Judith Lillian Hammerstrom, 76, of Cannon Falls died on Sunday, November 26, 2017, at St. Mary's Hospital, Rochester.
Judy was born September 1, 1941, in Cando, ND, to Norval and Pearl Osborn. She graduated from Cando High School in 1959. She attended the Sisters of St. Joseph School of Nursing in Grand Forks, ND, from 1959 until graduation in 1962. In 1962, she married Gordon Hammerstrom, her husband of 55 years.
Judy was a Registered Nurse and Certified Case Manager. Judy worked many years in hospital, insurance, and home health care settings.
Judy loved gardening, genealogy, Indian artifacts, all things Scottish, but most of all her family and friends.
Judy is survived by her husband, Gordon; her daughter Natalie (Doug) Barton of Eagan, MN; sons Brett (Gina) Hammerstrom, Lakeville, and Blake (Susan) Hammerstrom of Bloomington; cherished granddaughters Anna and Grace Barton and Emma, Claire and Laurel Hammerstrom; brother Dave (Bev) Osborn, Lakeville; sister Kathie Carlson, Dickinson, ND; and numerous nephews, nieces, and other relatives and close friends she held so dear.
Judy has gifted her body to the Mayo Clinic. A memorial service will be held on Saturday, December 9, at Christ United Methodist Church, Cannon Falls, at 11:00 am with visitation at 10:00 am. Lunch to follow.
A private family service and interment will be held at Fort Snelling National Cemetery at a later date. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Christ United Methodist Church.