Judy Lundvall, 60, of Red Oak, IA, formerly of rural Malvern, IA, passed away on August 2, 2019 at the Montgomery County Memorial Hospital in Red Oak.
Funeral Service will be held at 1:00 p.m. on Tuesday, August 6, 2019 at the Loess Hills Funeral Home in Malvern followed by burial in the East Liberty Cemetery, Malvern.
Open Visitation will be held at the funeral home on Tuesday, August 6, 2019, from 9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.
Memorials: Directed to the family
Judy Ann Lundvall, 60, of Red Oak, IA, formerly of Malvern, IA, passed away on August 2, 2019 at the Montgomery County Memorial Hospital in Red Oak.
Judy was born on January 12, 1959 in Shenandoah, Iowa, the daughter of Harry and Bernice (Smith) Taladay. She grew up in the Shenandoah area where she attended school. Judy had worked in housekeeping in a nursing home.
Judy and Carl Lee Lundvall were married on October 18, 2008 in Malvern, Iowa. They made their home on his farm north of Malvern. In 2016, the couple moved to live in Red Oak.
Judy was a simple, "salt of the earth" type person. She sold Avon products and enjoyed shopping, attending Keith Urban concerts, and adding great finds to her many collections of Boyds Bears, dachshund dogs, and other figurines. As her family and friends knew, purple was her favorite color. She and Carl attended area auctions so much, they had permanent auction numbers. Judy absolutely loved Christmas. She also loved spending time with her family, who were her pride and joy. Judy was a wonderful daughter, sister, wife, mom and grandma, who was truly loved and will be greatly missed.
Judy and Carl were married almost 10 years when Carl died on October 5, 2018. In addition to her beloved husband Carl, Judy was preceded in death by her parents.
Judy is survived by her children, Patty (Larry) Dalton of Council Bluffs, IA, John Hammers, Jr. of Glenwood, IA, Chris (Keli) Hammers of Des Moines, IA, Norma Hammers of Council Bluffs, and Charlie (Katie) Pevehouse of Rochester, MN; Carl's children, Lisa (Ivan) Green of Omaha, NE, and Mike Lundvall of Malvern; grandchildren, Chyenna, Josh, Ivy, Aubrey, Chase and Carter; sister Betty Taladay of Clarinda, IA; mother-in-law Betty Lundvall of Glenwood, IA; in-laws, Jim (Judy) Lundvall of Pacific Junction, IA, Bill (Barb) Lundvall of Malvern, Jane (Charlie) Steffensmeier of Burlington, IA, Linda (John) Fisher of Texas, and Bruce (Phyllis) Lundvall of Missouri; extended relatives; and a host of special friends.
"Judy was such a special lady. I met her about 5 years ago when I became Carl's insurance agent. I have watched Judy adore Carl when he was on the farm, as they sold the farm, and when they moved to Red Oak and she took care of him when he was sick. So many times I would ask Judy..."How are YOU doing?" A couple times she broke down and cried, but would never think to have anyone else take care of him. She was so excited a couple weeks ago to go to the Chris Stapleton concert. She showed me her new shirt and was excited to wear it and relax a little and have a good weekend with Patty. I am so glad she was able to go to that concert!! She will be missed by so many. She loved her family so much! I will miss my visits with her. I am sure she is happier now than she has ever been...she is back with the love of her life, Carl. Thank you Judy for all the good conversations and all the times you had nice things to say to me. I will never forget you. May she rest in peace. "
"I met Judy when I became Carl's Home Health Nurse. Judy was a devoted wife to Carl and she took great care of him. I always enjoyed coming out to see Judy and Carl. She was a kind and caring woman and she loved her husband and family. I was shocked when I heard the announcement of her death on local Red Oak radio. The only consolation I can find in learning of Carl's and Judy's deaths is they are together again. My sincere sympathy to the family. I pray God's Grace and Mercy will comfort and keep you.
"I have known Judy since the second grade. We have had many of good time together over the years. It's so hard to believe that she has left us so soon. She will be dearly missed by all who knew her. I'm giving my deepest sympathy to the family."
