Judy A. Genke, age 82, formerly of Gillett, WI passed away on Sunday, January 22, 2023. She was born on December 6, 1940 in the town of How to the late Elmer and Isabell Gardebrecht. Judy graduated from Suring High School in 1958. She worked at the Plywood in Gillett and then Lindwood in Mosling until they closed. Judy then worked at the Gillett nursing home until retirement. In her younger years, Judy enjoyed going to polka dances and fishing with her best friend Vic. She also enjoyed flower gardening, playing cards, bingo, birdwatching, and watching game shows. More than anything, Judy loved spending time with her family, especially visiting her daughter, son-in-law, granddaughter, and grand-dogs. Judy is survived by her daughter, Brenda Burkard; her son-in-law, Gary Burkard; and her granddaughter Isabella Burkard; as well as siblings, Darlene Buhrandt, Susan Druckrey, and Dan (Teri) Gardebrecht; sisters in-law, Cheryl Gardebrecht, Connie Gardebrecht; and best friend Vic Milhans. She is further survived by many nieces, nephews, and friends. Judy was preceded in death by her parents, Elmer and Isabell Gardebrecht; and brothers Richard Gardebrecht and Harvey Gardebrecht; brother-in-law Lawrence Buhrandt; and two infant sons, Todd and Jeffery Genke.
Visitation will be held on Friday, January 27, 2023 at St. John Lutheran Church, 101 W Main St., Gillett, from 11:30 AM until the time of service at 1:30 PM. Officiating at the funeral service will be Rev. Chris Byars, with burial to follow at St. John Lutheran Church Cemetery, Gillett.
The family would like to thank the staff of Matthews Senior Living in Wrightstown and Moments Hospice for the excellent care provided to Judy.
The Kuehl Funeral Home, Gillett is assisting the family with arrangements. Expressions of sympathy and memories may be shared with the family by visiting www.kuehlfuneralhome.com.
In lieu of flowers, a memorial fund will be established in Judy’s memory.