Judy A. Czaplewski, 71, of Rochester, died Thursday, April 11, 2013 at Field Crest Care Center in Hayfield, MN.
Judith Ann DeFrang was born November 29, 1941 in Plainview, MN to Roy and Helen (Welti) DeFrang. Judy graduated from Elgin High School and received her nurses training certificate from St. Mary's School of Nursing. She worked at Assisi Heights as an LPN for 38 years retiring in 2010 due to health reasons. She married Stan Czaplewski on February 6, 1965 and they later divorced.
Judy was a former member of St. Francis Catholic Church in Rochester where she was active in the Women's C.C.U.; and she also coordinated their funeral luncheons. She was currently a member of St. Pius X Catholic Church. She enjoyed reading, crossword puzzles, solitaire and spending time with her grandchildren.
Judy is survived by her children, Paul Czaplewski of Rochester and Pete (Kim Stillman) Czaplewski of Rochester; daughter-in-law, Carolyn Czaplewski of Hayfield; two grandchildren, Rachel and Ben Czaplewski of Hayfield; and two brothers, Jerry (Marge) DeFrang of Plainview, MN and James (Rita) DeFrang of Zumbrota, MN. She was preceded in death by her parents.
A Funeral Mass will be at 10:30 am on Tuesday, April 16, 2013 at St. Pius X Catholic Church, 1315 - 12th Ave NW, Rochester with Father Paul Nelson officiating. Burial will in St. Patrick's Catholic Cemetery in West Albany. A visitation will be from 4:00- 7:00 pm on Monday, April 15, 2013 at Ranfranz and Vine Funeral Homes and also one hour prior to the service on Tuesday at the church.
Ranfranz and Vine Funeral Homes, 5421 Royal Place NW, Rochester, MN (507) 289-3600 www.ranfranzandvinefh.com