Judith Marie Braeger (Goetzke), born Jan. 29, 1943, passed Aug. 20, 2019, peacefully at home in Eagle River, Wis., at the age of 76, with her family at her side. 

She was preceded in death by her husband, Dennis; son, James Goetzke; grandsons, Andrew Goetzke and Michael Pfieffer; and sister, Patricia. 

Judy is survived by her daughter, JoAnn Goetzke and David Bayliss; son, John and Connie Goetzke; stepdaughter, Denise and Russ Pfeiffer; and stepson, Mark and Jenny Braeger. Also survived by her beloved sister, Monica Witzel; and brother, Danny Heger; her grandchildren, Ryan, Jon­a­than, Nathan, Maddie, Seth and Samuel; along with six great-grandchildren; and many nieces and nephews.

Further survived by other relatives, friends and the second love of her life, her little dog, Wiley. 

Judy enjoyed time with her great many friends and family along with traveling when she could. She always was in the mood to go out for dinner and a visit to a casino where she would sometimes do well and then share the winnings with others or she would buy dinner. 

Judy worked many years at Briggs and Stratton as well as waitressing at night; she made a great many good friends along the way as she enjoyed being the social butterfly.

She was reunited with the love of her life, Dennis Braeger, and they soon married. Together they retired to Eagle River, and spent time doing whatever they wanted, fishing, snowmobiling, socializing and visits with family and friends whenever they could.

Judy adored her grandchildren and great-grandchildren, always asking about them and looking forward to visits. 

Judy will be missed by the many people whose lives she touched including family, friends, friends of family, family of friends and anyone lucky enough to know her. 

Judy will be laid to rest with her son, Jim, in Forest Hill Cemetery in the village of Pewaukee with a private family service on Sept. 7, 2019. 

A Celebration of Life gathering will be held on Sept. 7, 2019, at the VFW Post 9537, 202 Clark St. (corner of Clark Street and Hickory Street) in the village of Pewaukee starting at 1 p.m.

There will be a second Celebration of Life held in Eagle River at Sweetwater Spirits & Resort on Sept. 14, 2019, from 2 to 6 p.m.

In lieu of flowers, please make donations to the American Cancer Society.

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