Judith Arlene Gunderson, 80, of New Richmond, WI, passed away at her home on September 18th, 2020. Judith was born on July 13th, 1940, to Charles and Helen (Stanwick) Persiko in Eau Claire, WI. Judy was born and raised in Eau Claire, WI. She graduated from the Eau Claire High School in 1958. On January 31st, 1959, Judy married Jerry Gunderson in Eau Claire, WI. The couple then moved to New Richmond, WI, in 1969, where they worked at New Richmond News, later starting their own printing company, known as Parkway Graphics. Years later, in 1978, Jerry was involved in a bad traffic accident, and Judy then went to work for Parkwood Composition, now known as St. Croix Press. Judy took great pride in her work, and was employed with St. Croix Press until retirement in 2000. Years after Jerry’s accident, Judy met George Evans and they became lifelong companions. Judy was very active at First Lutheran Church, spent many hours volunteering at the local hospital, and was involved in many card clubs. She was an avid golfer and bowler, participating in many leagues throughout the years. Judy love spending time with her family and friends. She will be remembered as a strong, active, and outgoing woman and she will be greatly missed.
Judy is preceded in death by her parents, Charles and Helen Persiko; husband, Jerry Gunderson; companion, George Evans; and brother, Dave Persiko. Judy is survived by her children, Jody Gunderson, Jamie (Greg) Schostek, Jennifer (Tim) Ames; grandchildren, Jessica (Nate LaBelle) Gunderson, Shawn Gunderson, Christine Gunderson, Steven Gunderson, Sarah Casey, Maxamillion Schostek, Cody(Sarah) Schostek, Michael (Kyra) Ames, Mitchell (Katie O’Brien) Ames; great-grandchildren, Hannah, Tyler, and Camille LaBelle, Annabelle and Jenna Murphy, Maci Henshaw, Bennett Gunderson, DJ (Darnell James) Casey, Hayliemay and Amber Turner, Emma and Ryan Schostek, Bentley and Bauer Ames; siblings, Janet (Todd) Edwards, Dick (Gail) Persiko, Sue (Gordy) Gullikson; and many nieces, nephews, relatives, and friends. A celebration of Judy’s life was held Saturday, September 26th, 2020 at 12 Noon at Bakken-Young Funeral and Cremation Services, 728 S. Knowles Avenue, New Richmond, WI. Visitation was also held on Saturday from 10am-12 Noon at the funeral home. Interment was in the New Richmond Cemetery. Arrangements are with Bakken-Young Funeral & Cremation Services.