Judith Leanna Grell, age 68, of Cambridge, passed away unexpectedly on Tuesday, June 18, 2019.
Judy was born on May 15, 1951, to Martin and Agnes Thompson. She grew up in Rush City and graduated from Rush City High School. She was united in marriage to Gary Grell on June 24, 1972. They built their new home in 1973 west of Cambridge, where they raised their three children, Sheri, Galen and Tania. After 30 years, they moved to Pine Village in Cambridge.
Judy worked in different professions while raising her family. She graduated from Anoka Technical College with a two-year degree. She then worked for Allina Health for 10 years as a Health Unit Coordinator. She retired in 2006.
During retirement years, Judy enjoyed traveling with Gary. They toured many states with their camper, went on many cruises, enjoyed several camping trips with children, grandchildren and friends. They also took a trip to Norway. Judy and Gary spent winters in New Port Richey, Florida, for the past 14 years, where they met many snowbird friends.
Judy was a devoted wife, mother and grandmother. She enjoyed spending time with family and was always available to make food, babysit and was there for anyone whenever needed. She enjoyed sewing and has made several outfits, costumes, blankets, etc. She also loved quilting and was part of the quilting group through her church, Long Lake Lutheran.
Judy is preceded in death by her parents, Martin and Agnes Thompson; her brother Donald Thompson; her nephew Jason Grell; and her niece Julia Valley.
She is survived by Gary, her loving husband of 47 years; daughter Sheri (Brad) of Elk River; son Galen (Michelle) of Cambridge; daughter Tania (Mike) of East Bethel; brothers Phillip (Cindy) of Rush City, Richard (Deb) of Rush City, Lyle (Robyn) of Harris; four grandchildren: Logan, Morgan, Kaden and Addison, as well as many nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.
A memorial visitation will be held from 5-7 p.m. Tuesday, June 25, at Long Lake Lutheran Church, 3921 277th Ave. NW, Isanti. A memorial service will be held at 11 a.m. Wednesday, June 26, at Long Lake Lutheran Church with a visitation also one hour prior to the service. Online condolences can be made at StrikeLifeTributes.com.