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Judy Ann (Vierkant) Ament

Judy Ann

(Vierkant) Ament

Judy A. (Vierkant) Ament

Moose Lake - Previously of St. Cloud - July 28, 1954 - May 10, 2018

Judy, age 63, left our earthly world peacefully Thursday, May 10, 2018 after a long and courageous battle with cancer. A public Memorial service and celebratory tribute to Judy's well lived life will be held Tuesday, May 22 at 11:00 A.M. at Holy Angels Catholic Church in Moose Lake. A second celebration will be held at 2:00 Wednesday, May 23 at Catholic Church of St. Michael in St. Cloud. Visitation will be held one hour before each celebratory service. Because she chose to donate her body to the Mayo Clinic for the betterment of all, inurnment will be at Minden Church Cemetery in Benton County at a later date.

Judy was born in St. Cloud to Arthur and Myrtle (Krebs) Vierkant. Her formative years were spent in Duluth and Wadena, MN. She graduated from Wadena High School in the class of 1972. Ever frugal, Judy attended Community College in Wadena before transferring to and graduating from NDSU with her BS in Food & Nutrition resulting in her registration and licensure as a dietitian. Her sense of duty and adventure took her to New Orleans, St. Cloud, Los Angeles, Ohio, and South Dakota, before finally returning to finish her long career at the VA in St. Cloud followed by retirement in Moose Lake.

Besides her work as a dietitian and administrator, she co-owned a restaurant in Roslyn, SD, with her husband and participated with him in clown ministry and Residents Encounter Christ retreats in central Minnesota jails and prisons. This transformative work enhanced her already forgiving and loving understanding of the world in which we live.

She served her country, her family, her friends, her neighbors, and her God well.

Judy lived with the debilitating realities of Adenoid Cystic Carcinoma for over 15 years and her suffering has ended. In her new life with her savior, she is now free to return to the joyful, strong, spirit she was on this earth.

Judy was a friend and thoughtful sounding board to many. Her smile brightened everyone's day. She always said that "conflict occurs when needs are unmet." To that end, she was forever meeting the needs of others. Thus, Judy lived the fullness of her faith, sharing herself with family, friends, and community. She was loved as much as she loved.

Judy was preceded in death by her brother, Bruce and her father, Arthur, as well as her father-in-law, Buck Ament, and many friends. We have sent you an amazing spirit whom we will miss beyond words. Hold her tight!

In their 38-year marriage, Judy and Ben raised two independent, resilient, and deeply loved men Loren (Key West) and Eric (Duluth). Judy is also leaving behind three rambunctious and delightful grandsons, Tobias, Arthur, and Sage, and one dearly loved granddaughter, Lena. Judy will miss her three brothers, Mark (Cindy), Dean, and Dale (Vicki), as well as her role model in life, her mother Myrtle, along with numerous nieces, nephews and their progeny. These all remain in this world to treasure her memories.

You were easy to love. You listened without interrupting, spoke without accusing, expressed opinions without dominating.

Judy was an amazing gift to us. May she be lifted into the light and the loving, tender arms of Our Creator and be cherished there, as we cherished her here. Amen.

Please do not send flowers. Instead, memorials will be given to Mayo Clinic, Hope Lodge, and Adenoid Cystic Carcinoma Organization Intl.