Judith A. Rechlitz (née Delopst). Born on Dec. 15, 1941 to Raymond and Mary (née Dubla) Delopst.

Born to Eternal Life on Dec. 31, 2021, in Milwaukee, Wis.

Judy is survived by her husband of 58 years, James; and her beloved children, John (Joy) of Mukwonago, Wis., Julia (Dr. Robert) Anderson of Neenah, Wis., Jennifer (Mike) Relien of Woodbury, Minn., and Joel (Kelly) of Milwaukee.

She is also survived by her grandchildren, Nick (Stacey) Rechlitz, Katie (Russell) Martiny and April (Matt) Gianeselli, Aidan and Sienna Anderson, Ryan, Alex and Nathan Relien, and Jake and Olivia Rechlitz; along with great-grandchildren, Ethan, Owen and Hayley Rechlitz, Louie and Lemon Martiny and future baby girl, Gianeselli who were all truly the wonderful lights of her life.

Judy is also survived by her sisters, Karen (Paul) Goodman of Oak Creek, Wis., Mari Lynn Young of Milwaukee and sister-in-law Wanda Delopst of San Diego, Calif.; her #1 cousin, Keith (Judy) Johnstone of Cudahy, Wis.; her many family members and a large host of friends, especially her best friend, Marianne DeGrace.

Preceded in death by her dear father, Raymond; and mother, Mary; and her beloved brother, Ken Delopst; and aunts Kay Nickelson, Angie Johnstone and Polly Behling.

Judy lived most of her life in Milwaukee and upon retirement, moved to the beautiful north woods area of Eagle River, Wis., in 1998.

She tried to live life to the fullest. Her wide and varied interests included: traveling (especially abroad), reading, cooking, cross-stitching, and making friends.

One of her greatest talents was her ability to host a party. Fourth of July, Christmas Eve, St. Patrick’s were all cherished holidays she loved to celebrate with family and friends.

It was extremely fitting on her final day, surrounded by her children, she passed peacefully on her favorite holiday — New Year’s Eve.

She was an active volunteer in her community especially with the Girl Scouts, MFD Ladies Auxiliary, St. Gregory the Great and St. Peter the Fisherman Catholic Churches.

She delighted in being the Queen Mother of the Eagle River Red Hat Society. Her goals were to follow the Beatitudes and try to live a faith-centered life.

Visitation will be held on Saturday, Jan. 15, from 10 a.m.-11:45 a.m. at St. Gregory the Great Parish, 3160 S. 63rd Street, Milwaukee. Mass of Christian Burial celebrated at noon.

In lieu of flowers, memorials in Judy’s name may be made to the American Diabetes Association, St. Joseph’s Food Pantry or St. Gregory the Great Parish.

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