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July 21, 1945 – Weekday, June 25, 2017

Service Information
Holy Trinity Catholic Church-Winsted, MN
Friday, September 1, 2017
5:00 P.M.

Visitation Information
Friday, September 1, 2017
one hour prior to Mass

Judy was born on July 21, 1945.
Shortly after her birth she was adopted by John (Chuck) and Sophia (Artmann) Laxen, baptized at Holy Trinity Church and given the name “Judith Florentine”.
Judy attended Holy Trinity grade and high school. After graduating, she moved to Minneapolis where she took classes in book keeping, and thus began a long career in that field.
In her early 20’s, she moved to San Francisco, California – packing what she needed in a car and drove cross country!
During the ensuing years she worked for several companies, including Matson Shipping Lines; Peat Marwick and Mitchell; the Pacific Plaza Hotel, and a private entrepreneur.
She was very active in her parish, St. John of God, in San Francisco. For over 20 years, she, along with her sister, Janice, served coffee and bagels after Sunday Mass each week. She also served on the Parish Council and was the parish book keeper and payroll director until her death.
Judy was passionate about environmental issues, participated with numerous volunteer groups, especially those serving the poor and hungry, and was active in an interdenominational meditation group.
Judy died from complications following surgery, on June 25, 2017.
She is survived by 2 sisters, Mary Ann Laxen and Janice Mortenson, one brother, John (Jack) Laxen, Jr., 3 nieces, 4 great-nephews, 1 Gt-great niece and 1 Gt-great nephew. Preceding her in death are her parents, 3 brothers (Roderick, Ronald and Donald) and one nephew (John).
A Mass and burial service will be held at Holy Trinity Church in Winsted, Minnesota at 5 PM, Friday, September 1st. Visitation is one hour prior to the service in Church.

In lieu of flowers, Memorials are preferred to St. John Of God Church or the charity of your choice.

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