Lawrence Judisch, 84, of rural Sumner passed away Wednesday January 1, 2020 at his home. Visitation will be from 2-4 PM on Sunday January 5, 2020 at the Geilenfeld-Buehner Funeral Home in Oelwein. Services will begin at 10:30 AM on Monday January 6, 2020 at St. John Lutheran Church-Buck Creek in rural Sumner. Interment will be in the church cemetery. A memorial fund has been established.
Lawrence Lowell Judisch was born January 24, 1935 in Bremer County, IA to parents Robert and Viola (Tietje) Judisch. He attended St. John Parochial School-Buck Creek in Sumner. On February 12, 1956 he was united in marriage with Dorothy Jean Boevers at St. Matthews Lutheran Church in Readlyn. Lawrence was a longtime farmer and also a custom painter. He had been a member of his church council and Sunday School teacher. Following retirement, he enjoyed the many winters he and Dorothy spent in Arizona. Mostly, he enjoyed his family, especially his grandchildren and great-grandchildren.
Lawrence is survived by his wife Dorothy; his children: Jody (Rick) Buhr and Timothy Judisch; his grandchildren: Jennifer (Darin) Steege and Darci (Matthew) Fuelling; his great-grandchildren: Karlee, Dawson and Brecken Fuelling and Jacob and Emma Steege; his siblings: Ruth Peters-Steinbronn, Miriam Westendorf-Walker, Shirley Lahmann-Shookman and David Judisch; and many nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents and his sister Dorothy Gloede-Niemeyer.