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Judy Hultgren
Born in Illinois
67 years
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     Judy A. Hultgren, 67, of Peoria, passed away at 4:24 p.m. on Friday, August 5, 2011, at Proctor Hospital in Peoria.
Funeral services will be at 11 a.m. on Monday, August 8, 2011, at Northminster Presbyterian Church in Peoria, with the Reverend Mike Shirey officiating. Visitation will be one-hour prior to services at the church. Interment will be at 1 p.m. on Tuesday, August 9, 2011, at Pleasant View Cemetery in Kewanee.
Judy was born in Kewanee on October 30, 1943, a daughter of Carrol “Gus” and Eugenia “Jean” (Krause) German. She was preceded in death by her father and brother, Gary German. She married Robert C. “Bob” Hultgren on January 31, 1965 in Kewanee. They were later divorced.
She is survived by her mother, Eugenia “Jean” German of Kewanee; son, Brian (Nichole) Hultgren of Brighton, CO; daughter, Karen Hultgren (Staven) Bruce of Minneapolis, MN; grandchildren, Grover, Adelaide and Finnegan Bruce; aunt, Maurine German of Kewanee; uncle, Dale German of Kewanee; and brother and sister-in-law, Allan and Lois Hultgren of East Peoria.
Judy was a member of Northminster Presbyterian Church in Peoria and was also employed with Northminster for the last fifteen years. She held several positions, but most enjoyed working for their Aftercare program.
She was formerly employed as a secretary for the Presbytery of Great Rivers in Peoria and as a special education teacher for Limestone Community High School in Bartonville. She was very patient and enjoyed her work with special needs children.
Judy was very active at Northminster, including their Presbyterian Women, Stephen’s Ministry, Angel’s Arms Ministry, Christianity on Caffeine, serving as a Sunday School Teacher, teaching Confirmation and formerly served as an Elder. She loved listening to hymns, especially “How Firm the Foundation”, Bible study and Sunday School. Her favorite book of the Bible was Leviticus.
She was a proud graduate of Galva High School’s Class of 1961. She earned her Bachelor of Arts degree from Illinois State University in Normal and also served as a volunteer for Special Olympics.
Judy remained close to her college friends through the Illinois State University Women’s Group: Judy Scranton, Emily Lewis, Elaine Dunbar, Nan Mains, Mary Ann Fugate, Ann Kamp, Joyce Long and Joann McRoberts. She always enjoyed their annual bed and breakfast weekend at New Salem and meeting for lunch throughout the year.
She enjoyed reading and had a passion for history, geography and the Classics, like Little House on the Prairie and Little Women. She never stopped learning. She collected Russian nesting dolls and anything from Sweden and England. She had always wanted travel to those countries.
Judy will most be remembered as a loving and devoted daughter, mother and grandmother.
Memorial contributions may be made in Judy’s memory to the Angel’s Arms Ministry at Northminster or Abilities Plus in Kewanee.
Funeral arrangements have been entrusted to Clary Funeral Home, 3004 West Lake Avenue in Peoria.


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Judy Kingery Scranton ISU Group January 22, 2013
Mrs. German, Brian, Karen and family,

Your memorial to Judy was just beautiful and I was very touched to be included by name and picture. Our "Get Together" ISU group has been so special for 46 years and your Mom was so very special to us.

Judy Kingery Scranton
Pittsfield, IL
Pam Garner In heaven forever August 14, 2011
Judy's family- Mom and Karen and Brian- I am so sorry that this world is missing our Jiudy. We can be assured she is in heaven and enjoying her time with her GOD. I will always remembered how she could remember your intersts and always took her time to listen as you rattle on about them. She has a true heart for God and is an inspiration for us as we journey this life. IT is a honor to call her friend. WIth lovePam and Jim Garner
Lois Hultgren We will miss you August 12, 2011

Dear Jean, Brian & Karen & Family

We are keeping you in our prayers.  We miss Judy very much.  It will really be hard not being able to have our talks.  She was a beautiful person and I miss her very much.  Love to you all.  Aunt Lois
Gloria Stoda neighbor August 11, 2011

I will miss my neighbor on Northview Rd having lived there for many years.

Bless you, Judy, until we meet again.  Gloria Stoda

Joy Gamble Todd and Bill Todd retired teachers August 10, 2011
 Dear Jean and Family members and friends of Judy,

Joy and I were gone to Michigan to visit our Amy's family. Yesterday, we were in Kewanee to visit Joy's sister who told us of the death of Judy. We were stunned to find that kind of news. The years have flown by and we have all gotten older but with fond memories of the days that have passed and the "Judys" that we  have met and spent a good time with during this journey called life.

She was a good person and will be missed by those she touched in her church family, her children and grand children and her college friends who managed to keep up a long and loving relationship.

Travel on Judy and may the trip be as good as those who believe it to be.   
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