Judith “Judy” Mareck, of Albany, passed away peacefully April 28, 2021, at the age of 75, after a long courageous battle with cancer, surrounded by her loving family.

A Mass of Christian Burial was May 3 at Seven Dolors Catholic Church in Albany with the Rev. Julius Beckermann, OSB officiating.  

Judith Catherine Mareck was born Jan. 2, 1946 in Albany to Frank and Gertrude (Kohorst) Wohletz. She graduated from Albany High School in 1963. She was united in marriage to Richard Mareck Sept. 11, 1965, at Seven Dolors Catholic Church in Albany. She was a member of Seven Dolors Catholic Church, Christian Mothers and St. Francis Mission Group. Judy was an exceptional daycare provider for over 40 years. Judy enjoyed working on jigsaw puzzles, crossword puzzles, reading and spending time with family. She liked to play games on her iPad; her favorite being Hay Day. She loved to travel with Rich whenever there was an opportunity, especially to her favorite destination Disney World in Florida, including those beloved Disney cruises which she so dearly loved. Judy was an avid Minnesota Twins fan and spent many hours sitting on the edge of her seat wondering if it would be a win for her favorite team. Judy also spent many hours working in her beautiful flower gardens despite those nasty weeds. 

Survivors include her loving husband of 56 years, Richard Mareck of Albany; children Denise (Richard) Waldvogel of Sartell, and Andrew (Michele) Mareck of Otsego; four grandchildren Brittany (Michael) Jarosz of Dassel, Brandon Waldvogel of Mound, and Dylan and Mason Mareck of Otsego; and two great-grandchildren Olivia and Flynn Jarosz; sister Eileen Dingmann of Richmond; and sister-in-law Kathy Wohletz of Holdingford and Shirley Wohletz of Albany.

She was proceeded in death by her parents; daughter Amy Mareck; brothers Donald Kleve, Frank Wohletz, Jr., August Wohletz and Roger Wohletz; sister Audrey Meierhofer; brothers-in-law Jerry Meierhofer and Joe Dingmann; and sister-in-law, Evie Kleve.

In lieu of flowers, memorials to Holy Family School, Albany, are preferred.