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Judith Ellenbecker

Judith Ellenbecker Judith Ellenbecker

Judith M. Ellenbecker, 71, of Athens, passed away on October 29, 2020, at her home surrounded by her loving family.

Judith was born the fourth child of eight to William and Edith (Draeger) Weiler on August 29, 1949, at their home in Athens. Judith attended St. Anthony’s Catholic School and Athens Public High School, graduating May of 1967.

On October 12, 1968, Judith married the love of her life, David A. Ellenbecker. Judith and David recently celebrated 52 years of marriage. She is survived by her children: Tina (Robert) Nicholds of Athens, Kim (Dan) Friedenfels of Abbotsford, Cari (Chad) Buss of Barron and Becky (Kent) Hoff of Eau Claire.

Judith loved gardening, canning, making crafts and making blankets and quilts. Her best memories were when the grandchildren began to arrive. She is survived by her grandchildren: Bethany (fiancé Tyler Miller), Lane (Rachel) and Lance Nicholds; Jordyne, Jaelyn, Cody (Emma) and Jayda Friedenfels; Tyler and Amber Buss; and Brittany (Ben) Parker, Darion Ellenbecker and Logan Hoff; and great-grandchild, Elias Parker.

She is also survived by her siblings: Betty Jean (Dennis) Rasmussen, brothers-in-law, Ed Hoffmann, Ronald Weiler, Joe (Karen) Weiler, Steven (Brenda) Weiler, Christine (Craig) Lang, Wayne (Cindy) Weiler, and many nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Edith and William Weiler; sister, Theresa Hoffmann; and nephew, Jamie Weiler.

A special private family prayer service/remembrance will be held on November 6, 2020, at Judith’s home. A celebration of life will be scheduled at a later date due to current COVID-19 restrictions.

Mid Wisconsin Cremation Society is assisting family at this time. Online condolences may be expressed at

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