Rev. Larry Lemke officiated. Burial was at Oak Hill Cemetery in Cherokee. Public visitation began at 3 p.m. Monday with the family present from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Monday night at Greenwood Funeral Home in Cherokee. There was a prayer service following the visitation at 8 p.m. Online condolences may be sent at www.greenwoodfuneral.com.
Judy Obbink, the daughter of Franklin and Arlyne (Wiese) Hargens, was born May 10, 1942, at Cushing. Her childhood years were spent in Cushing where she received her education. After her schooling, Judy stayed at home to care for her ailing mother.
On May 7, 1961, Judy was united in marriage to Robert Obbink in Jackson, Minn. Following their marriage they lived in the Cushing and Holstein before moving to Cherokee in 1968. Judy worked for Careage Hills Nursing Home where she was a cook.
In her free time Judy enjoyed bowling and traveling to tournaments. She was well known for her famous caramel cinnamon rolls, cookies, egg salad, and potato salad. She enjoyed dancing, especially polka for residents at the nursing home. Most of all, Judy loved spending time with her many friends and family.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Robert Obbink; parents, Franklin and Arlyne Hargens; one sister, Carol Galvin; one niece, Janella Terry; and two brothers-in-law: Joe Terry and Ken Stoneking.
She is survived by one daughter, Brenda (David) Medick of Cherokee; her sisters, Betty Stoneking of Cushing, and Janice Terry and friend Carl Huth of Cushing; one brother-in-law, Gaylen Galvin of Holstein; as well as several nieces; nephews; other relatives and friends.