Judith M. Ellenbecker

Judith M. Ellenbecker, nee Ihlenfeld, 38, of Hegesville, W. Va., formerly of Slinger, passed away peacefully on Thursday, Aug. 24, 2006, surrounded by her family, after a courageous battle with cancer.

Judy was born on Aug. 13, 1968 in West Bend to Bob and Mary (nee Gundrum) Ihlenfeld, and graduated from Slinger High School in 1986.

She was a selfless friend and a true inspiration. She admired her sonsí academic dedication and enjoyed spending time with her family and friends.

Judy will be deeply missed and fondly remembered in the heart of her soul mate of 17 years, Jim Ellenbecker. She was the cherished mother of Andrew and Matthew, both at home; treasured daughter of Bob and Mary Ihlenfeld of West Bend; dear sister of Linda (Tim) Kovacevich of Theresa, Ken Ihlenfeld of West Bend and Steve (Pam) Ihlenfeld of West Bend; adored daughter-in-law of Bob and Mary Ellen Ellenbecker of Oneida; loving sister-in-law of Bobbie (Charles) Watry of Burnett, Chris (Tina) Ellenbecker of Slinger and Dan (Michele) Ellenbecker of Jackson; admired granddaughter of Gilbert and Rosemary Gundrum of West Bend and Beulah Van Schyndel of Green Bay.

She is further survived by nieces, nephews, other special relatives and many dear friends.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be held in honor of Judy on Thursday, Aug. 31, at 7 p.m. at St. Lawrence Catholic Church, 4886 Hwy 175, Hartford, with Father Richard J. Stoffel officiating.

Interment will be in Sacred Heart Cemetery in Allenton.

Visitation with family and friends will be at the church only on Thursday from 4 p.m. until the time of Mass at 7 p.m.

The family would like to extend their appreciation for memorials that are offered in honor of Judy in lieu of flowers.

The Phillip Funeral Home of West Bend is assisting the family


Thank you so much to countless friends, family and co-workers for your kind words, thoughts and prayers. We are forever grateful.