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Judy Distad -- Stewartville

June 11, 2018

Judy Distad, 76, of Stewartville, passed away Friday, June 1, 2018, at her home.

Judy Ann Distad was born on April 22, 1942, to Arthur and Bernice (Johnson) Bjergum.

She worked at Saint Marys Hospital before moving to Stewartville. She also worked at Stewartville Care Center and was a homemaker.

She married Sterling Distad in Black Hammer on Aug. 28, 1965. They moved to Stewartville in December 1968.

She enjoyed her grandchildren, collecting treasures, shopping, visiting employees at Mayo and Hy-Vee South and going to JC Penneys hair salon on Fridays.

She is survived by her daughters, Jackie (Dan Poncelet) of Bellechester and Bonnie (Mark Taylor) of Mazeppa. She is also survived by six grandchildren, Brianna (Jerry) Allers, Cory Distad, Kaitlin and Ashlee Taylor, Haley Poncelet and William Taylor; sisters-in-law, LaVonne Bjergum of Decorah, Iowa, and Marlene Burd of Redondo Beach, Calif.; brother-in-law, Tony (Pat) Distad of Apache Junction, Ariz.; and many cousins, nieces and nephews.

Judy was preceded in death by her husband, Sterling; her parents; her parents-in-law, Tony and Mayme; and her brother, Roger.

She was cremated. A private family celebration is planned. Burial will be a later date.

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