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Judy M. Fagerland

Judy M. Fagerland

Judy Marie Fagerland, age 76, of Mondovi, Wi, passed away Wednesday, September 12, 2018, surrounded by her family, after a courageous battle with breast cancer at the Marshfield Medical Center in Eau Claire.

Judy was born December 8, 1941, to Bill and Elizabeth Biesterveld.  She grew up in a large, loving family, with four sisters and five brothers in the Rock Falls area.  After high school she went to work at Luther Hospital as a nurse’s aide.  She married Tom Fagerland in Mondovi, Wi, on December 5, 1964.  She was a devoted mother and wife, staying home to raise her four children.  Judy had a strong work ethic, and gave one hundred percent to everything she did.  Tom and Judy bought the Durand Café in January of 1988.  Judy loved the friendships she made and enjoyed the hard work and dedication that came with it.  Judy was a very dedicated Religious Education teacher for many years.  She loved sharing her faith in God with the little ones. She had a gift for gardening and flowers and could often be seen working around town in the community flower beds.  Judy was extremely hard working, took pride in her house, and no stain was too big. 

Judy is survived by her husband Tom Fagerland, and their four children: Kipper of Durand, Elizabeth of Mondovi, Tonja (Bob) Binkowski of Plum City, and Kyle (Julia) of Mondovi, her eight grandchildren: Harley, Savannah and Tess Fagerland, Bailey Fagerland, Joe, Dalton and Dillon Binkowski, Christopher Clements, and her two great grandchildren: Aria Binkowski and Keegan Fagerland.  She is also survived by her brothers and sisters:  Bill (Rita), Doug (Kathy), and Roger (Julie) Biesterveld, Irma (Don) Bauer, and Audrey Biesterveld, and brother and sister- in- law John and Joann Fagerland, as well as many nieces, nephews and friends. 

Judy is preceded in death by her parents, brothers, Bob and Gary, sisters, Wilma Wittig, and Pat Ulwelling, father and mother- in- law Harley and Marie Fagerland, and precious great grandson, Noah John Fagerland.

“But those who hope in the Lord will renew their strength.  They will soar on wings like eagles; they will run and not grow weary, they will walk and not be faint.”  Isaiah 40:31

Memorial Services will be 11:30AM Wednesday, September 26, 2018 at St. Mary Catholic Church in Durand. Burial will be in St. Joseph Catholic Cemetery in Rock Falls at a later date. Visitation will be from 10:30AM until the time of services at the church on Wednesday the 26th.

Rhiel Funeral Home & Cremation Services, Durand, is serving the family.


  1. Annette Marie poeschel

    My condolences to family of Judy Fagerland. So
    sorry for your loss. Judy was a friend and classmate.
    Prayers, peace, love. God bless you all!
    Annette Marie Anibas Poeschel

  2. Joe and Joan Fitzgerald

    Our condolences to you all, especially Audrey, my fine saxophone player at Lima High School! 1961-64
    Judy and I had a couple of fun dates back then.....
    We did meet at the Cafe a few times later and chatted about old times ! Hugs to you! Joe ( Mr. Fitz)

  3. Dave and Kris Polzer

    Sending our sympathy for the families of a wonderful lady who will be missed by many.

    Kris and Dave Polzer

  4. Mary Cooper

    My sincere condolences to the family.

  5. Ryan Hagness

    I am truly sorry to hear of your loss. Please accept our condolences and may our prayers help comfort your family.

  6. Lori Falkner

    Dear Aunt Judy was so strong, and beautiful. She was a rock, and she was never willing to quit. She was a very strong woman in her faith in God, and she still won in the battle with cancer. She is now in Heaven, and can be our continued strength at an even higher level. As my Godmother, we held a little extra special place ineach other's hearts, and I will cherish that. I am so happy to have spent the extra time I had with her, and the long talks. We laughed several times after an entire afternoon of talking, that we "solved the world's problems" right there on her living room couch. All of those days, and talks and visits were as special to me as to her. There will be a void here on earth, but Heaven just gained a very strong spirit. Enjoy a bowl of Kale hotdish, and a thick slice of homemade bread. And as we said many times, "Thanks for the memories"

    Love, Lori B.

  7. Richard Bates

    Judy was a great person. Always a smile and kind word. She will be missed. We will remember Judy in our prayers.

    Jan & Dick Bates

  8. Anita Haskins

    Sincere condolences to the family ???????? Anita (Bunny King) Haskins

  9. Tony Gunderson

    Deepest sympathies

  10. Joanne Hewitt

    May the times that made you smile, proud and love her even more always be in your heart. God Bless

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