Judith Ann (Spragg) Unglesbee (1947 - 2013)

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  • "I will forever remember my gentle and loving Stepmother...."
    - Laurie Lesnar
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MICHIGAN, N.D. - Judith Ann (Spragg) Unglesbee, 66, of Michigan, N.D., passed away Dec. 1, 2013 at the Good Samaritan Nursing Home in Lakota, N.D., of cancer and with family at her side.
Family services will be held at a later date.
Judy was born Feb. 27, 1947 in Oelwein, Iowa where she grew up. She was the daughter of LeRoy Spragg and Lucille (Watkins) Spragg Hildebrand. Judy married Mike Nelson of Independence and they later divorced. While living and working in Oelwein she met Douglas Unglesbee of Bartlett, N.D., who worked for the CNW Railroad. They were married June 8, 1973, and moved to Minneapolis, Minn. Later they moved to Ellsworth, Wis., to raise their children on a farm.
Judy was a CNA at the River Falls Nursing Home for many years, along with raising their children, working on the farm, milking cows, and bartending, and she still found time for sewing, quilting classes, and crafts. Judy also had a passion for riding horses, 4-H, gardening, and canning.
She was a great friend to anyone that knew her, and always found time to cook a meal for the farmers and would even have a fresh dessert ready for the milk inspector or anyone else who popped in unexpectedly. Judy was a devoted wife and mother at all times.
In 1999 after Doug retired from the railroad, they moved to Michigan, N.D. Judy worked at the Good Samaritan Nursing Home in Lakota and the harness factory in Michigan until she retired.
Judy is survived by her husband, Douglas, Michigan, N.D.; daughter, Michelle (Travis) Fox, Prescott, Wis.; son, Chad (Sue) Nelson, Oelwein; stepsons, Doug and Ralph; stepdaughters, Lavonne (Scott) Schaeffer, Eagle Grove; and Laurie (Dan) Lesner, St. Paul, Minn.; mother and stepfather, Lucille and Richard Hildebrand, Edgewood; brothers, Jim (Patti) Spragg, Hudson, Fla.; Alan (Karen) Spragg, Oelwein; and many grandchildren and great grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her father, LeRoy Spragg; sister, Jean; stepson, John; and stepdaughter, Donna.
Judy will be greatly missed by those who loved her. Cards and memorials may be sent to Mrs. Richard Hildebrand, 35141 Littleport Rd, Edgewood, IA 52042.
Cremation arrangements were made with Aaker Funeral Home in Lakota, N.D.

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Published in Oelwein Daily Register on Dec. 5, 2013