Judith "Judy" Ilene (Esterby) Huggett, born in Red Wing, MN, April 1, 1947 died peacefully December 5, 2020 in Rochester, MN at the age of 73 following a short battle with cancer.
She grew up on the family farm in Cannon Falls, MN. She was active in 4-H and Luther League through Urland Lutheran Church while growing up. Judy graduated from the Fairview School of Nursing as a Registered Nurse and had a long career caring for many throughout her years as a nurse in Hennepin County Memorial Center, St. Marys Mayo Clinic, Fairview in Minneapolis, and finally at Memorial Nursing and Rehab Center in Medford, WI for over 30 years until retirement. Judy married Tom Huggett in July 1969. They enjoyed 50 years of marriage together. They lived in Minnesota when first married and moved to Medford, Wisconsin for most of their lives where they raised their daughters Jennifer and Teresa.
She was a kind and loving Grandma and enjoyed attending many school events, sports, and activities to cheer for and support her 5 grandchildren. Judy had a strong faith in God and held various roles within First Baptist Church in Medford. She loved to travel with family, friends, and her husband and enjoyed many destinations such as Norway, Israel, Hawaii, Nashville, and the family annual fishing trip north.
Judy is survived by her two daughters Jennifer (Kevin) Therriault of Green Bay, WI, and Teresa (Kevin) Erickson of Rochester, MN, 5 grandchildren, Ava and Wil Therriault, Shawn, Cora, and Kullen Erickson. She is survived by brother Gary (Avis) Esterby of Dennison, MN, sister Ann (Lars) Romo of Cannon Falls, MN, and brother Roger Esterby of Cook, MN. She is also survived by many family and friends. She is preceded in death by her parents Andrew and Edith Esterby, her husband Thomas Huggett, and sister-in-law Vicki Esterby.
In lieu of flowers memorials may be directed to the American Cancer Society.
There will be a private family graveside service. Ranfranz and Vine Funeral Home is honored to be serving the Huggett Family. To share a special memory or condolence please visit www.ranfranzandvinefh.com
I went to high school with Judy, she was a nice person. I was so happy to see her, and catch up with her, a few years ago at our class reunion. Sincere condolences to her family.
Connie Van Guilder Weaver
I was greatly saddened to read of Judy's passing. She has been a customer of mine for several years, and I always enjoyed her calls and visits to my flower shop. She always delighted in doing special things for others. I will have fond memories of her. Sending my deepest sympathy to her family.
Tulips & Truffles Florist
Rochester, prev Pine Island
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