Judith R. Burtness, 64

Published 4:39 pm Saturday, July 16, 2011

Judy Burtness

Judith Rae “Judy” Burtness, 64, of Brownsdale, died at Fieldcrest Care Center in Hayfield Wednesday evening, July 13, 2011.

She was born June 7, 1947, to Vernon I. and Vernelle (Oftedahl) Moe in Mankato, Minn. After graduating from New Richland High School in 1965, Judy studied business at Mankato State University for a short time. She married Neil Burtness on Oct. 19, 1966, at LeSueur River Lutheran Church near New Richland. They made their home in Brownsdale. Judy worked in the business office at Austin Public Schools for more than 25 years. She enjoyed shopping, collecting giraffes and spending time at the cabin in Faribault in the summer.

Survivors include her husband, Neil Warren Burtness of Brownsdale; two daughters, Jennifer (Todd) Hauschildt of Burnsville; their children, Elsa, Greta, Owen, Jill (Kurt) Kraling of Rochester; their children, Hunter and Hannah; her father, Vernon Moe of Ellendale and a sister, Jan (Rick) Leth of Grand Island, Neb. She was preceded in death by her mother, Vernelle Moe; sister, Karen Peterson and an infant son.

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Memorial services will be at 11 a.m. Monday, July 18, at Our Savior’s Lutheran Church in Austin with Pastor Glenn Monson officiating. There will be a gathering of family and friends at the church one hour prior to the service. Condolences may be expressed to the family online at www.worlein.com. The family prefers memorials to Humane Society, FluffyButts.com, Cancer Society or Our Savior’s Lutheran Church.