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Judith Hedwig Klotz

Judith Hedwig (Hillesheim) Klotz, (82) of New Ulm, died October 13, 2021 at Divine Providence Community Home in Sleepy Eye, of cancer. Mass of Christian burial will be held at 10:30 a.m. on Friday, October 22, 2021 at Church of St. Mary’s Catholic Church in New Ulm with Father Gerald Meidl celebrating the Mass. Burial will follow in the New Ulm City Cemetery. Visitation will be from 4 – 7 p.m. Thursday and from 9 – 10 a.m. Friday at Minnesota Valley Funeral Home NORTH CHAPEL in New Ulm. The CHRISTIAN Mother’s Society will pray the rosary at 4:00 pm Thursday at the Cathedral of the Holy Trinity and there will be a rosary at 6:30 pm Thursday at the funeral home. Judy is survived by her husband John Klotz now residing at Divine Providence Community Home in Sleepy Eye, son Stuart Klotz of New Ulm; daughter and son-in-law Raelee (Dan) Lunney of Savage, MN; sister Arnolda (Hillesheim) Fischer of Sleepy Eye; brothers Greg (Joannie) Hillesheim of St. George; Paul (Ruth) Hillesheim of New Ulm and Ron (Susie) Hillesheim of Winthrop. She is preceded in death by her parents Arnold and Veronica (Schroepfer) Hillesheim, father and mother-in-law Herman and Olga Klotz, sister Ethel (Hillesheim) Helget, brothers-in-law Willard Fischer, Wallace Helget, and Marvin Klotz. To leave an online condolence for her family or to sign the guest book go to Judith “Judy” was born on December 24, 1938 in Sleepy Eye to Arnold and Veronica (Schroepfer) Hillesheim. Judy graduated from Sleepy Eye St. Mary’s in 1956 and then attended beauty school in Mankato. Judy united in marriage to John Herman Klotz on July 21, 1960 at the Church of St. Mary in New Ulm. The couple made their home and raised their family in New Ulm. She was a dedicated wife and mother and worked over 40 years as a beautician in New Ulm. She was a member of the Church of St. Mary’s, Christian Mother, and New Ulm Turner Ladies. Judy enjoyed gardening, bird watching, cooking/baking, playing cribbage, reading, spending time with family and friends. After retirement she dedicated her life in adoration of our Lord and spent time building her relationship with God and Our Lady. To send a flower arrangement or to plant trees in memory of Judy Klotz, please click here to visit out Sympathy Store.

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