Judith “Judy” Irene Deremer was born April 12, 1945, in Stromsburg, to Bayard and Cynthia (Hattel) Heins.
She attended school at Waco, graduating in 1964. On April 24, 1965, Judy was united in marriage to William D. Deremer at Peace Lutheran Church in Waco. She worked for Utica Community Care Center for more than 30 years, retiring in 2018. In her free time, Judy loved gardening, canning and cooking. She especially enjoyed spending time with her granddaughters and great-granddaughters playing Yahtzee or teaching them how to make cookies. She was a member of the Utica Fire Department Women’s Auxiliary. Judy passed away Nov. 7, 2020, in Lincoln, at the age 75 years, 6 months and 26 days.
She is survived by her husband, William D. Deremer, Utica; daughters, Tammy (Fritz) Matlock, York, and Lanette (Adam) Simmerman, Utica; sisters, Joyce Rucsdaeschel, Seward, and Yvonne (Allen) Stuhr, Waco; grandchildren, Jessica Wagner, Jackie (Robert) Corner, Abby Flowerday, Kimberly (Lincoln) Havranek, Chelsea (Matt) Robinson and Cheyenna (Nick) Babcock; great-grandchildren, Kristi Corner, Samantha Corner and Raven Wagner. Judy was preceded in death by her parents, Bayard and Cynthia Heins, and parents-in-law, William G. and Ruth Deremer.
Visitation and signing of the remembrance book is Friday, Nov. 13, from 1 to 8 p.m. at Volzke Funeral Home. Family will greet friends from 6:30 to 8 p.m. Funeral service is at 10:30 a.m. Saturday, Nov. 14, at St. Paul Lutheran Church in Utica. Inurnment will be at a later date at the Utica Cemetery.