Judith Katherine (nee Judge) Hein died in Christ Tuesday, May 12, 2015 at her home in Hawks, MI following a two-year battle with cancer. Judy was born to Raymond and Barbara Judge on September 17, 1950 and shortly thereafter welcomed into God’s eternal family through the waters of baptism. She married Stephen Hein on June 30, 1973 in Mt. Pleasant, MI.
Judy’s life of service included teaching positions with NEMSCA Head Start and St. John Lutheran School, Rogers City, MI where she taught grades 7 and 8. She also served in various roles at St. John Lutheran Church and as an officer and board member for Habitat for Humanity of North-East Michigan.
In her retirement Judy enjoyed her grandchildren, serving as a helper in the St. John Lutheran School Preschool, and caring for many people. She will be remembered for her faithful service to others and her deep trust in Jesus.
Judy was preceded in death by both parents. She is survived by Steve Hein, her loving husband of 41 years; son Matthew Hein (Jennifer) of Ypsilanti, MI and daughter Michelle Koss (Tim) of Auburn Hills, MI; aunt Loretta Ruby of Mt. Pleasant, MI; six grandchildren and a host nephews, nieces, cousins, in-laws, and extended family.
Funeral services will be held at St. John’s Lutheran Church 460 W. Erie Street, Rogers City, MI 49779 at 11am on Friday, May 15. Visitation is at St. John’s from 9-11am on Friday, prior to the service. A luncheon will immediately follow the service. Burial at St. Peter’s Lutheran Church cemetery in Metz, MI. Funeral arrangements are in care of Hentkowski Funeral Home.
Memorial contributions in Judy’s name may be made to St. John Lutheran School Education Fund or Hospice of Michigan.