In Memory of Judy A. Jepsen



Judy A. Jepsen
Judy A. Jepsen
Born: June 11, 1941
Died: June 19, 2015
Age: 74
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Judy A. Jepsen
June 11, 1941 - June 19, 2015
From: Sioux City, IA | Originally: Ida Grove, IA

Judy A. Jepsen, age 74, of Sioux City, formerly of Ida Grove, passed away on Friday, June 19, 2015 at Unity Point Health – St. Luke’s Hospital of Sioux City, Iowa.

Funeral Services will be held at 10:30 a.m., Tuesday, June 23, 2015, at the Faith Community Church of Ida Grove, Iowa. The Rev. Mark Aurand will officiate. Private family graveside services will be held at a later date in the Ida Grove Cemetery of Ida Grove, Iowa with military rites conducted by the McNamara – Moore Post No. 61 of the American Legion. Visitation will be held from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m., Monday, June 22, 2015 at the Christensen – Van Houten Funeral Home of Ida Grove, Iowa. The Christensen ~ Van Houten Funeral Home of Ida Grove, Iowa is in charge of the funeral arrangements. Condolences may be sent online to www.christensenvanhouten.com 

Judy A. Jepsen was born on June 11, 1941 in Portland, Oregon to Gordon Hosmer and Harriet Bowers.

Judy grew up and attended school in Portland, she continued her education in the field of Nursing, becoming a LPN.

Judy joined the U.S. Navy in 1959 as a Naval Nurse and was stationed in Waukegan, Illinois, where she worked at Great Lakes Naval Hospital. While working she met and cared for an ARMY man named Tom Jepsen.  Judy and Tom were married on a Military weekend pass in Yankton, South Dakota on December 21, 1960. Both had to return to their stations, Tom to Virginia and Judy to California. Tom and Judy both served their country with honor and were honorably discharged in 1961.

Being out of the service the couple made their home in Ida Grove, Iowa, and were blessed with three children; David, Debra, and Dianna.

Judy worked in the Odebolt Nursing Home, and retired from the Morningside Care Center after 32 years.

Judy enjoyed crafting, sewing, reading, camping, fishing, painting ceramics, collecting dolls, making miniature doll houses along with all the furniture, baking, and cooking. She will be remembered by her family and friends for her famous potato salad and delectable banana cream pie.

Left to cherish her memory is her loving husband of 54 years, Tom Jepsen of Sioux City, Iowa; children, David Jepsen and wife Beverly of Lynn Center, Illinois; Debra Reed and husband Michael of Aurelia, Iowa; Dianna Koontz and Chad Menefee of Sergeant Bluff, Iowa; nine grandchildren; Stephen Jepsen, Angela Jepsen, Heidi Nelson, Tabatha Grissom, Brittany Grissom, Andrew Koontz, Tyler Koontz, Trevor Koontz, Olivia Koontz; three great grandchildren; brother, George O’Neill of Virginia; Sisters, Pamela Adams and husband Dan of Oregon; Roxyne Manning and husband John of Virginia; Barbara Lindquist and husband Gene of Arizona; and extended family and friends.

Judy was preceded in death by her parents; sister, Patricia; and two brothers, Michael and David.

SERVICES

10:30 a.m., Tuesday,
June 23, 2015

Faith Community Church
Ida Grove, Iowa

OFFICIATING

Pastor Mark Aurand

CASKET BEARERS

Honorary Pallbearers:
Joe Johnson
Leonard Daniels
Darold "Corky" Brookbank
Gary Harter

VISITATION

6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.,
Monday, June 22, 2015

Christensen - Van Houten
Funeral Home
Ida Grove, Iowa

MUSIC

Carrie Odgaard, Organist

Congregational Hymns:
"In The Garden"
"The Old Rugged Cross"

Recorded Selection:
"Amazing Grace"

INTERMENT

Private Family
Graveside Services
will be held at a later date

Ida Grove Cemetery
Ida Grove, Iowa

Mililtary Rites:
McNamara - Moore
Post No. 61 of the
American Legion
Ida Grove, Iowa


Condolences


Monday, June 29, 2015 at 3:48 PM
“Tom, We were very sad to hear about the passing of Judy. We want to give our sympathies to you and your family. Now you have the memories to cherish!
Donna & Dick Mau”
- Dick and Donna Mau
Monday, June 29, 2015 at 3:47 PM
“sorry for your loss will miss her at the reunion . take care callwhen you can”
- WILIAM KENNEDY
Wednesday, June 24, 2015 at 9:57 AM
“Keeping you in our thoughts and prayers as you go through this difficult time.”
- Marvin & Judi Brookbank
Tuesday, June 23, 2015 at 3:24 PM
“Sorry for your loss. I enjoy working with Judy for many years here in town. She well be miss.”
- Cindy Hinrickson
Tuesday, June 23, 2015 at 3:24 PM
“Tom, Debbie, David and Dianna,

I was so very sorry to hear that Judy had passed away. I so enjoyed being neighbors with your family!
I wish to extend my deepest sympathy and prayers for your family at this difficult time.”
- Wanda (Nepper) Schiernbeck
Sunday, June 21, 2015 at 1:14 PM
“Tom, our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. When I visited in your home-Judy was a gracious hostess and extended her love and kindness to me upon our first meeting. She will always be remembered for her hospitality and "caring" ways. Carl Boothe”
- Carl & Shirley Boothe
Sunday, June 21, 2015 at 1:14 PM
“Tom and family, so sorry to hear of Judy's passing, know you will miss her dearly, Ronald and Diana Miller”
- Ronald and Diana Miller
Sunday, June 21, 2015 at 1:14 PM
“John and I are so sorry for your loss of Judy,I enjoyed working with Judy for many years in Ida Grove many happy memories were made”
- Janet Brinkman
Sunday, June 21, 2015 at 1:13 PM
“Tom and family, my heartfelt sympathy to you all. I had the pleasure of working with Judy at Morningside. She was a good teacher and mentor. Prayers for you all.”
- Valarie wonder
Saturday, June 20, 2015 at 3:09 PM
“Tom and family, you are in my thought and prayers as you part with your wife, mother, grandmother. I know the sorrow this bring. Cherish all the memories. Hugs
Shirley Ruser”
- Shirley Ruser
Friday, June 19, 2015 at 10:43 PM
“Tom and family Wayne and I would like to extend our deepest sympathy to you and your family Judy was a great person may she rest in peace”
- Wayne and Ina Mae Bliesmann
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