Wanda Judge, 79, of Garwin, Iowa passed away on Tuesday, July 8, 2014, at home.
Funeral services will be held at 1:30 p.m. on Monday, July 14, 2014, at the Mitchell Family Funeral Home in Marshalltown. Visitation will be on Sunday, July 13, from 4 - 7 p.m. at the funeral home. Mitchell Family Funeral Home is caring for Wanda and her family.
Wanda was born in Muhlenberg County, Ky., on Jan. 30, 1935, to Earl and Stella (Sweeny) Rager, and was always proud of her Kentucky heritage where you say ya'll. She attended Catholic school in Elizabethtown, Ky., as a child. After graduating high school, she went to work as a secretary with the Army at Fort Knox. From there she moved to Panama where she worked as a civilian secretary for the Army. She proudly retired from the civil service duty after 33 years, her last assignment being at William Beaumont in Fort Bliss, Texas.
She was also the book keeper for her friend Carole Ann who was a CPA. After retiring from civil service duty, she became the first city clerk for the newly incorporated Horizon City, Texas. After she moved to Iowa she worked for KDAO radio for a short time before becoming the city clerk of Garwin until she was forced to retire due to health issues .
She met Wayne E Judge Sr. in Horizon City, Texas and they later wed Aug. 12, 1995. That same year they moved to Garwin where they have lived since. She enjoyed traveling, attending engine shows with Wayne, wintering in Fairhope, Alabama, and spending time with family and their grandchildren. Wanda enjoyed making coffee and joking around with Wayne's engine friends while they were having their so called "meetings" in Wayne's shop. She also became an avid Chicago Cub's fan and Wanda and Wayne would plan their days around Cub's games. Wanda was an accomplished piano player, giving lessons and playing for churches for many years.
Left to cherish her memory are her husband, Wayne E. Judge, Sr; children: Vicki (David) Pendell and Robert Robinson, and Wayne's children whom she loved as her own, Wayne E (Julie) Judge Jr, Ann (Edward) Judge, Michael (Lauri) Judge, Melinda (Dan) Burton, and John (Cari) Judge; and grandchildren: Tommy Taylor, Melanie Robinson, Jacob Judge, Jasmine Judge, Adam Buhr, Nicholas Burton, Rachel Burton, Nathan Judge & Isaac Judge. Godddaughter: Elizabeth Irish Oswalt.
She was preceded in death by her parents, Earl and Stella.
In lieu of flowers please make donations to: University of Iowa Foundation, Levitt Center for University Advancement, One West Park Road, P.O. Box 4550, Iowa City, IA 53044-04550.