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Judith R. Gildemeister

Died: Thursday, September 12, 2013
Age: 70
Judith R. Gildemeister, 70, Sharon, died Monday, Aug. 12, 2013, at Lakeland Health Care Center in Elkhorn.

She was born Sept. 17, 1942, in Harvard, Ill., the daughter of Raymond H. and Alice Lorenz Jahnke. She married Carroll Gildemeister Aug. 22, 1964, in Walworth.

Judy was a 1960 graduate of Big Foot High School, a 1964 graduate with a Bachelor of Arts degree from Milwaukee Downer College (now Lawrence University), where she was a member of the alumni board for several years. She then attended Beloit College where she received her teacherís certificate. She later earned her masterís degree from University of Wisconsin-Whitewater. Judy taught at Elkhorn Middle School and then at Fontana Grade School. She was a Master Gardener and was very active at the Rotary Gardens in Janesville. Judy served as a member of the Big Foot High School Board of Education and on the Needs Assessment Committee for the Big Foot Area Schools. She was a member of the AAUW, Immanuel United Church of Christ in Walworth, the church choir and a charter member of the bell choir.

Judy is survived by her husband, Carroll; one daughter, Brenda Kroupa, Neosho; and a brother, Bruce (Linda) Jahnke, New Berlin.

Memorial services at 10:30 a.m., Saturday, Sept. 14, at the United Church of Christ-Congregational, 123 E. Washington, Delavan, with the Rev. Laura McLeod officiating. In lieu of other expressions of sympathy, the family suggests memorials to Lakeland Health Care Center, Activity Department, 1922 County Road NN, Elkhorn, WI, 53121. Toynton Walworth Funeral Home assisted the family with arrangements.

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