Judy R. Heglund

Judy R. Heglund (nee Rydz), 61, of West Bend, passed away on Monday, Feb. 9, 2009, at Cedar Lake Health & Rehabilitation Center.

She was born on Feb. 19, 1947, in Port Washington to Raymond and Joyce (nee Fischer) Rydz. Judy attended Homestead High School. On June 22, 1968, Judy was united in marriage to John "Red" Heglund at Immanuel Lutheran Church in Cedarburg. She was formerly employed at Taylor Electronics, Fromn Lab and SPI Lighting, all in the Mequon area. Judy enjoyed roller skating, bowling with the Gobstoppers and playing golf. She also enjoyed traveling up north to the family farm and she loved spending time with her grandchildren.

She is survived by her husband, Red; her daughter, Heidi Heglund of West Bend; two grandchildren, Anthony Haliwell and Allison Bartley; her mother, Joyce Rydz of Grafton; a brother Raymond "Butch" (fiancˇe Mary) Rydz, Jr., of Milwaukee; two sisters-in-law, Linda (Andy) Jensen of Slinger and Sonya (Clifton) Campbell of Minneapolis, Minn.; a niece, Crystal (Dave) Comerford of Mequon; three nephews, Eryc (Waynette) Rydz of West Bend, Dan O’Connell of Slinger and Nolan Jensen of Slinger; aunts, uncles, many other relatives and close friends.

Judy was preceded in death by her father, Raymond Rydz.

A funeral service in remembrance of Judy will be held at 6 p.m. Friday, February 13th at the Myrhum-Patten Funeral Home, 1315 W. Washington St. The Rev. Larry Prahl of St. Paul Lutheran Church-Grafton will officiate. Visitation will be at the funeral home from 3 p.m. until the time of service.

Memorials to Cedar Community are appreciated.

Online guest book and condolences may be found at www.myrhum-patten.com.

The family would like to extend a special thank you to Cedar Community and Todd Heltemes of Washington County for the special care they extended Judy.