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Judith "Judy" Karlstad

February 4, 1945 — December 5, 2022

Mandan

 

Judith “Judy” Ann Karlstad, 77, Mandan, died December 5, 2022, at Sanford Health, surrounded by her family. Cremation has taken place. A memorial service will be held 2 p.m. Friday, December 9, 2022, at Messiah Lutheran Church, Mandan. Visitation will be held one hour prior at the church.

Burial will be held at Mandan Union Cemetery, Mandan.

Judy was born February 4, 1945, in Auburn, Washington, the daughter of Charles and Ona (Buck) Wickham. Judy was kissed in the third grade by Jerry Karlstad, who became the love of her life. They became husband and wife on May 23, 1962, in Fergus Falls, Minnesota. To this union, four daughters were born: Sherry, Patty, Lorie and Rhonda. While in Fergus Falls, Judy worked at the state hospital. Jerry and Judy moved their family to Mandan in January 1976.

She worked in daycare for Betty Pfeiler until later opening her own home daycare. She eventually worked alongside her daughter Rhonda at her home daycare. All the children Judy cared for along with their parents became her “family.” She was known as “Grandma Jude” to all.

Judy was a member of Messiah Lutheran Church, which she attended until she became a shut in. She enjoyed going to rummage sales, playing bingo, visits to Prairie Knights Casino, and spoiling her sphinx cat, Sophie. Judy also loved spoiling her grandchildren and great-grandchildren.  

Judy is survived by her four daughters, Sherry (Mark) Zander, Patty (Ken) Sjomeling, Lorie (Clint) Ennen, and Rhonda (Dan) Rhoden; nine grandchildren, Jessica (Preston) McKay, Brendon (Angela) Zander, Michael Sjomeling, Brian (Kim) Sjomeling, Jason Sjomeling, Denver (Adrianna) Ennen, Navada (Austin Tompkins) Ennen, Brittany (Tim) Ell, and Kaelee (Matthew) Schirado;18 great-grandchildren, Bryce and Emma McKay, Meredith, Caroline, and Evelyn Zander, Hailey, David, Savanna, and Atticus Sjomeling, Bennett and Gabrielle Ennen, Saige Tompkins,  Nohla, Daxton, and Moesley Ell, Amara, Lincoln, and Callahan Schirado; sisters-in-law, Sonia (Duane) Brown, Kay Wickham, and Rose Wickham.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Jerry; her parents; Charles and Ona Wickham; mother-and father-in-law, Horace and Louise Karlstad; siblings, Leroy (Vangie) Peck, Donna (Alfred) Anderson, Robert (Evelyn) Peck, Agnes Wickham, Charles Wickham, Jr., Charlotte (Jerry) Knutson, Grace (Dennis) Karlstad, Henry Wickham, Harley Wickham, and Lloyd Wickham; sister-in-law, Darlene (Arvid) Lein; great-nieces, Dana Platow and Beverly Anderson; nephews, Jeff Karlstad and Cody Wickham.

The family would like to thank the staff of Sanford ER/ICU for their compassionate care of Judy, along with providing peace to the family knowing she received the best medical treatment and care.

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