Judy was one of my best friends. We shared a lot of good times together. I'm really going to miss her. My love and prayers go out to all her family and friends at this time."
"So very sorry for your loss. I enjoyed working with Judy. She was a great lady. She will be missed. ?"
"Judy wss a great lady. Her laugh was contagious. She loved her kids that for sure ! All her park place family will miss het smile. First time I met her I was young she came across street to use the phone at my parents house. My mom And dad Sterling and Hilda harms babysat little Charlie sometimes. I remember working with pattyat park place too. Heaven will be a brighter place with her sweet smile and warm heart. My love and prayers sent to the family love Janet Harms Torrez "
"My mom was one of the most beautiful gentle souls to have ever graced this planet. Her determined steadfastness to persevere and thrive, no matter what life threw at her, had no bounds.
I can still so very vividly hear her voice; something i want to never fade. Even if sometimes it's the sound of her motherly scolding: "John Russell, you stop that."
The world will forever be less now without the smile she would occasionally let slip out from behind her hand when she found something extra amusing.
How do you put into words the emotions that are falling from my eyes and catching in my throat, making it hard to breath, as i write this?
The impossibility of putting into words how much i miss this angel i was blessed to call mom for almost 40 years is apparent.
I miss you so much mom. There is a mom size hole in my heart that aches to give you one last hug and a kiss on the cheek. Thank you for always being there for me, even when i didn't deserve it."
"My grandma Judy. Words can?t express how sad we are that you have left us. You made my grandpa Carl?s last 10 years the happiest I have ever seen him. The only peace I have is that you are reunited in heaven. We love you and will miss you so very much! ?"
"My Aunt Judy was a one of a kind Woman.I will Miss talking to every morning,Even When my Uncle Carl was alive..My Uncle Carl would of passed years ago if he didn't Have her..I knew she was in more pain then she said she was,But she never wanted to be a burden on anyone.Gone way to early.Will never forget you.Love Jimmy."
"Judy was one of the best! Heaven is a great place for her though she will be missed here on earth. Rest In Peace you sweet soul!"
"I?m Chyenna Judy first born grandchild. My grandma was an amazing woman I was super close to her I love you grandma I know your not suffering any more that make me feel good but it breaks my heart that you are gone I will miss our conversations everyday idk what I?m going to do with not talking to u every day and I don?t know what I?m going to with out you I LOVE YOU GRANDMA I HOPE YOU MET GRANDPA AT THE GATES OF HEAVEN AND HALEY I LOVE YOU. "
"So so sorry to hear of Judy's passing. Many fond memories of her, working at Park Place! Thoughts and prayers go out to all of her family during this sad time."
"It broke my heart to hear about Judy. Judy and I worked many years in the Park Place Glenwood laundry room facility. Not only was Judy a great friend to me, she was also like a big sister. Heaven has opened its door for another angel. I will never forget you and the impact you made on my life, and knowing that you are with the Lord God up in heaven, I know you are at peace and making sure that Carl is staying out of trouble up there. All my prayers go out to Judy's family at this sad time. She will be so dearly missed, but never forgotten...God Bless"
"I will never forget Judy's devotion to Carl during his battle with cancer. She never gave up hope. If there was ever a good and faithful servant, it was Judy. She was an inspiration and showed us all what true love looked like. I know she's in Carl's arms again-no worries, no pain."
"Patty and John and the rest of Judy's family, I havent seen Judy in a long time but hearing this news breaks my heart. She was such a sweet and funny lady. Please know you have my deepest sympathies and my prayers. "
"My heart is broken I can't believe u are gone . I love u like a mother and always will . I will miss are trips to cat fish lake . Prayers for everyone who had the pleasure of knowing judy and what a wonderful woman she was .RIP Judy love u .tell my dad hi for me "
"Patty and other family,so sorry to hear of your loss, I enjoyed visiting your mom and Carl when I came through RedOak they was always smiling,laughing great people to be around, your mom will be so missed by so many such a great person."