Judith Grimm

Judith Grimm

Judith Ann Grimm, of Summit Lake, died Monday, Jan. 10, 2022, at Aspirus Langlade Hospital. She was 85 years old. She was born on March 28, 1936, in Burke, South Dakota, the daughter of Rev. A. Ira and Elsie (Priem) Grimm.

She graduated from Chippewa Falls High School in 1954. As someone stimulated by academics, she attended several colleges, universities, workshops and seminars during her working years. Professionally she was devoted to the deaf and hard-of-hearing children, adults and their families. She taught at every level from preschool through adult education in New York, California, Minnesota and Wisconsin. Additionally, she worked with learning disabled and autistic students, and as a school psychologist.

Personally, she was devoted to her Lord, her family and her friends. Judy was baptized on April 12, 1936, in Jameson, Nebraska, and was confirmed in her faith on April 2, 1950, in Bancroft, Wisconsin. As a teenager she began teaching Sunday School and Vacation Bible School, singing in the choir, and playing organ and piano for services. In subsequent years, she also served as choir director, youth counselor and sometimes an assistant to her father. She went on four mission trips for the Lutheran Church—Missouri Synod. Judy played the organ at Delavan School for the Deaf, St. Luke Lutheran Church in Elcho, and St. John Lutheran Church, Pickerel. She loved to pick music that fit the theme of that day’s worship.

She enjoyed playing the piano, sewing, embroidering and reading. She even enjoyed mowing the lawn and shoveling snow. She was a sportswoman, both as a participant and a spectator, and thought the Green Bay Packers were special. She was grateful to be able to live on the same lake as her ancestors. She traveled to Germany several times to research her family roots and attempt to find distant relatives.

During her career, she was active in several educational organizations at the local, state and national levels. She was often ready to give a helping hand to individuals and organizations. Judy volunteered for the Antigo Music Association, Langlade County Historical Society, Elcho Food Pantry, Orphan Grain Train and enjoyed being a member of Pommerscher Verein Central Wisconsin.

Survivors include her sister-in-law, Ruth Grimm of Summit Lake, cousins, second cousins, other relatives and friends.

She was preceded in death by her parents and her brother, William Grimm.

The funeral service will be held on Saturday, Jan. 22, 2022, at 2 p.m. at St. Luke Lutheran Church in Elcho. Visitation will be Saturday at the church from 1-2 p.m, and there is an elevator available for those who need it.

The family requests those who are attending the visitation and service wear a mask.

Burial at Lakeside Cemetery in Summit Lake and celebration of life will take place in spring.

In lieu of flowers, memorials can be made to St. Luke Lutheran Church, P.O. Box 25, Elcho, WI, 54428, Elcho Food Pantry, 11224 Antigo St., P.O. Box 404, Elcho, WI 54428, and Lutheran Hour Ministries, 660 Mason Ridge Center Drive, St. Louis, MO, 63141-8557.

Bradley Funeral Home is assisting the family with arrangements. Online condolences at www.bradleyfh.com.

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