Mary Ann Judd

Nov 20, 2019
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Mass of Christian Burial:  will be held 10:30 a.m. Monday, November 25, 2019 at Sacred Heart Catholic Church in La Porte City


2-5 p.m. Sunday, November 24, 2019 at Sacred Heart Catholic Church, 1021 Poplar St. in La Porte City with a 5:00 p.m. Service of Remembrance. Visitation will also be one hour before the service on Monday at the church.


 St. Mary’s Cemetery in Hazelton


May be directed to Sacred Heart Parish Capital Campaign or to the family.


Mary Ann Judd, 64, of La Porte City, died Wednesday, November 20, 2019 at MercyOne Medical Center Waterloo.  

She was born January 25, 1955 in Waterloo the daughter of John George and Mary “Rozella” Harrington Kramer.  Mary Ann was a 1973 graduate of Columbus High School in Waterloo and earned her Associate’s Degree in 1975 from Hawkeye Technical College, Secretarial Program.  She was united in marriage with William E. “Bill” Judd, Jr., on June 13, 1987 at St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Waterloo.

Mary Ann began her working career at Allen Hospital Dietary Department, and later worked at Keller-Apex Loan Co. and Black Hawk County Abstract Co. in Waterloo.  Following her marriage, she worked as a medical secretary in several hospitals and clinics, most recently Covenant Clinic in Waterloo until she retired due to health concerns in 2014.

She was a member of Sacred Heart Catholic Church in La Porte City, a former eucharistic minister and taught CCD classes, a member of Beta Sigma Phi Sorority, was a former Cub Scout den mother and served on La Porte City Festival of Trails Parade Committee.  Family was very important to Mary Ann.  She was a loving wife and mother and enjoyed spending time visiting with her extended family.  She enjoyed family trips, reading, working crossword puzzles, counted cross-stich projects and cooking.

Survived by her husband, Bill of La Porte City; one son, Jon (Chelsea) Judd of Rowley; a special family friend, Eric Zafft of Decorah; three brothers, Mike (Becky) Kramer of Waukon, Paul (Robyn) Kramer of Apple Valley, MN, Mark Kramer of Farmington, MN; her mother and father-in-law, Bill and Mary Kay Judd of Oelwein; two brothers-in-law, Philip (Alissa) Judd of Clinton and Patrick Judd of North Liberty; a sister-in-law, Meggan Judd of Clinton; three nieces, Kim (Matt) Meyer of Fargo, ND, Andrea (Nick) Sodahl of Bloomington, MN, Jessica Judd of Clinton; five nephews, Adam Kramer of Waterloo, Will Kramer of Des Moines, Michael Judd, Alex Judd and Carter Cant, all of Clinton; a great niece, Lillee Cass and three great nephews, Blake and Harrison Meyer and Zeke Cass.

Preceded in death by her parents; a brother and sister-in-law, Timothy (Diane) Kramer and a nephew, Clay Kramer.


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  1. Randy Williams | Nov 26, 2019
    Bill....Just learning of Mary Ann's passing and can't believe it.  You and Mary Ann meant a great deal to me.  She was such an asset to our Covenant family as were you years before. I wished we had stayed in touch after her retirement but neither of our health allowed for that.  Please give my regards to Jon as she so loved that boy.  I wish you and Jon only the best going forward.....with love......Randy
  2. Steven Blocker | Nov 24, 2019
    Please accept our Condolences from the Dorothy Blocker Family. 
  3. Bette Infeld | Nov 23, 2019
    Our thoughts and prayers to the family, I love her bubbling smile and had of tons of fun, she will be dearly miss by all who knew her. She is the  loving arms of the Lord. May God be with the family at this time........
  4. Karl and Lisa Palmer | Nov 23, 2019
    Our thoughts and prayers are with you always Bill for you and your family.
  5. Marcia Wier Shields | Nov 23, 2019

     My condolences and prayers to Mary Ann's family and friends. I grew up with Mary Ann in Waterloo. We lived across the street from each other. I have many fond memories of running around the neighborhood together, birthday parties, playing dress up, kickball in the street, spying on our older brothers, and games during rainy days in Kramers' screened in porch attached to their garage. I was back in Iowa in August and drove through the old neighborhood and thought of Mary Ann then. I know she's resting in God's arms now and I pray for peace and strength for her family.

    Marcia Wier Shields 

  6. Tish Flattery | Nov 22, 2019
    i am so very Bill. 
  7. Christie(Collins) Twaites | Nov 22, 2019
    Iam so sorry for your loss. Though I haven't seen Mary Ann for a long time, I do remember the fun times in high school.
  8. Craig Kramer | Nov 22, 2019

    My thoughts and prayers are with you, Bill, as you are on the receiving end of your calling.  Please accept my condolence as you navigate this huge change.

  9. Kathie Stevens | Nov 22, 2019

    Bill and Jon, 

    i worked with Mary Ann at Covenant years ago. I have never forgotten her fun bubbly personality andsmile!  
    Bill, I was so thankful to get to see her again whenshe was at the funeral home the day of my mom’s visitation. (Pat Knebel)  Though time and health nay have changed her in some ways, she still had hersparkle! 

    Just as you have facilitated so many others through this process, know that so many are lifting you up in prayer right  now. I pray for your peace!  

    Kathie Stevens.

  10. Louise Benson | Nov 22, 2019
    I am so sorry to hear of Mary Ann’s passing.  She and I worked together at Cov.  I always enjoyed our time talking.  Please accept my condolences.  
    Louise Benson
  11. Marvin and Sue Hrubes | Nov 22, 2019
    We were sad to hear the news.  Our prayers and thoughts and sympathy to Bill and the family.  Rest in peace.
  12. Columbus High School Alumni | Nov 21, 2019
    Our deepest sympathy to Mary Ann's family and friends.
  13. Marti Wood | Nov 21, 2019

    "Billy" and family. I am so sorry for your loss. It sounds like Mary Ann was welcomed into God's arms. Prayers for you and your family. 

    Love, Marti Wood

  14. Doug Kramer | Nov 21, 2019

    Our thoughts and prayers are with you Bill and your family.  Mary Ann will always be 

    remembered for her kind heart and complete love of life and her family.  We continue to

    keep you in our thoughts.


    Doug and Helen Kramer

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