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Graveside Service

Holy Trinity Catholic Church
Wednesday July 3rd, 2019

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Judith Horesowsky

A graveside service for Judith Ann “Judy” Horesowsky, 74, will be held Wednesday, July 3, 2019, at 11:00 AM at Holy Trinity Catholic Cemetery in Richmond, with Father Bill Roush officiating. A memorial fund has been established for Last Hope Animal Rescue. Judy Horesowsky died Saturday, June 22, 2019 at Mercy Hospice in Iowa City. The Peterseim Funeral Home is assisting the family.

Judy Horesowsky was born January 15, 1945, in Richmond, Iowa, the daughter of Richard and Josephine “Jo” (Lyon) Horesowsky. She graduated from Mid-Prairie High School and worked at Mercy Hospital for 33 years, where she prepped patients and assisted with surgery. Judy loved animals and spent many years caring for animals, including her dachsunds. She was a member of Holy Trinity Catholic Church. Judy was a caregiver who loved to socialize. She had a special relationship with her sister Jane, who passed away in January.

Survivors include her brother-in-law Ken Stoner of Hiawatha, and his family: Kevin Stoner, Susan (Jerry) Nelson, Tracy (Linda) Stoner, Collin, Madison, Brody, Natasha, Taylin and Brynn, and her sister-in-law Joanne Horesowsky and her family: Lori (Jay) Schrock, Jeff (Amy) Horesowsky, Pat (Joan) Horesowsky, Lisa (Rob) Stika and their children.

Preceding Judy in death were her parents, her sister Jane Stoner and her brother Richard Horesowsky, Jr.

The family would like to thank Mercy Hospice for the care and compassion they showed Judy, and to Father Bill Roush and Deacon James Flattery for their kindness and support.  They also appreciated the friendship that Enos Bender and Mary Martin had with Judy and the many ways they helped her in the past few years.

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Sympathy to the family of Judy. I worked with Judy many years ago at Mercy. She was a terrific co worker! never a dull moment. She gave me a dog one time to give to my parents, the best dog, they had it for many years. She took good care of her mom as well. blessings to you Judy as you travel thru Heaven. may you find peace. I have no doubt you will be helping all the wonderful animals that cross rainbow bridge find love and good heath.

Lisa sedlacek Jun 28 2019 12:00 AM

My sympathies to your family at this time of deep sorrow. Death of a loved one brings great sadness but our Heavenly Father promises us that he will bring us comfort at Romans 15:5. I hope that family, friends and your memories will bring you a measure of peace and calm.

naomi Jun 27 2019 12:00 AM

My condolences to Judy's family. I also worked at Mercy and got to know Judy via corridor and cafeteria chats. She had a fun and kind way with patients. Peace to her.

Mary C. McCarthy Jun 26 2019 12:00 AM

I offer my prayers and deep sympathy to Judys families and friends. I worked with Judy at Mercy Hospital in Iowa City in the late 60s. I enjoyed her humor and poker face because you never quite knew what she was going to do next. When I was dating a gentleman I had recently met, Judy insisted that I needed to get to Cedar Rapids and surprise him (I didnt drive at the time)...so she and I had fun surprising Nick. Judy was an absolutely great co-worker; a true friend and always positive! I think of her often. I will have a Mass offering here in her memory at All Saints Church in Cedar Rapids.

Linda Stavropoulos Jun 25 2019 12:00 AM