Memorial Gathering: Tuesday, December 6, 2022 from 10-11:30am at HERITAGE FUNERAL HOME (9200 S 27th St, Oak Creek)
Memorial Service: Tuesday, December 6, 2022 at 11:30am at HERITAGE FUNERAL HOME
Inurnment at Forest Hill Memorial Park (3301 E Forest Hill Ave, Oak Creek)
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Judy Kolz passed away on November 19, 2022 at age 76. Though Judy’s health was failing for years, few people knew the extent to which she struggled. Her joy for life and indomitable spirit kept her pushing through the pain. She was born on October 4, 1946 to James F. and Dorothy H. Dwyer. She loved her family, friends, and Garden Club.
Judy is survived by her son, William S. (Jessica) Kolz, two granddaughters, Allie A. (Nick) Hollowell and Danielle D. (Alex) Rinehart, and great grandson, Hank Z. Hollowell. She is also survived by brothers Patrick J. (Darlene) Dwyer and John W. Dwyer. Predeceased by parents and brothers, James Dwyer and Gerald Dwyer. Judy was loved and will be missed by many nieces, nephews, family, and friends.
A memorial gathering will take place on Tuesday, December 6, 2022 at HERITAGE FUNERAL HOME (9200 S 27th St, Oak Creek) from 10am until the time of service at 11:30am. Inurnment to follow at Forest Hill Memorial Park (3301 E Forest Hill Ave, Oak Creek).
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It was my pleasure to know Judy. A great gal to work with. Bowl with. Share a story with. Maybe even have a drink with now and then.
I have a lot of great memories of my Aunt Judy. Not only was she my Aunt but also my Godmother.. She had a huge heart and a sassy side too. I always loved listening to her many stories , eating her awesome apple pie, dilly beans, and crock pickles. I remember going to the St. Patrick’s day parade with her and my daughters. She made sure we all had silly hats and lots of beaded necklaces to wear while we were at the parade. She was an awesome Aunt and will be missed dearly. I love you Aunt Judy!! Rest in peace.
Judy and I became friends in 1994. Since I moved to Florida, she came each winter for a couple weeks until 2020. She even flew down and took care of my dog when I went to Germany one year! That time, she got to know my neighbor across the street and she and the friend she brought went out on his boat with him. She liked to be on the go and doing things! When we were out and about, she encountered no strangers and always had something sassy to say to engage everyone on our path! When I wanted to relax in my easy chair, she wanted to be outdoors trimming my bushes! We always had a good time! I’m sure she’s making the rounds of family friends and strangers in her new heavenly home getting reacquainted and starting the get togethers!
I met Judy in a divorce recovery group. She was an instrumental person in our class of about 12 people to help us all bond and begin the healing process towards a new and different life. In that process, we became good friends, traveling together and having lots of adventures. She was very talented in arts and crafts, gardening and making people laugh. Her zest for life and living it to the fullest were benchmarks for everyone who know her. She adored her granddaughters and her new great grandson. She had a huge heart and believed she should help everyone who crossed her path. She was a great lady. Judy, rest in peace.