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Judith Couwenhoven

September 8, 1960 — April 4, 2016

Judith Lynn Couwenhoven passed away on Monday morning, April 4, 2016 at St Nicholas Hospital with her family by her side.

Judy was born in Sheboygan, Wisconsin on September 8, 1960 to Elmer and Alyce (Kraemer) Couwenhoven. She attended Pigeon River School, Urban Junior High, and graduated from North High School with the class of 1979. She worked in the Sheboygan area after graduating from high school, lived and worked in the Chicago area for several years, and moved back to Sheboygan in 1992.

In August of 2002, Judy survived a traumatic brain injury. On January 3, 2004 Judy became a volunteer at St. Nicholas Hospital working as a part-time receptionist. She loved working with the staff and people and coming to the hospital for services. Her goal was to give back to St. Nicholas Hospital, as thanks for the excellent rehabilitation services she received after her injury. Judy also was passionate about speaking at recovery meetings and encouraging people in their journey..

Judy was a member of Bethany Reformed Church and later became a member of Remedy. She participated in their services and activities until her health declined.

Judy is survived by her parents, her brother Jeff (Terri) Couwenhoven of Port Washington; sisters, Jan Cleveland of Hartford, Jane Ratajczak of Kiel; her very special nieces and nephews: Anna Couwenhoven, Lindy Couwenhoven, Maggie Ratajczak, Alex Krupski, Katie Ratajczak, Elizabeth Krupski, Abbie Ratajczak, Daniel Ratajczak; great nephew, Quinnton Ratajczak; one aunt, Susan Kraemer; cousins David and Jody Kraemer and Tim and Dawn Kraemer-Meseck.

Judy was preceded in death by her grandparents: Edgar and Anita Kraemer, Simon and Elita Couwenhoven, her uncle Allan Kraemer and her beloved cat, Domino.

Funeral Services for Judy will take place at on Saturday, April 9, 2016 at 11:30 at Zimmers Westview Funeral and Cremation Care Center (Hwy 42 JJ, Howards Grove) with Rev. Lyle Zumdahl officiating. Family and friends are welcome at the funeral home, on Friday, from 5:00 p.m. until 7:00 p.m. Visitation will continue on Saturday, at the funeral home, from 9:30 a.m. until the time of services.

Internment will take place in Wildwood Cemetery.

The family would like to extend a heartfelt thank you to the staffs of Dr. Charles Schleevogt, Dr. George Hess, Melissa Frankovis Adult Family Home, Paragon Day Programming, New Horizons Group Home, St. Nicholas Hospital and to many friends for all the love, care and compassion that was given to Judy especially during the last years of her life.

In lieu of flowers, a memorial fund is being established in Judys name.

Judys confirmation verse is Be strong and courageous and do the work. Do not be afraid or discouraged for the Lord, my God, is with you. 1 Corinthians 28:20

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