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In loving memory of
Judith Empey
  • June 09, 1948
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  • December 24, 2021

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On December 24, 2021, Judith Anne Empey, a loving and wonderful Nana, mother, sister, and wife, passed away under the care of Cornerstone Hospice at Buffalo Crossing in The Villages, Florida.  She was 73 years of age.

Judy is survived by her loving husband Steve Westerlund, her children Craig(Julie) Empey, Brett(Colleen) Empey and Cole(Desirae) Empey, and her grandchildren whom she adored so much, Mikayla, Sophia, Josie, Marcel, Mia, Anthony and Tyler. In addition, she is survived by her siblings Linda(Don) Pond,  Marlene Rygg, Nancy(Dean)Johnson, Cathy(Bill) Collins, and Bob(Jane) Spartz.

Judy was preceded in death by her greatly missed first husband Steve Empey, her mother and father Martha and Orin Spartz and brothers, Danny Spartz and Dick Spartz.

Judy was born on June 9, 1948 in Northfield Minnesota and graduated from Globe University and School of Business in Minneapolis, MN. After graduation she worked as an Administrative Assistant to the President of a local hospital in Minneapolis. After a professional career in the business world, she married her first husband and in her words, became a gentle-woman farmer in Farmington, Minnesota, where her property is still a family owned farm.

Visitation is Friday evening, Jan. 14, 2022, 5-8pm at White Funeral Home in Farmington, MN.  A memorial service is scheduled for Saturday, Jan 15, 2022, 11:00am at Faith Methodist Church in Farmington, Minnesota. A light lunch will be served immediately following the Memorial Service at the Church. Interment will follow immediately after lunch at the Corinthian Cemetery in Farmington, MN.  There will also be a Memorial Service in The Villages, Florida at Lake Deaton United Methodist Church on Saturday, Jan 22, 2022 at 11:00am. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to Cornerstone Hospice, 601 Mariposa Way, The Villages, FL 32162 or to a charity of your choice.


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  1. Travis Bowden lit a candle:
    16 Jan 2022
    Lit since January 16, 2022 at 1:34:54 PM

  2. Rhonda Fleming Klein says:
    09 Jan 2022
    I went to St.Dominic's school as a child ( grades 1-6) with Judy in my class. I remember her as friendly and happy. My family moved to Rosemount in 1960 and I never saw my classmates again. Such a lovely lady in her photo. I'm sad she left us too soon. May heaven be enjoying her lively personality. Thanks to Linda Niebur for letting me know.

  3. Patricia Farrington says:
    09 Jan 2022
    My condolences to your entire family. I know I didn't know you for very long Judy but the times spent golfing with you over the past few years let me get to know a beautiful and sweet great lady who will be sadly missed by everyone. R.I.P My dear friend.

  4. David & Valerie Ehret lit a candle:
    08 Jan 2022
    Lit since January 8, 2022 at 1:10:21 AM

  5. Linda Exley lit a candle:
    07 Jan 2022
    Lit since January 7, 2022 at 1:45:38 PM

  6. Marsha Dowd lit a candle:
    07 Jan 2022
    Lit since January 7, 2022 at 1:38:37 AM

  7. Dan Kennedy lit a candle:
    06 Jan 2022
    Lit since January 6, 2022 at 1:18:41 PM

  8. Debbie Elswick Dix says:
    06 Jan 2022
    I never met Judy but she had to be an amazing lady because I could see how happy she made my friend, Steve Westerlund. So sorry for your loss Steve.

  9. Joanne and Davey lit a candle:
    06 Jan 2022
    Lit since January 6, 2022 at 1:53:09 AM

  10. Cindy and Larry Nepple lit a candle:
    06 Jan 2022
    Lit since January 6, 2022 at 1:33:36 AM

  11. Stephen Olexa & Donna Lemaster Renna lit a candle:
    06 Jan 2022
    Lit since January 6, 2022 at 1:01:05 AM

  12. Jill Alger lit a candle:
    06 Jan 2022
    Lit since January 6, 2022 at 1:00:59 AM

  13. Ron & Lou Cooper lit a candle:
    06 Jan 2022
    Lit since January 6, 2022 at 1:21:33 AM

  14. Ken and Kay Messick lit a candle:
    06 Jan 2022
    Lit since January 6, 2022 at 1:08:26 AM

  15. George & Gerry lit a candle:
    06 Jan 2022
    Lit since January 6, 2022 at 1:05:56 AM

  16. George & Gerry lit a candle:
    06 Jan 2022
    Lit since January 6, 2022 at 1:04:29 AM

  17. Debbie Austin says:
    06 Jan 2022
    To a friend who left us too soon. She made an impression upon everyone she met. She loved her husband, family and friends

  18. Ed & Mary Jasudowich lit a candle:
    05 Jan 2022
    Lit since January 5, 2022 at 1:09:02 PM

  19. Cindy Kelly lit a candle:
    05 Jan 2022
    Lit since January 5, 2022 at 1:13:40 PM

  20. Mikayla Empey lit a candle:
    05 Jan 2022
    Lit since January 5, 2022 at 1:13:59 PM

  21. char pluntz lit a candle:
    05 Jan 2022
    Lit since January 5, 2022 at 1:15:40 PM

  22. Karen Blandin lit a candle:
    05 Jan 2022
    Lit since January 5, 2022 at 1:48:57 PM

  23. Nancy Johnson lit a candle:
    05 Jan 2022
    Lit since January 5, 2022 at 1:35:40 PM

  24. Nancy Johnson says:
    05 Jan 2022
    I will miss you forever, my beloved sister.

  25. Phyllis kilmer says:
    05 Jan 2022
    Judy was a classmate at MN school of Business and a roommate for several years til we married. She was such a fun, crazy girl whom I adored.
    We married around the same time and our kids were born within days of each other.
    I’m so sad that she is gone so young. She was a vibrant, beautiful human being with so much love to share. Miss her lots

  26. Phyllis Kilmer lit a candle:
    05 Jan 2022
    Lit since January 5, 2022 at 1:11:37 PM

  27. Clarisse Chester says:
    02 Jan 2022
    I was lucky enough to have been one of Judy’s best friends in high school. I will forever love this beautiful lady who taught me the meaning of honesty and friendship. I have so many wonderful memories of the crazy things that we did as teenagers, and I’m so glad that I do. I wish that could see her one more time to tell her “thank you” for always being there for me. I wish I could hug her one more time and tell her that how much I always loved her as a friend. Judy will live in my memories and my heart forever❤️

  28. Clarisse Chester lit a candle:
    02 Jan 2022
    Lit since January 2, 2022 at 1:00:53 AM

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