Obituary of Judith Elizabeth Sternhagen
HOPKINTON, IOWA Judith Elizabeth Sternhagen, 72 of Hopkinton, passed away Sunday, July 19, 2020, at Regional Medical Center in Manchester. Visitation will be held from 3:00 – 6:00 p.m. Wednesday, July 22 , 2020, at Kramer Funeral Home, Monticello. A Celebration of Life will begin at 6:00 p.m. Wednesday, July 22, 2020 at Kramer Funeral Home in Monticello. Judy was born July 29, 1947 the daughter of Eugene and Dorothy (Ruley) Picray. She grew up on the family farm and graduated from Monticello High School in 1966. After graduation she worked at Ensign Coil Company in Cascade. Judy married Duane Sternhagen on April 4, 1970 at Sacred Heart Church in Monticello. She then worked at Modernfold in Dyersville from 1974 until retirement in 2009. She loved to collect and write out recipes, show off her Park Lane Jewelry collection, and play cards and dominoes. Her favorite pastimes were watching her grandkids activities/family get-togethers, going on country drives, gambling, and trying out new restaurants. Survivors include her husband, Duane, children; Ron (Deb) Sternhagen of Monticello, Trish (Jeff) McDonald of Hopkinton, grandchildren; Corey (Jordan) Richardson of Monticello, Carter (Courtney) Balentine of Anamosa, Chase and Caden Sternhagen of Monticello, great grandchildren; Aria and Jett Richardson, siblings; Ronald (Jane) Picray of Monticello, in-laws; Dan Moats, Jeanette Davis (special friend Howard Chapman), Bill (LaVonne) Sternhagen, Carl (Betty) Sternhagen, Linda (Roy) Shelton, Rosie (Donnie) Topping, Anne (Tom) Avery She was preceded in death by her parents, grandson, Noah Sternhagen, siblings: Gerald John Picray, Connie (Jerry) Breitbach, Marlene Moats, Gene, Jr. (Peg) Picray, in-laws, Mary Lou (Francis) Schilling and Wayne Davis.