Judith Kollmansberger (nee Immel), 78, of Fond du Lac, passed away on April 29, 2020 at Maple Meadows. She was born on October 14, 1941, in Fond du Lac, the daughter of the late Marvin and Mabel Immel (nee Meinke). On September 29, 1962, she married Carl Kollmansberger at Trinity Lutheran Church in Dundee.
Judy enjoyed camping with her family, sitting around the campfire making smores and laughing. Her children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren were her world and would move heaven and earth for them. Besides her 6 children, she gained a few more throughout the years that considered her as their 2nd mom and she loved each and every one of them. When it was time for playing cards with her children and grandchildren, she was there to make sure she took their money. She also loved playing sheepshead with her in-laws until late at night.
Judy loved the Eden parade & dancing to the bands and most of all playing Bingo. Going to the Fond du Lac County Fair on Sunday to watch the Demolition Derby with her grandchildren was a must. She always talked about “Where’s my beer?” She was able to enjoy some until the end. Where people were mom was making, she everyone was having a great time.
From family and friends, we would love to say Thank you to Maple Meadows staff for making mom feel at home and welcoming her into their family. She thought of each and every one of them as her children. She considered Maple Meadows her home and vacation place. Thank you for loving her and taking care of her when we were unable to during the virus. Also, Reverend Bobby Oberg for visiting mom and having chats with and really taking the time to see her though the window or calling her to give her spiritual words to comfort her.
Oh yes, we dare not forget her dog Donald and her bird Sassy. Those two have been there for her through thick and thin during the past several years. They kept her on her toes and loved her to the end of her life. The two will deeply miss her.
Judy was also a member of the American Legion Ladies Auxiliary Post 75 in Fond du Lac. She had no problem bragging that some of her children and grandson held officer positions at the Post. She enjoyed volunteering at events to help with projects and fund raisers.
So, as you can see, she loved her family very much and each of them will miss her dearly. They have some fond memories, and will share stories throughout the years.
Those left behind to cherish her memory include her children, Jeff (Lisa) Immel of Oakfield, Sharon (Kenneth Jr) Steffen of Fond du Lac, Karen (John Perez) Kilmer of Fond du Lac, Michael (Penny) Kollmansberger of Fond du Lac, and Debbie (Bob) Gust of Eden; grandchildren, James (Nicole) Immel, Gerald Immel, Noel (Tony Scheidecker) Matsche, Michael (Crystal Chitel) Matsche, Ashely (Ashley Burger) Matsche, Hollie Kollmansberger, Bradley Kollmansberger, Nicholas (Shana Davis) Kilmer, Kelia Kilmer, Robyn (Myke Bremser), Michelle Gust, Robert Gust, Samantha (Kurt) Peskie; great-grandchildren, Otto Immel, Nora Immel, Dawson Dregne, Remi Matsche, Leonidas Kilmer, Lilly Ann Kilmer, Micah Kilmer, Braylen Gehr, Violet Gomoll, Chester Gomoll, RaeElla Bremser, Alliana Bremser; sisters, Dorothy (Robert) Meyer, Beverly (Donald) Backhaus, Evelyn (Kenneth) Koepke, Betty (Gerald) Gitter, Rosemary Carey; brothers, Jerold Immel, LaVerne (Ruth) Immel, LeRoy (Patsy) Immel, Stanley (Susan) Immel, Richard (Theresa) Immel; other relatives and friends, Nona Kollmansberger, Jean Kollmansberger, Mary (Norman) Gau, Betty (Richard) Schuster, James (Carol) Kollmansberger; 58 nieces and nephews, around 75 great nieces and nephews and plenty of great great nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Carl Kollmansberger, son Carl Jr. Kollmansberger, grandson Brenton Kollmansberger, great grandson Liam Scheidecker, parents Marvin and Mabel Immel, sister Jeanette, and her brother Marvin.
Due to the Covid-19 restrictions, a private family service will be held with burial at Rienzi Cemetery. A public memorial service will be held at a late date.
In lieu of flowers, memorials are appreciated to Trinity Lutheran Church’s “Needy Fund”.
Twohig Funeral Home is serving the family with online guestbook and condolences at www.twohigfunerals.com.