Judy Ann Karstetter, 71, of La Valle, passed away Friday, Oct. 6, 2017, at the Reedsburg Area Senior Life Center surrounded by family and friends.
Judy was born Feb. 13, 1946, in Ironton Township, the daughter of Isaac and Ida (Fry) Small. Judy graduated from Weston High School. On Aug. 18, 1973, Judy was united in marriage to Joseph E. Karstetter at the Ironton United Methodist Church. Joseph and Judy farmed in rural La Valle until retirement. Judy then became employed with Lands’ End in Reedsburg where she worked for more than 20 years. Judy was a member of the Advent Christian Church, La Valle, where she was active in several groups including the Dart League. Judy was an accomplished bowler and an avid fan of the Brewers, Packers and Badgers. She also enjoyed playing cards, gardening, canning and was known for her baking, especially her sugar cookies with one of a kind frosting.
Judy is survived by her sons, Kurt (Shari) Karstetter of La Valle, Allan (Gail) Karstetter of Loganville, and Dennis (Susann) Karstetter of Gilbert, Arizona; grandchildren, Amy (Brandon) Barriga, Brad Karstetter, Christy Karstetter, and Nicholas Karstetter; great-grandchildren, Chelsey Karstetter, Alexis and James Webster, Selina, Sophia and Brandson Barriga, Madison Karstetter and Ryder Karstetter; great-great-granddaughter Jocelyn Webster; sisters, Dorothy Fry and Josephine (Dale) Karstetter; brothers, David Small, Donald (Mary) Small, Lester (Bonnie) Small, Gifford (Pauline) Fry; brother-in-law Eugene Ewers; along with many nieces, nephews; and other relatives and friends.
She was preceded in death by her parents; husband Joseph; grandson Scott Karstetter; sister Margaret Ewers, brother-in-law Clifford Fry; nieces and nephews, Roland and Brian Karstetter, Linda Zipsie, Lori Boyce, Bonnel Johnson, and Wilson Fry.
Funeral services for Judy Karstetter will be conducted at 11 a.m. Thursday, Oct. 12, 2017, at the Advent Christian Church in La Valle with Rev. Richard Johnson officiating. Burial will follow in Oak Lawn Cemetery, La Valle. Visitation will be held from 4-7 p.m. Wednesday at Farber Funeral Home, Reedsburg, and from 10 a.m. until the time of the service at the church.