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Judith Ann Kurpiel

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Judith Ann Kurpiel Obituary
Judith Ann Kurpiel

Born: June 6, 1949; in Detroit Lake, MN

Died: December 10, 2018; in McHenry, IL

Judith "Judy" Ann Kurpiel, 68 years old, born to John "Jack" Dahlquist and Charlotte (Berggen) Dahlquist of Minnesota, passed away December 10, 2018 while in Hospice care at Alden Nursing Center in McHenry, IL.

She was preceded in death by both her parents and both sets of grandparents.

Judy lived in Chicago for several years before moving to Wood Dale, IL. She graduated from Fenton High School in 1967 and went to Northern Illinois College in DeKalb, IL. She was studying Nursing for 1 1/2 years but left to get married.

She went to work at a Veterinarian office as a Veterinarian Assistant and then a professional dog and cat groomer. She went on to own her own shop called Little Critters Pet Grooming and Supply in Elk Grove Village, IL. During her 40 years in her own business, she also opened her own pet grooming school called Windy City School of Pet Grooming.

She was a mentor and teacher, never to be forgotten by those she met.

She was also a Grooming Show Judge, award winning Groomer, Member of the 1998 Groom Team U.S.A. In 1988, Traveling to London, England. She was past president of the Illinois Professional Dog Groomers Association, and also helped to found and run and Past President, Head Certifier for International Professional Grooming Certification Testing Organization.

She was always adopting stray cats, dogs, and any stray wildlife in need.

In her spare time, she enjoyed camping, watching T.V. and reading.

She is survived by her two sisters, Cynthia, Betty; and four brothers, John, Ralph, Richard and Bruce. Also, eleven nieces and nephews and sixteen great nieces and nephews, and her cat, Cali.

We wish to thank all the staff at Alden McHenry and Family Centered Hospice for all their terrific care and love they showed her.

A Memorial Service will be held after the New Year.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to American Diabetes Org., , or a .

Arrangements handled by Affordable Cremations, LLC, Oak Lawn, Illinois.
Published in the Northwest Herald on Jan. 3, 2019
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