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Judith “Judy” L. Puljas

Judith “Judy” L. Puljas Judith “Judy” L. Puljas

Judith “Judy” L. Puljas, 55, formerly from Holcombe, passed away Wednesday, Aug.

19, 2020, at the Tomah Nursing and Rehabilitation Center, after a courageous battle of multiple myeloma.

Judy was born Dec. 11, 1964, to Phillip and Emma (Rea) Puljas, in Chicago, Ill.

The family moved to Holcombe, when Judy was young and she grew up on the family farm with her three brothers – Tom, Gary and Johnny. Judy attended the Lake Holcombe Public Schools.

Judy loved Mickey and Minnie Mouse, putting puzzles together, coloring and crafts, playing King Corners and listening to music. She loved her chocolate! Judy loved her family and spending time with them.

She is survived by her brothers – Tom Puljas, Menomonie, and Gary Puljas (Teri Johnson), Altoona; nephews – Lucas (Tracy) Puljas, Onalaska, and Jerad Puljas, Eau Claire; great-nieces – Taryn and Thea Puljas, Onalaska; aunt – Sister Sr. Mary Cord’e Rea, Milwaukee; special cousin – Barb Witt; and extended family – Cassie, Serenity, Jourdan, Zayne and Maraina Johnson, and Malakai Bishop, Altoona.

She was preceded in death by her parents; and brother – Johnny.

A Christian service was held at 3 p.m., Sunday, Aug. 23, at Borton-Leiser Funeral Home in Cornell, with Pastor Tim Stein of Bethlehem Lutheran Church in Altoona, officiating. Visitation was held from 2 p.m., until the time of service.

Interment was in the Cornell Cemetery, following the service.

Online condolences may be expressed at bortonleiserfuneralhome. com.

The family would like to thank the St. Croix Hospice, Inclusa and the numerous adult family homes that cared for Judy over the past couple years, and showed her kindness and compassion.