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William E. Judd, Jr.


Bill serves as the managing Funeral Director at Kearns Funeral Service.  He is a native of Clinton, Iowa and first became interested in funeral service after a tour of a funeral home while in high school. Bill is a graduate of Kirkwood Community College in Cedar Rapids and Worsham College of Mortuary Science in Wheeling, Illinois.

Bill began his funeral service career with Kearns Funeral Service completing his internship in 1992. He left the firm in 1996 to pursue other interests, including a partnership with Law-Jones Funeral Homes in Savanna, Illinois. Bill returned to the Cedar Valley in October 2007 and has over 20 years of experience serving families of all faith traditions. He and his wife Mary Ann reside in La Porte City and have a son, Jon and his wife Chelsea.

Bill is a Past President of the La Porte City Lions Club.  He and Mary Ann serve on the La Porte City Festival of Trails Parade Committee.  In their spare time, Bill and Mary Ann like to travel, spend time in the outdoors and visiting with family and friends.  Bill’s hobbies include following the weather, trout fishing, camping and electronics.  He has earned an Extra Class Ham Radio Operator license with the call sign WØWMT. 

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