M. Clayton Judy

            M. Clayton Judy, son of William V. and Mary E. Thomas Judy, was born January 3, 1924, at Marseilles, Illinois. He was raised in Marseilles and graduated from Broadview Academy in 1942. He was attending Washington Missionary College in Tacoma Park, Maryland, when he was drafted into the U.S. Army where he served our country during World War II.

             He married Muriel Verdell Fogarty in 1947, and was later united in marriage with Carolyn Ann (Miller) Weidemann on February 9, 1975. Clayton was employed as a salesman by Old Dutch Cleanser, traffic manager/dispatcher for Owens Illinois Glass Company and Argo Products, a pre-press composer for Ever-Redi Printing, a service tech for Complete Vending Service of Chicago, and did private duty nursing in the suburbs of Chicago and Florida.

            He served the past fifteen years as chaplain of the Arnold Rogers Post #312, American Legion of Hawkeye, Iowa. He and Carolyn were members of the Senior Citizens Club of Hawkeye. Clayton was also a founding member and head elder of the Seventh Day Adventist Church of Prairie Du Chein, Wisconsin.

            Clayton’s death occurred on Tuesday, May 29, 2012, at home, the Miller Family Farm near Hawkeye. He was eighty-eight years old.

            In addition to his wife, Carolyn of Hawkeye, he is survived by four sons, M. Clayton (Donna) Judy of North Port, Florida, Gary (Marcia) Judy of Monmouth, Illinois, Tom (Tracy) Weidemann of Schaumburg, Illinois, and Tim (Muriel) Weidemann of Carson City, Nevada;  twelve grandchildren, Lundie (John) Pinner, Kendra (Troy) Merry, Brenna Judy, Alison (Marco) Lopez, Michael Weidemann, Cory (Nancy) McBride, Jamie Weidemann, Zachary Weidemann, Erin Weidemann, Amy (Roger) Gibson, Danny Rees, and Maggie Rees; thirteen great grandchildren, Drew and Skyler Merry, Jack Pinner, Alex Lopez, Tommy, Anna, Carter, and Lily Weidemann, Ezekiel and Luke Gibson, and Isabella, Madeline, and Sophia McBride; and two brothers, William (Irma) Judy and Danny (Sherri) Halverson.

            He was preceded in death by his parents, brothers, and a sister.

            Memorial services will be held at 11:00 a.m., Friday, June 1, 2012, at Becker-Milnes Funeral Home in Hawkeye with Pastor David Scofield officiating. Friends may call from 5:00 p.m. until 7:00 p.m., Thursday, May 31, 2012, at Becker-Milnes Funeral Home in Hawkeye and for one hour preceding services at the funeral home on Friday. Inurnment will be at Hawkeye Cemetery with military rites by Arnold-Rogers Post #312, American Legion of Hawkeye.


S. Graves on June 5, 2012 at 5:04 AM said:

May these words recorded at Isaiah 25:8 be of much comfort to you and your family during this time of deep sorrow. "He will actually swallow up death forever, and the Sovereign Lord Jehovah will certainly wipe the tears from all faces. And the reproach of his people he will take away from all the earth, for Jehovah himself has spoken |it|," "New World Translation of the Holy Scriptures"
Don Wendland on June 3, 2012 at 4:58 AM said:

Sorry to hear of your loss. You will be remembered in our prayers.
Jeff & Peggy on June 2, 2012 at 7:27 AM said:

Please accept our sincere condolences for the loss of your loved one. This is one of the most difficult things we must face in our life. May it comfort you to know that others are deeply touched by your loss. God assures us at Psalms 34:18 that he is near to those broken in heart and those crushed in spirit he saves. Jesus also promises that we will be able to see our loved ones again. Jesus own words found at John 5:28,29 tells us there will be a resurrection. What a wonderful hope! God says that soon on the earth there will be no more pain, suffering and especially death at Revelation 21:3-5 We anxiously await the day when we will no longer lose those we love. May these bible thoughts bring you comfort at this most difficult time.
Jim and Tana Battenburg on May 31, 2012 at 6:03 PM said:

He was such a blessing to everyone that he was around. We'll always remember his, "Is everybody happy?". Can't wait to see him again.
Steve & Teleia Andrews on May 31, 2012 at 5:32 PM said:

Many fond memories of your Dad. Will be keeping you guys and especially Carolyn in our prayers.
Beth Kolar on May 31, 2012 at 11:05 AM said:

Gary, Marcia and family,

I was so sorry to hear of your loss. My prayers are with you during this time of grieving.

Gary W. Judy on May 30, 2012 at 5:58 PM said:

This man was a patriot!
He loved his God, his family, and his country!
He lead by example . . . we loved him!
And now we love his memory!

See you soon!

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