Age 72, of New London, passed away on Monday February 10, 2014 at St. Joseph Residence following a long illness.
She was born on April 27, 1941 in Shawano, daughter of the late Irvin & Hazel Drake. On September 19, 1959, she was united in marriage to Richard Niec in Shawano. He preceded her in death in 2009. Judy worked as a nurses aid in Green Bay, Fox Valley and at St. Joseph Residence in New London for many years. She also did home healthcare in the New London area.
She is survived by four daughters, Kim (Robert Jr.) Miller, Waupaca, Linda (Gary) Tietz, New London, Donna Hopson, Minneapolis, Kathy (Billy) Kanipe, Maynardville, TN. Two sons, Scott Niec, Glendale, AZ, Todd Niec, New London. One brother, Terry (Yvonne) Drake, Green Bay. Two sisters-in-law, Alice Kowalkowski, Pulaski, Loretta Drake, Jeffersonville, IN. Seven grandchildren, Jeremy (Sally) Tietz, Travis Miller, Steve Tietz, Ashley Niec, Morgan Hopson, Emily (Shane) Smith, Tyler (Brooke) Kanipe. Four great grandchildren, Sarah, Madison, Ian, Eli. She is further survived by numerous other relatives and friends. Besides her husband and parents, Judy was preceded in death by a brother Jim Drake.
The funeral ceremony for Judy will be held at 11:00a.m. on Friday February 14, 2014 at Cline & Hanson Funeral Home in New London with Rev. Greg Watling officiating. Visitation will be held at the funeral home on Thursday from 4:00 to 7:00p.m. and on Friday from 10:00a.m. until the time of service. Interment will be in the Northport Ostrander Cemetery.