Judith K. Miller, Humboldt, IowaPublished 11:04am Friday, March 15, 2013
Judith K. Miller of Humboldt, Iowa, died March 13, 2013, in Fort Dodge, Iowa, following an extended illness.
Judith Kay Skifter, known to her family and friends as Judy, was born May 20, 1942, to Ralph and Lorraine Skifter and grew up in Grand Meadow, Minn., where she graduated from Grand Meadow High School. She then attended Austin Technical School in Austin, Minn. She graduated and began her career as a beautician, working in various shops and becoming owner-operator of her own shop located in her home. After moving to Humboldt, Iowa, she enjoyed working as a customer service representative for Northwestern Bell and a bank teller at Home Federal Savings and Loan.
On a dare, she began a pen pal relationship with serviceman Richard Miller, who was stationed in Germany. It was not long after the two were united in marriage Nov. 3, 1962. They lived in Austin and later moved to Humboldt.
She enjoyed her family, camping, square dancing, genealogy and music. If the van was backing out of the driveway she was in it and ready to go.
Judy is survived by her loving and devoted husband, Richard “Dick” of Humboldt; her loving children, Gary (Karen) of Oneida, New York, and Teri (Dan) Glynn of Grand Meadow; siblings James (Marceil) Skifter, Jane Threlkeld, Jerry (Karen) Skifter, Jay (Deb) Skifter, Joe (friend Chuck) Skifter, Julie Skifter, Janet (Robin) Lorenzen; many fond nieces and nephews; brother-in-law, Rodney Appel, Charles City, Iowa; seven grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren.
She was predeceased by her parents, Ralph and Lorraine Skifter; father- and mother-in-law, Earl and Irene Miller; sister-in-law, Jo Anne Appel; and brother-in-law, Brother Bruce Miller.
A memorial service will be held Tuesday, March 13, 2013, at St. Mary’s Catholic Church with Father James Tigges officiating. Visitation will be held at 5-7 p.m. Monday at Mason-Lindharet Funeral Home. Interment will be held at a later date.