Judith Towne

Towne, Judith A. (Wessing)

Judith A. Towne (Wessing) of Greendale and formerly of Lomira, passed away on Saturday, February 16, 2013. She was born on April 7, 1943, to Henry and Audrey (Schill) Wessing. She married Chuck Towne on August 14, 1965, at St. Mary's Catholic Church in Lomira. She will be remembered as a devoted wife, mother, grandmother, and friend. She was the loving wife of 47 years to Chuck and the beloved mother of Eric, Sara, Heidi, and Brian. She was a doting grandmother to Rebecca and Drew.

Judy was a graduate of Lomira High School, the University of Wisconsin-Oshkosh, and Northwestern University. She was currently in her 21st year as a speech pathologist in the Greendale School District, where she helped students of all ages, from early childhood intervention through high school. She was Teacher of the Year in 2008. She was also a loyal and tireless volunteer to many organizations, including being the president of the PTO, the president of Greendale Playschool, and was active in the Newcomers Club and the Greendale Swim Club for many years. In her spare time she loved to cook and try new recipes, and was an avid reader. She also enjoyed the theater.

She is survived by her husband, Chuck; four children, Eric, Sara, Heidi and Brian; two grandchildren, Rebecca and Drew. She is further survived by her mother, Audrey; and seven brothers and sisters, Bill (Penny) Random Lake; Sherry (Jim) Eldorado; Diane (James) Waupaca; Jim (Sue) Kewaskum; John (Joan) Lomira; Steve (Cheryl) Byron, Mary Beth (John) Manitowoc; and numerous nieces and nephews and many friends. She was preceded in death by her father, Henry and grandparents, William and Gladys (Wrucke) Schill, and John and Elizabeth (Meis) Wessing.

According to her wishes, she was cremated. A memorial service was held on February 22, at Max A Sass and Sons Greenridge Chapel in Greenfield. If desired, gifts in her memory may be made to Greendale Kid Boosters (checks can be sent to Greendale Education Foundation with "For Greendale Kid Boosters" in the memo line to 6801 Southway, Greendale, WI 53129.

Published in Fond du Lac Reporter on Mar. 7, 2013