Judy J. Mohlis

Judy J. Mohlis, 72, of Sumner, died Monday, June 2, 2014, at the Hillcrest Home in Sumner.

Funeral services will be held 10:30 a.m., Thursday, June 5, 2014, at St. John Lutheran Church-Buck Creek. Friends may call from 4:00 to 7:00 p.m. Wednesday, June 4th at Becker-Milnes Funeral Home in Sumner and for one hour preceding services at the church on Thursday.

Judy Jo, daughter of Donald and Blanche Drewis Sievers, was born February 24, 1942, near Tripoli in rural Bremer County, Iowa. She was baptized at home on March 15, 1942, and confirmed at St. Paul’s Lutheran Church-Siegel on March 25, 1956. She received her education in the Tripoli Schools. On February 2, 1964, she was united in marriage with Ralph Mohlis at St. Paul’s Lutheran Church-Siegel. Judy worked at the egg plant in Tripoli, Brumwell Flour Mill in Sumner, helped her husband for many years on his milk route, and was employed at the Westgate Tap in her later years. She was a longtime member of St. John Lutheran Church-Buck Creek where she taught Sunday School and Vacation Bible School, and worked as the church janitor for a number of years. She enjoyed fishing, bingo, and playing cards with her Westgate friends.

Judy is survived by one daughter, Carmen (Bob) Leech of Westgate; four grandchildren, Tyler (Megan) Leech of Waterloo, Cody Leech of Sumner, Chase (Nichole Fagle) Leech of Westgate, and Dylan Leech of Sumner; one great granddaughter, Grace Sara; two sisters, Carole (Erling) Lohmann of Strawberry Point and Shirley Kuker of Readlyn; three sisters-in-law, Bernice Wilharm of Sumner, Darlys Schulz of Waverly, and Marlys Goodenbour of Tripoli; many nieces and nephews and treasure ones who called her “Grandma Judy”; and special friends, Jean Leech, Patty Wolff, and Lois Fisher.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Ralph in 1999; her parents; and her twin sister, Jane Boevers in 1998.


Julianne Zander on June 4, 2014 at 9:29 AM said:


Your mom was one of the sweetest gals. She always had a smile and a how are you doing. She will be missed by many. Prayers go to you and your family.
Deb Cowell on June 4, 2014 at 7:50 AM said:

Carmen and Family,

So sorry for your loss. Your mom was a neat lady and will surely be missed by many. I'm keeping you in my prayers during this difficult time. God bless you all!
Chuck & Pat Bartie on June 4, 2014 at 7:36 AM said:

We are sending our love and prayers to you all. Her smile when you walked in the door at the Westgate Tap always made you feel like you were "home"...
Mike & Linda McDaniel on June 3, 2014 at 8:24 PM said:

Carmen & family, we are so sorry to hear of the loss of your mother. Cherish her memory in your hearts. She was a very special lady & will be missed by many. Our love & prayers are with you at this sad time.
Judy Decker on June 3, 2014 at 7:22 PM said:

Thoughts, prayers and our deepest sympathy goes out to you, Carmen and Family. From The Top-Deck Family
Dorene and Jeff Cannon on June 3, 2014 at 7:03 PM said:

Carmen I am so sorry to hear of your mom's passing. I got to know her when we were in rehabilitation together after my heart attack. I loved her. God bless you. You are in our thoughts and prayers.W
Geri Kelsey Salisbury on June 3, 2014 at 5:13 PM said:

My sympathies to Carmen and her whole family. Judy was a super lady and had a lot of friends. She was always there for you. She was a schoolmate of mine in Tripoli. She, Jane, and I had a lot of fun times. She will be greatly missed. Blessings to all who had the opportunity to know her and love her.

Darlys Mohlis Schulz on June 3, 2014 at 12:31 PM said:

Many thoughts of Sympathy go out to Carmen and Bob
Judy was a careing and loving person to every one.
If you needed help she was there.
She was my sister in low and my best friend.
I'm going to miss her.

Carmen your in my prayers
Darlys Mohlis Schulz
Carmen and Family on June 2, 2014 at 10:37 AM said:

Thinking of you at the time. Judy was a great hard working lady may she now be at peace and be with Grandpa Ralph. Let me know if you need something Carmen.

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