Judith A. Blasig
May 13, 1946 – October 3, 2020
Judy Blasig was born on May 13, 1946 to Garland and Margaret Frost in Omaha, Nebraska. Judy was joined by a little brother when she was 6 years old that they called Sonny (Garland Jr.). She loved and doted on her little brother.
She had a beagle named Buddy that loved to get loose and would wander off regularly. Judy grew up with lots family including grandparents, aunts, uncles and cousins. Judy loved going out to her Uncle Lawrence and Aunt Marion’s farm outside of Ft. Calhoun. There she was able to ride their horse Babe. It is there that her love of horses and animals of all shape and sizes blossomed.
Judy went to school K-12 in Omaha attending North and Benson High schools. At Benson High she joined the other Bunnies to watch the home football games. This was a short walk from her home in Benson. Judy’s Dad and a friend or two would join her at those games and they would end up back at her house where Judy’s Mom had baked a fresh batch of her “famous” cinnamon rolls.
Judy loved music and dancing. She was known in her early twenties to go out with her friend Jackie to the Image 90 and would dance all night. It was not uncommon for her to end up dancing on a tabletop. A band that they enjoyed even mentioned Judy during their rendition of Proud Mary and included a thank you to her on their album cover.
At 21, Judy had her oldest daughter Kris, 15 months later she had Karen. She loved her daughters and when out on walks with them people would often inquire if they were her little sisters. Judy met the love of her life Jerry and within a couple of months they were engaged and then married on May 11, 1974. They had a wonderful life taking family vacations to Charleston, Disney World, Disney Land, the Grand Canyon and Mount Rushmore.
Judy’s love of animals grew and grew. That love eventually took them to an acreage just outside of Murray, Nebraska where her “herd” of animals flourished. Smokey Bear and Bandit the family German Sheppard dogs and Charlie the Siamese cat moved with them. Their first 2 horses were ponies named Poncho and Lisa. Shortly after moving to Murray, Judy started boarding Arabian horses. Judy bought her first Arabian horse named Easter Countess. Judy took a trip with her friend Karen to an Arabian horse farm and found 2 horses that she fell in love with. Their names were Raffa and Sabby. Needless to say, the horses went home to Murray with her. The count of horses grew to almost 30 at one point and horse shows were held at Greenacres. Horse shows introduced Judy and Jerry to their best friends, Bill and Judy Brown and their son Kevin. That friendship lead to many card games, horse shows and holiday dinners. Judy eventually broke her knee after being thrown from a horse. That turned into a long-term struggle for the rest of her life with her knees.
When Kris and Ken had their son Tyler, they were only finding long waiting lists on any of the daycares they wanted. Judy stepped up and took care of Tyler and she and Jerry developed a deep relationship with him. He was one of the brightest places in her life. During her life, Judy was a daughter, sister, wife, mother, grandma, Sunday school teacher, Girl Scout Leader, 4-H leader and a servant to God. She will be greatly missed by family and friends.
Survived by husband, Jerry Blasig; daughters, Kris Grzywa (Ken) and Karen Blasig; brother, Sonny Frost; and one grandchild, Tyler Grzywa.
VISITATION following CDC Guidelines: Thursday, October 8th from 5pm to 7pm at the West Center Chapel. FUNERAL SERVICE: Friday, October 9th at 10:30am at the West Center Chapel. Interment, Forest Lawn Cemetery. Memorials are suggested to Susan G. Komen Great Plains.
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