Judy Karen Woodard, 63, of Ridgeway, died on Sunday, August 5, 2018, at Mayo Health Systems surrounded by family. Judy was born on December 18, 1954, in Winona, to Harold and Betty Oldendorf. She grew up outside Winona. Judy attended school in Pickwick, graduated from Winona High, and received a degree as a medical secretary from Winona Vo-Tech. She met the love of her life, John Woodard, and soon after the two were married on October 7, 1972. They raised five boys together on the family farm outside Ridgeway. Judy was not afraid to do any chore asked of her on the farm. Her favorite pastimes were gardening, baking, and sewing. She treasured her time taking care of their many grandchildren. Every grandchild felt special when Grandma was around. She also never let a day go by without talking to her sister, Jean.
Judy is survived by her loving husband of 45 years, John; sons, Michael, Josh (Jamie), Christopher (Amy), Dusty (Gabrielle), Jesse (Alysia); grandchildren, Brady, Maci, Bowen, Jaden, Clayton, Eliza, Emma, Dalton, Henry, Hickory, Arlo, Clara; sisters, Jean, Joy. She was preceded in death by her parents and brother, Jerry.
A funeral will be held at 1 p.m. on Thursday, August 9, at St. Luke’s Lutheran Church, Pickwick. Visitation will be held from 4-7 p.m. on Wednesday at Hoff Celebration of Life Center, Goodview, and one hour prior to the service on Thursday at the church. Please leave a memory of Judy and view her tribute video at hofffuneral.com.