Judy Oakey’s earthly adventure ended at 5:10 p.m. Monday (Dec. 4, 2017) at her home in Bloomington where her earthen clay body crumbled, freeing her spirit to return home, to her creator, our Father.
Her Mass of celebration will be 11 a.m. Saturday at St. Mary’s Catholic Church, Bloomington, with Father Greg Nelson officiating. Visitation will be two hours prior to Mass at the church. She will be cremated and, along with her husband John’s remains, will be buried at a later date with their daughter, Julie, in Queen of Heaven Cemetery, Hillside. Kibler-Brady-Ruestman Memorial Home, Bloomington, is assisting the family with arrangements.
Memorials may be made to Faith In Action of Bloomington or St. Mary’s Catholic Church, Bloomington.
Judy was born Aug. 1, 1941, in Perham, Minn., a daughter to Leonard F. and Irene Belka Boedigheimer. She married John Oakey on Dec. 28, 1970, in Perham, where the temperature was 28 below zero, a beautiful, sunny, crisp day!
She is survived by her sons, Jeffrey L. (Laura) Oakey, Montclair, Va.; Jerome W. (Laura) Oakey, Bloomington; and Jon/JJ (Nora) Oakey, Alexandria, Va.; brother, Paul Boedigheimer; sister, Mary Rose; and aunt, Fern Boedigheimer, all of Minnesota; and many nieces and nephews. Also surviving is a special family, Jim and Kathy Blank of Kentucky and daughters, Sammy (Al) Trueblood, Indiana, and Kelly Blank, Colorado. John and Judy were asked to be the girls’ adopted grandparents when Kathy’s last parent died, and they "trained us" to be grandparents for Cole, Marti, Aidan, Jack, Vaughn, Graham and Trevor Oakey.
Judy was preceded in death by her parents; husband, John; daughter, Julie; brother, Dennis; sister-in-law, Melanie; sister, Betty; and many aunts and uncles.
Condolences and memories of Judy may be left for the family at kiblerbradyruestman.com.