2023:
"So sorry for your loss. Always love Judie had a lot of fun being around her. Will miss her."
Bonnie Wigg wrote on May 13, 2023:
"So sorry to hear of Judy's passing. She always was smiling no matter when you seen Judy. We had some fun times with Don & Judy. I'm sure she will truly missed. We'd like to offer our Sincere Condolences to Don & Family ."
Dick and Jo Streck wrote on May 12, 2023:
"Don and family, we are sorry to hear of the passing of Judie. We will have fond memories of her kindness and friendship, I can still hear her laughter. May memories help comfort you. Our sympathy. "
Judy Jepsen wrote on May 12, 2023:
"So very sorry to hear this sad news. Judie was always so happy when I saw her and Don. We will miss her. Judy and Dick Jepsen"
SAUNDRA LEONARD wrote on May 12, 2023:
"I?M SO SORRY DON FOR YOUR LOSS. A LOVE TO NEVER FORGET. THINK OF HER SMILE AND JOY IN LIFE. JUST REMEMBER SHE IS NOW AT HER HEAVENLY HOME AND IN THE ARMS OF JESUS. YOU ARE IN MY PRAYERS. WILL TRY TO REACH OUT TO YOU SOON. SANDY LEONARD"
Ann Klein wrote on May 12, 2023:
"Don and family, we are so sorry to read about Judie. Such a sweet lady. May God wrap you all in his arms and bring you peace and May His angels speed her to paradise. Kevin and Ann Klein"
Marge and Dan Miller wrote on May 12, 2023:
"Don and Family,
Our Thoughts and Prayers are with you and your family during this difficult time. R. I. P. Judie????"