Judith Mary Hens was born August 25, 1942 in Mankato, MN, the daughter of Henry and Evangeline (Shouts) Hens. She was raised in Mankato where she attended school.
Following her graduation from high school Judith was united in marriage to Harlan Harris. They were blessed with two children, Vicki and Kevin. Harlan was stationed at several locations while serving in the Navy and Judith moved along with him. They spent a number of years in Coronado, CA.
Judith eventually moved back to Mankato with her children. She met Don Tischer and the two were married June 12, 1965. They moved to Carlos, MN and spent a year helping Don’s father run the Woodland Resort on Lake Miltona. Judith expanded her family caring for Don’s three children and the two were blessed with another child, Jim.
Judith moved to Vining, MN and began working at St. Williams Living Center in Parkers Prairie. She worked at the nursing home for over twenty years.
On July 29, 2000 Judith was joined in marriage to Marvin Hollatz. The couple made their home in Vining.
Judith enjoyed spending time gardening and loved watching soap operas on television. She was known for keeping her home spotless. One of Judith’s finest attributes was that she was a great mother; she cared well for all of the children in her life.
On Tuesday, July 9, 2019 Judith died at the age of seventy-six years. She was preceded in death by her parents; one son, Kevin Harris, one daughter, Vicki Lynn Harris; and her husband, Marvin Hollatz. She is survived by her, son Jim Tischer and wife, Wanda, of Carlos, MN; stepchildren, Terry Tischer of Mesa, AZ, Lori Harry of Anderson, IN, Perry Tischer and wife, Virginia, of Mesa, and Marvin’s four children, Amanda Steinbeisser and husband, Mike, Beth Welch, Judy Nelson and fiancé, Darren Baten and Melissa Koep and husband, James; many grandchildren and great grandchildren; brother, David Hens of Rialto, CA; and several nieces and nephews.
A funeral service will be held 2 PM Saturday, July 13, 2019 at the Anderson Funeral Home in Alexandria. Interment will follow in St. Mary’s Cemetery in Alexandria. Visitation will be from 1 to 2 PM Saturday at the funeral home. Arrangements are with the Anderson Funeral Home in Alexandria.