In loving memory of

Anne Marian Judisch
August 29, 1945 - March 15, 2023

Anne M. Judisch, age 77, a lifelong resident of Rochester, MN passed away on March 15, 2023 at the Methodist Hospital in Rochester, MN.

Anne Marian Judisch was born August 29, 1945 in Rochester, MN the daughter of Sidney and Carol (Olson) Suddendorf. She was a 1963 graduate of John Marshall High School and earned a bachelor of arts degree in vocal performance and instrumental music from Mankato State. Anne was united in marriage to Dr. James Judisch on October 20, 1973 at Christ United Methodist Church in Rochester and they were blessed with two children.

Anne started playing the violin at age 8. She became a member of the Rochester Symphony Orchestra at age 14 and played professionally with the organization until her untimely passing. She was also a member of the Symphony Orchestras in LaCrosse, WI, Waterloo-Cedar Falls, IA, Winona and Austin, MN.

After graduating from college, Anne was a sought after soprano and performed with the Tulsa Philharmonic, Minnesota Orchestra, Sioux City Symphony, and Rochester Symphony Orchestra to name a few. She also performed in numerous operas, musicals, and special events. She was also active with her Cameo String Quartet, Trio, Duet and performed church services until the very end.

She enjoyed spending time with her family at the cabin at Lake Zumbro. She was a resident of the lake community since 1954 and excelled in waterskiing, pontoon repair, and boat driving. She took pride in seeing her children and grandchildren grow up on the lake.

She loved spending time with her daughter as they bred and raised Golden Retrievers. Together, they traveled all over the US and Canada in their pursuits. She was a huge fan of her grandchildren and was always front and center for all of their sports, activities and performances. She loved her husband, and despite their schedules, always found time to spend together at the end of a busy day.

Anne is survived by her husband, Jim Judisch (aka Mr. Anne Suddendorf and/or Mr. Anne Judisch) of Rochester, MN; her son, Jamie (Marlena) Judisch of Zumbro Falls, MN; her daughter, Kristina Judisch (Bradley Oberle) of Rochester, MN; three grandchildren, Sydnie, Nele, and Hunter Judisch; her sister, Kathie Balfour of Rochester, MN and Max (her Golden Retriever). She was preceded in death by her parents.

A Celebration of Life Gathering will be held from 1:00 PM to 5:00 PM Saturday, April 1, 2023 at Ranfranz and Vine Funeral Homes 5421 Royal Place NW, Rochester, MN.

In lieu of flowers, we belive that Anne's gentle suggestions would be:

Rochester Symphony Orchestra
Golden Retriever Foundation
Lake Zumbro Improvement Association
Shriners Children's-Twin Cities Clinic,

OR any charity of your choosing. Anne loved charities that helped children, supported music and art for children, that helped animals or Lake Zumbro.

Ranfranz and Vine Funeral Home is honored to be serving the Judisch family; to share a special memory or condolence please visit


Anne Paxton Hammond wrote on Apr 24, 2023:

"Dearest Jim and family...and to sweet Kathy, My heart breaks for you during this time of loss. Anne was so very dear. I will pray for you. Know that I cry with you and support you in love and friendship every day. I will miss Anne so much. I hope you feel Jesus' love for you and that you can feel His touch as He holds you, to comfort you."

RAYMOND ANDERSON wrote on Mar 30, 2023:

"My wife, Loni, and I are so sorry to hear of the passing of Anne. We send our deepest sympathies and condolences to Jim and family. Ray and Loni Anderson "

Amy Lindstrom wrote on Mar 29, 2023:

"Anne and I sat beside each other - whether in the car or on stage - for so many years. We traveled thousands of miles together as we drove to rehearsals and concerts in La Crosse, Cedar Falls, and Austin. We shared joys and heartaches together. I considered her one of my closest friends and greatest mentors. I will miss her so very much."

Jane E. Townsend wrote on Mar 29, 2023:

"I knew Anne for all the 22 years that my husband, David Townsend, was also a member of the Rochester Symphony as well as through a wonderful collection of shared friends, and our love of dogs. No story better describes my joy in knowing Anne than the story she told me about one of her early?perhaps first? golden retrievers. He always sat in the front passenger seat when she drove and always kept his paw on her right arm as they moved along. He always removed it if they stopped but always replaced it if they started up again. This is the way I shall always remember Anne. I?ll see her driving along a beautiful road with her wonderful golden companion beside her. And like so many others, I will feel her hand on my arm. Jane & David Townsend"

Cindy Packard wrote on Mar 26, 2023:

"I went to Rochester Junior College with Anne. She was a talented ball of energy. Always loved her laugh and sense of humor. We stayed in touch over the years but lost touch with her several years ago. I will always treasure memories of her. My sincere condolences to the family. Cindy Packard"

Sandy Hocraffer wrote on Mar 25, 2023:

"Anne played tennis for many years and I had the pleasure of playing with her. I was blessed to have known her. Condolences to her family. "

Tiffany Strande wrote on Mar 22, 2023:

"Anne was a talented violinist. She was a dedicated performer with the Rochester Symphony which is where I had the pleasure of knowing her for the past 15 years. She always made me feel included and cared for. I will miss her tremendously "

Mary Jane Hass wrote on Mar 21, 2023:

"She was one of my favorite people. She added so much sunshine to the world and will be missed."

Marvin E. Felderman, wrote on Mar 20, 2023:

"Anne was a true lady and kind person who I will miss. My deepest condolences to Jim and family. Marv"

caorl Mayr wrote on Mar 19, 2023:

"Her cheerful smile and manner brightened every room she entered and brightened our neighborhood. She will truly be missed. May the Lord comfort her family. Oak Hills Drive Neighbors"

Kris Jenkins wrote on Mar 19, 2023:

"I met Anne when we both played in the LaCrosse Sym. in the late 1970's. Anne was always so cheerful and supportive during the times we played together. It was so fun to hear about Anne's children and their adventures! Anne was just one of those amazing women who drew others towards her. She will be greatly missed by the music community, friends and family. I am so grateful to have known her."

Karen and Karl Achterberg wrote on Mar 18, 2023:

"Anne wa a very special person"

Sally Brooks wrote on Mar 17, 2023:

"There will be an empty place in our community. "