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Judith Garton

September 1, 1941 — January 17, 2023


Stoughton- Judith Mae Garton, age 81, passed away peacefully on Tuesday, January 17, 2023. Judith was born in Stoughton, the daughter of Arnold and Eleanor Vike.

Judy was a bold brassy woman, never short for words and would give her opinion whether you wanted it or not. She was caring and compassionate and loved her family unconditionally. They were her biggest accomplishment and she was so proud of them all!

Judith enjoyed many different hobbies and interests throughout her lifetime but never ventured far from home or family. She enjoyed her horses, the family cottage on the lake, fishing, swimming, baking, crafts, board games, cards, drawing, birdwatching, and gardening. Judy was a hard worker but also loved her playtime! Music, dancing, and Friday night fish frys were a must. Judy truly enjoyed her grandchildren and spent a lot of time with them. She was always there if they needed anything. Judy held a special bond with her granddaughter Samantha.

She is survived by her children, Jacqueline (Chuck) Kerns, Orville (Erin) Bauer Jr.; seven grandchildren, Shannon (Derek) Casbon, Melissa Foote, Trevor Kerns, Cody Bauer, Samantha (Mathew) Wisch, Tina Kerns, and Luke Kerns; 10 great grandchildren; sister, Cheryl (Arnie) Johnson; three nephews, Jeremiah (Jenny), Jason (Maddie) and Justin; very special friend and longtime companion, Rick Wisch, who she loved with all her heart; and many cousins, great nieces and great nephews. Judy was preceded in death by her parents; husband, Vernon L. Garton; granddaughter, Jessica; and two brothers, Frank and Terry.

Private burial will take place in St. Ann Cemetery. Friends and relatives are invited to a Celebration of Life service starting at 3:00 PM on Sunday, February 5, 2023 at the Stoughton American Legion Post 59.

Please share your memories of Judy by posting on her Tribute Wall.

Cress Funeral Services

206 W. Prospect Street, PO Box 231, Stoughton

(608) 873-9244

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Service Schedule

Past Services

Celebration of Life

Sunday, February 5, 2023

Starts at 3:00 pm (Central time)

Stoughton American Legion Post 59

803 N Page St, Stoughton, WI 53589

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