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Judith E

Judith E Judith E

llenbecker 1949-2020

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

A special private family prayer service/ remembrance will be held on Nov. 6 at Judith’s home. A celebration of life will be scheduled at a later date due to current COVID- 19 restrictions. Judith was born the fourth child of eight to William and Edith (Draeger) Weiler on Aug. 29, 1949 at their home in Athens. Judith attended St. Anthony’s Catholic School and Athens Public High School, graduating in May of 1967.

On Oct. 12, 1968, Judith married the love of her life David A. Ellenbecker. Judith and David recently celebrated 52 years of marriage. Judith loved gardening, canning, making crafts and making blankets and quilts. Her best memories were when the grandchildren began to arrive.

Judith is survived by her children, Tina (Robert) Nicholds, Athens, Kim (Dan) Friedenfels, Abbotsford, Cari (Chad) Buss, Barron, and Becky (Kent) Hoff, Eau Claire; 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; her siblings, Betty Jean (Dennis) Rasmussen, Ronald Weiler, Joe (Karen) Weiler, Steven (Brenda) Weiler, Christine (Craig) Lang, and Wayne (Cindy) Weiler; brother-in-law, Ed Hoffmann; and many nieces and nephews.

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

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

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