Judith E. Henrich

PORTAGE  --  Judith E. Henrich, age 77, of Portage, passed away unexpectedly on Monday, March 5, 2018 in Cottonwood, Arizona.

Judith was born on March 20, 1940 in Rhinelander, the daughter of Walter and Marguerite (O’Malley) Richmond.  She married Donald A. Henrich on December 9, 1961 in Eagle River.  Judith worked as a flight attendant with American Airlines and in Customer Service at Great America.  She was a member of the Citizens Police Academy, the Portage Civic League, the Ridge Rollers, the Elkettes and American Airlines Kiwi.  Judith enjoyed playing cards and bingo at the Saddle Ridge Clubhouse, traveling, golf, Swedish weaving, shopping, basket weaving and discovering new things. 

She is survived by her children, Jerry (Linda) Okonek, Spooner, Wendy (Jim) King, Winfield, Illinois and Dana (Tim) O’Neill, Town of Erin; her grandchildren, Dan (Allison), Heather and Kyle Okonek, Kelsey, Dan and Kori King, Brendan, Danielle and Kellen O’Neill; her great-granddaughter, Whitney Okonek; her sisters, Connie Pride and Vickie Richmond Hawkins; her brother, Donald Richmond (Mary); very special friends, Jason and Heather Stenberg, numerous nieces and nephews, other relatives and many dear friends.  She was preceded in death by her parents, her husband, Donald Henrich, and a grandson, Trevor Okonek.

Memorial services will be held at 11:00 a.m., Thursday, March 15, 2018 at Bethlehem Lutheran Church in Portage, with Rev. Julie Krahn officiating.  Inurnment will be private.  Visitation will be held on Thursday, from 9:30 a.m. until 11:00 a.m. at the church. 

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Badger Honor Flight or a charity of the donor’s choice.

The Pflanz Mantey Mendrala Funeral Home in Portage is assisting the family.



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