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Judith M. Hancock

(1/18/13) Judith M. Hancock, age 77, of Merrillan, WI, died on Tuesday, January 15, 2013 at the Neillsville Care and Rehabilitation Center, Neillsville, WI.

Judith Maxine Hancock was born on October 18, 1935 in Belfield, ND the daughter of Elwood and Corinne (Tuffs) Hickey. She graduated from Belfield High School. She was united in marriage to Lee Hancock on June 18, 1956 in Belfield, ND. Together they moved to the Black River Falls, WI area and farmed and Lee worked for the DNR. They moved to the Merrillan area and enjoyed living by the lake.

Judith enjoyed playing cards and yahtzee, reading, watching tv and was a member of the Birthday Club.

She is survived by a daughter; Janice Hancock of Merrillan, WI, a brother; Joel (Rae Ellen) Hickey of Black River Falls, WI, two sisters; Joan Hickey of Merrillan, WI and Janice Hlebechuk of Phoenix, AZ and a sister-in-law, Ruth Hickey of Great Falls, MT, 9 nieces and nephews and good friends, Rod and Jackie Burlingame of Merrillan, WI.

Judith was preceded in death by her parents, her husband, Lee, brothers; James and John and a sister; Jean.

A Memorial Service will be held for Judith at a later date.

Online Condolences may be made at www.geschefh.com.

The Gesche Funeral Home is assisting Judith’s family with Funeral arrangements.


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