Judy Larsen Albertson, 63, of Stevens Point, passed away July 7, 2021, at her home surrounded by her family.
Judy was born on August 15, 1957, and joined siblings Tim, Debbie, Becky, and her twin Jenny, completing Don and Elaine Larsen’s young family. The Larsen family lived in a few southern Minnesota towns before settling in River Falls. The family moved again in 1973 to Stevens Point where Judy graduated from SPASH in 1976 and then from UWSP in Business Education in 1981. Judy worked at Sentry Insurance as a computer programmer and manager for 35 years, retiring in 2012 at the age of 55.
As a nature lover, Judy enjoyed living at her lake house in Tomahawk, taking long quiet walks, and spending time on the water kayaking and pontooning. Lakes, mountains, oceans, and beaches were favorite vacation destinations. Cherished travels included her annual Caribbean vacations with her sisters as well as trips to Prague, Czech Republic, and Alaska. In August 2019, Judy and her siblings took a memorable trip to the Canadian Rockies.
Judy was a remarkable woman. She was the most positive, supportive kindred spirit, sister, aunt, godmother, and best friend. Judy enjoyed lifelong friendships with many of her childhood friends from both River Falls and Stevens Point. Judy was a very engaged listener and was always ready to help anyone. She was unassuming and never judged anyone which made her friendships so special. Being extremely knowledgeable about breast cancer, she was more than willing to offer her support to those who reached out to her.
Judy was an active participant in Susan G. Komen events and served on the Central Wisconsin chapter board as a committee chair. She also actively supported The Ties That Bind Us events in Tomahawk. Other organizations close to her heart that she supported were: Humane Society, American Cancer Society, American Heart Institute, Metavivor (Metastatic Breast Cancer Research), and Mayo Clinic among others.
While doing research on her cancer over the past eight years, Judy kept finding the common thread to healthier living was the benefit of organic-based foods. She so believed in its healing properties, she created the Organic Sustainable Farm Growth Fund that will increase the affordability and accessibility of organic food in Central Wisconsin with the Community Foundation of Central Wisconsin.
Judy was preceded in death by her parents Donald C. and Elaine A. Larsen; and Rich Albertson. She is survived by her siblings: Tim and Wanda Larsen, Debbie and Paul Cudd, Becky and Perri Reinke, and Jenny Larsen, as well as her eight nieces and nephews, 12 great-nieces, and nephews, and five godchildren.
The family would like to give thanks to all of Judy’s Hospice angels who took such great care of her over the past seven months.
A Celebration of Life for Judy will be held at the Schmeeckle Reserve Amphitheater, off of North Point Dr., Stevens Point, on July 19, 2021, at 11 a.m. Following the service, friends and family may gather to share memories at the Menzel Pavilion at Schmeeckle Reserve. In lieu of flowers, donations to the Organic Sustainable Farm Growth Fund or https://www.metavivor.org/ would be greatly appreciated.
Heaven just got a great one…see ya on the other side dear one…
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