Judy A. Mies

Sept. 14, 1943 – Jan. 10, 2014

Judy Mies of Waukesha passed away Friday, Jan. 10, 2014, surrounded by her loving family at Waukesha Memorial Hospital at the age of 70. She was born in Brookfield on Sept. 14, 1943, the daughter of Ralph H. and Lorraine A. (nee Zimbehl) Garvens.

Judy was a 1961 graduate of Waukesha South High School. Prior to retirement, she had been employed for 25 years as respite child care coordinator at The Women’s Center of Waukesha, where she touched many lives. Judy was united in marriage to Noris “Norie” Mies on Oct. 25, 1995. She was a member of St.

Mark’s Evangelical Lutheran Church. Judy enjoyed spending time up north at Castle Rock Lake, reading, listening to music and attending Maxwell Street Days and other outdoor activities.

She will be remembered as “everybody’s mom” and “special grandma,” and will be forever remembered for her sense of humor and her “can-do attitude.” But most of all, she will be remembered for the love and care she provided to her family.

She will be sadly missed by her loving children, Angela M. (Brett) McCahan of Orlando, Fla., Bradley D. Ferks of Waukesha and Brenda A. Mies of Waukesha; granddaughter, Flora M. Ferks; father, Ralph H. Garvens of Waukesha; and a brother, James R. (Marie) Garvens of Holly Springs, N.C. Also surviving are nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.

She was preceded in death by her mother, Lorraine Garvens; sister, Barbara Jean Garvens; and her husband, the true love of her life, Norie Mies.

Visitation for Judy will take place from 5 p.m. until the 7 p.m. memorial service Wednesday, Jan. 15, at St. Mark’s Evangelical Lutheran Church, 424 Hyde Park Ave., Waukesha. The Rev. D. Andrew Fetters will be officiating.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions in honor of Judy may be given to the American Cancer Society, N19W24350 Riverwood Drive, Waukesha, WI 53188.

Cesarz, Charapata & Zinnecker Funeral Home, Cremation and Pre-Planning Services is serving the family. For an online obituary or to leave a message of condolence, please visit www.WaukeshasFuneralHome.com, or call 542-6609.