Judith Renee Evans, 78, of Melrose, passed away peacefully at her home, surrounded by family July 22, 2020.

Judy was born Jan. 10, 1942, in Springfield, to Walter and Lillie (Werner) Fennern. She graduated from Wabasso High School, attended beauty school and then worked as a beautician.

On Sept. 1, 1962, she married Kenneth George Evans in Sanborn. Together they lived in Bloomington, then moved to their lake home in Isanti, then moved to Melrose. Ken died in November 2015.

She was an avid collector and focused her efforts on Red Wing Stoneware. Judy and Ken enjoyed dancing, traveling and collecting. Their greatest enjoyment in life was spending time at their lake home on Long Lake. The most important thing to Judy was spending time with friends and family.

She is survived by son Doug (Doreen) Evans, of Melrose; daughter Cyndi Evans, of St. Cloud; granddaughters Breanna (Jeff) Evans, of Minneapolis, Kayle (Josh) Ellison, of St. Cloud, Alicia Evans, of Minneapolis, Shelby Evans, of Colorado Springs, Colorado, and Chloey Evans, of Melrose; siblings Gerald (Marion) Fennern, of Wabasso, Dennis (Donna) Fennern, of Wabasso, Jr (Flo) Fennern, of Wabasso, and Clarice (Elton) Koosman, of Chaska. 

She was preceded in death by her husband, parents, brothers Joel and Ken and sister Lillian (Billie).