Lee Roger Judge, 85, of rural Garwin, died early Sunday morning, Sept. 18, at the Iowa River Hospice Home in Marshalltown.
The funeral will be held at 11:00 a.m., Wednesday, September 21, at the Montour Center of the Living Faith United Methodist Church in Montour. Visitation will be at the church from 9:00 a.m. until the time of service. He will be buried in Rose Hill Memorial Gardens in Marshalltown. Memoirs can be made to the family to then be designated for dementia research. For condolences, please visit www.mitchellfh.com. The Mitchell Family Funeral Home is caring for Lee and his family. Phone 641-844-1234.
Born September 9, 1937 in rural Tama County, he was the son of Harold Ellsworth and Martha Edith (Earhart) Judge. He graduated from LeGrand High School.
On October 10, 1958, he married Karen Parrish in Marshalltown at his parents’ home. They grew close to Garwin all of their married life. Lee was also employed as a machinist at Fisher Controls.
He enjoyed farming, playing cards, local bridge clubs, running horseshoe tournaments, track racing, camping at the Iowa State Fair and lakeside, wintering in Florida, fishing in Wisconsin and family reunions where everyone was welcome. He was a member of the Farm Bureau.
To be cherished is his daughter Lorrie Damman, of Montour, and son Timothy (Jill), of Upper Arlington, OH, six grandchildren: Matthew (Amy) Damman, Michael Damman, Abby Judge, Adam (Sadeigh) Damman, Martha Judge and Carsten Judge, his great-grandchildren: Bailey, Natilee, Alexander and Henry, his sister Beverly Judge, of New Smyrna Beach, FL, and a host of nieces, nephews, cousins and friends.
In death, Lee joined his parents, his infant son Christopher, his beloved Karen who died in 2010, his brothers Wayne and Dallas, and his in-laws Herb and Ida Parrish.