Virgil Judge, 86, of rural Garwin, went home to be with the Lord on Thursday, April 4, 2013 at the Iowa River Hospice Home in Marshalltown,.
Funeral services were held at 10:30 a.m. on Monday, April 8, at Fellowship Baptist Church in Marshalltown. Military Honors will be provided by Harry C. Harter Veterans of Foreign Wars Post#839 and American Legion Frank Lewis Glick Post #146. In lieu of flowers memorials may be directed to the family to be designated at a later date. For condolences or questions please visit; www.mitchellfh.com. Mitchell Family Funeral Home is caring for Virgil and his family.
Virgil LeRoy Judge was born on Dec. 13, 1926 in Rural Garwin, at home, the son of Samuel and Elva (Richards) Judge. He was the youngest of 8 children. He attended Whippoorwill Country School and Garwin High School after which he farmed with his father. Virgil served our Country Honorably in the United States Army during the Korean War March 1951 to December 1952. On June 27, 1954 he was united in marriage to Beverly Jean Hennesy at the Little Brown Church in Nashua, Iowa. To this union three sons: Brian, Dennis, and Gary and one daughter, Brenda were born.
After his parents passed, he purchased the farm. Later he rented the crop ground but kept the pasture to raise cattle until his health failed. He also worked at Pioneer Hybrid, Lorensen and Beale Elevator and then Garwin Lumber until he retired. Virgil was saved as a young man at Carlton Brethren Church where he and his family attended until 1978, then joining Fellowship Baptist Church in Marshalltown, he was also a member of American Legion in Garwin. Virgil loved the Lord, his Church, family and friends and was never happier than when he could play ball, baseball, softball and football or volleyball. He was a loyal fan of the Chicago Cubs and the Iowa Hawkeyes. He enjoyed music, cattle and a good laugh.
Left to cherish his memory is his wife of 58 years, Beverly, sons, Brian (Cindy Bryant) Judge, Gary (Tammy Harris) Judge of Marshalltown, and daughter, Brenda (Herk) Schmidt of Reinbeck; grandsons, Daniel, Kelly and Aaron Judge, Darin and Austin Schmidt, a sister Bertha DeFrance of Davenport and many nieces and nephews.
In death Virgil rejoins his parents, Samuel and Elva, brothers, Lewis, Walter, Richard, Lawrence and Henry, sister, Gertrude Kerr, son Dennis in 1987, nephew, Loren, Darwin, and Bobby and a niece, Lelia.