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Judith Ann Meaden

May 3, 1947 — May 6, 2020

Judi Meaden, age 73, of Sioux Falls, South Dakota, and formerly of Marshall, Minnesota, passed away on Wednesday, May 6, 2020, at her daughter’s home under Hospice care and with family at her side.
A Memorial Service is 10:30 a.m. on Saturday, September 26, 2020, at First Lutheran Church in Marshall, Minnesota. A reception will follow.
Visitation will be held one hour prior to the service, from 9:30 - 10:30 a.m. Saturday, at the church. Occupancy limits and social distancing must be observed throughout all services. Masks are now also required at all public indoor gatherings.

Judith Ann Helmbolt was born on May 3, 1947, in Gary, South Dakota, to parents Lloyd and Ileene (Wurtz) Helmbolt. She was baptized and confirmed in the Christian faith. Judi attended school in Gary, graduating from high school with the class of 1965. After graduation she moved to Marshall. In 1967 she married had 2 daughters and later divorced. She later met her life-long partner, Wayne Kor.

While in high school she would commute with her mom to work at Swift’s Turkey Plant in Marshall on the weekends. Where she continued to work for a number of years. Over the next several years she had worked at PPG, Heartland and Hy-Vee until her retirement about 5 years ago due to health issues.

Her enjoyments in life were spending time with family and friends, dancing with Wayne, listening to country music, camping, gardening, canning, baking, Jigsaw puzzles, puzzle books and playing bingo every Friday night at the Eagles.

She always looked forward to the holidays (Christmas was her favorite). In November she would start the planning and gathering of ingredients needed to bake her homemade holiday goodies to put into gift packages to give to family and friends to enjoy every year on Thanksgiving and Christmas until her health issues prevented her to continue her tradition. Her family and friends always looked forward to those goodies.

Judi Meaden passed away peacefully on Wednesday, May 6, 2020, in Sioux Falls, South Dakota, just 3 days after her 73rd birthday. Blessed be her memory.

She is survived by her daughters, Dawn (and Chad) Howard of Sioux Falls, SD, Shawn (and Jason) Dobrenski of Ghent; long-time partner of over 40 years, Wayne Kor of Marshall; Wayne’s children, Jan (and Greg) Vassar of Burnsville, Tim (and Beth) Kor of Apple Valley; 8 grandchildren, Anthony “Bean” Howard of Sioux Falls, Tyler “TD” Denison of Minneota, Curtis “Peanut” Dobrenski of Ghent, Chad “Trust Me” Dague of Burnsville, Courtney Vassar of Burnsville, Crystal (and Alex) Denker of Faribault, Josh (and Lisa) Kor of Farmington, Justin “JD” Kor of Eagle River, WI; 5 great-grandchildren, Roman Kor, Jett Kor, Brantley Kor, Salem Denker, Mack Dyer; sisters, Lil Allen of Marshall, Nancy (and Rob) Witte of St. Cloud; brothers-in-law, Glen Johnson of Marshall, Arlo Hovda of Willmar; sister-in-law, Pat Josephson; nieces and nephews, other relatives, and friends.

Judi is preceded in death by her parents, Lloyd and Ileene Helmbolt; siblings, Lorraine Helmbolt, Darlene Hovda, Donna Johnson, Melvin (Barb) Helmbolt, Bruce Helmbolt; brother-in-law, David Allen; and her beloved pet beagle, Daisy.

Dawn, Shawn and Wayne wish to sincerely thank Avera Home Hospice in Sioux Falls, SD for the wonderful care and support given, especially thanking former Hospice Nurse Eric Kolar, Hospice Nurse Kim McCoy, Social Worker Valerie Yarmouth, Hospice Dr Tyler Jares and mom’s Primary Physician Dr Joseph Rees. A special thank you also goes out to Alyssa King (CNA) through Sanford Home Health for the great care she provided mom for almost a year.

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