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Judith M. Vortherms
(October 15, 1943 - July 14, 2012)

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Judith M. Vortherms


Judith M.Vortherms passed away Saturday, July 14, 2012 at her home.

Mass of Christian Burial will begin at 10:30 AM Wednesday, July 18, 2012 at St. Mary Catholic Church in Dell Rapids. Burial will be in St. Mary Catholic Cemetery in Dell Rapids.

Visitation will be Tuesday, July 17, 2012 from 2:00 to 5:00 PM at Minnehaha Funeral Home in Dell Rapids resuming at 6:00 PM with the family present at the church. A Wake Service will begin at 7:00 PM.

Judith Mae Roti was born on October 15, 1943 in Canton, SD, the daughter of Myron and Minnie Roti. She graduated from Canton High School in 1962. She was married to Art Vortherms on August 22, 1964 and they began their life together on a farm west of Dell Rapids. Along with helping out on the farm, Judy worked at First National Bank, Gannon Bookkeeping, Terrace Manor, Lodmell-Schaefer and Denny Gaspar Ford, retiring in 2004.

Judy’s family was everything to her and some of her favorite times were spent hosting family suppers on Sunday nights, with her grandchildren playing baseball in the backyard. She also enjoyed attending all of their many activities and never missed a chance to take pictures. Judy was an avid Minnesota Twins baseball fan and rarely missed watching a game.

Those left to cherish her memory are her husband of 47 years, Art, daughter Tammy (Robert) Michel, son, John (Laura) Vortherms, and daughter Shelly (Jon) Kubly, all of Dell Rapids; her 10 grandchildren, Jodi (Josh) Spaans, Kari (Jared) Hettinger, Casey, Jason and Kelly Michel; Derrick and Kaitlyn Vortherms; and Danielle, Austin and Brandon Kubly; and one great-grandchild Callie Spaans. She is also survived by 7 siblings; sisters Doris Welsh, Phyllis Donnaud, Betty (Stan) Sawina, Jackie (Floyd) Wold and Suzan (Arlin) Johnson, and brothers Jim (Donna) Roti and David (Carol) Roti. She was preceded in death by her parents and brother Frances Donald "Donny" Roti.

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