Judith Ann (Stone) Weissinger, age 80, loving mother, grandmother, sister, and friend passed away on October 10, 2021, with her four loving daughters by her side, after a short battle with leukemia. Her final decision showed such strength and dignity that it will be forever instilled in our hearts. She spent the last few days sharing memories, stories of her great cooking, and of course passing on favorite recipes. She connected with each grandchild via video chats so they could share a memory, a favorite food (cinnamon sugar toast being a childhood favorite) and say, not goodbye but see you soon, brought great pleasure to her.
Judy was born on August 22, 1941, to Carl and Alice (Pederson) Stone in Eau Claire, Wis. She lived in Rock Falls and graduated from Durand High School. She married Bernard Weissinger in 1961. Together they had four daughters (Shelly, Kathy, Cindy, and Heidi) and one son (Chuck). In that time period they lived in Eau Claire, Lake Wissota, Rice Lake, Thorp, Bloomer, Rice Lake, and then settled back in Bloomer. They later divorced. She worked for the family insurance business for 10 years, Fanetti Transport/Gateway Trucking, and Mayo Clinic until she retired. Her hobbies included knitting (slippers, scarves, wash cloths, and famous fun fur bottle koozies, owned by many), playing cards, and cheering for the Packers and Brewers. Most of all, she enjoyed spending time with her family, friends, and especially her grandkids who put a special sparkle in her eye.
Judy is survived by her four daughters: Shelly (David) Lane, Kathy (Tom) Szalajka, Cindy Hansen, and Heidi (Jamie) Keller; her grandchildren: Alex Szalajka, Brennan Lane, Haley Keller, Jordyn Keller, Cole Hansen, and RyAnna Keller. She is further survived by her sister: Janell Johnson; numerous nieces; nephews; and friends.
She was proceeded in death by her son: Charles “Chuck”; her parents; her brother: Gene Pederson; her granddaughters: Kirstyn and Olivia Hansen; and her son-in-law: Robert Hansen.
We would like to thank all the staff at Mayo Clinic Health System in Bloomer and Eau Claire. A very special thank you to the staff at MCHS in Eau Claire, who gave us the opportunity to honor her final wishes and be at her side, as well as Dr. Okon and his palliative care team who guided her through her journey.
Memorial Services will be held at 6 p.m. Thursday, October 14, 2021, at Thompson Funeral Home in Bloomer with Pastor Martin Halom officiating. Visitation will be held two hours prior to the service at the funeral home. Private burial of cremains will be held at St. Paul’s North Catholic Cemetery in Bloomer.
Thompson Funeral Home & Chippewa Valley Cremation Services in Bloomer is serving the family. To express condolences online, please visit www.thompsonfunerlahome.com.