Judith Marie Kaye

Judith Marie Kaye passed away August 31, 2021, at home from natural causes. Judy was born February 13, 1958, to William and Virginia (Schultz) Schuknecht in Port Washington, WI. She was raised in Port Washington and a 1976 graduate from Port Washington High School. She attended UW-Oshkosh and received a bachelor’s degree in social work in 1981. Judy was employed by Brown County social services for one year then accepted a social worker position with Adams County Social Services in 1982. Judy married Loren Kaye on October 26, 1984, at Arkdale Trinity Lutheran Church. She continued to work as a social worker for Adams County Health and Human Services for 35 years, retiring in 2017. Judy was currently employed by Central Wisconsin Community Action Council in Wisconsin Dells. Judy enjoyed the farm life with her husband Loren. She loved raising her chickens and pigs over the years and would always help Loren in the barn in the middle of the night farrowing pigs. Judy enjoyed fishing, gardening, and the Green Bay Packers. She was fond of animals, especially their dogs Jake, Jazzy, and Dallas. Judy was preceded in death by her parents William and Virginia Schuknecht, brother David Schuknecht, sister Janet Schuknecht and father-in-law Dennis Kaye. She is survived by her husband Loren and their recent rescue dog Dallas; brother Jerry Schuknecht of Port Washington, WI; sister Carol (Jim) Novasheck of Port Washington; mother-in-law Vickie Kaye of Friendship, WI; sisters-in-law Lisa Paulson (Bob Mikrut) of Friendship; LeeAnn Garmon (Michael Sprangers) of Manawa, WI, and Linda (Ronald) Yoss of Necedah, WI and many nieces, nephews, other relatives, and friends. Celebration of Life with luncheon will be held on Sunday September 12, 2021, from 11am to 3pm at the Connell’s Cedar Shack in Adams, WI. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the family, which will be given to Carl W. Nelson Animal Shelter. The family would like to thank the Adams County Sheriff’s Department, the Adams County Ambulance Service and Roseberry’s Funeral Home for their assistance.

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  1. Dave Singer, CWCAC says:

    Her smile, laugh and humor will be missed.

  2. Kathy (Schwanz) Bentley says:

    I’m sorry to read about Judy’s passing in the Ozaukee Press. Judy and I were childhood friends, growing up in the same neighborhood on Whitefish Road in Port Washington. I have so many memories of good times together and of Judy’s love for animals. My heartfelt sympathies to her family and friends.

  3. Laurel Falash says:

    the right words are hard to find. Enjoyed working with Judy back in the day. Gone too soon and will be deeply missed. My heart goes out to the family during this difficult time

  4. Allan Klaus & BJ Nachreiner says:

    We were saddened to hear of the sudden loss of Judy. Sending prayers to all of you! Remember all the fun times.

  5. Sam/Marilyn Baggs says:

    Loren, Judy’s Family & the Kaye Family,
    We are hoping that the sadness that is filling your heart & souls with Judy’s passing will in time lessen & all her memories leave you with peace. Judy was a great person. Always pleasant to talk with. Blessings & Love to All.

  6. Donald and Karen Rathke says:

    Loren and family we are so sorry for your loss. Prayers for you and your family.

  7. Sheila Romell says:

    So sorry to hear of your loss. My thoughts are with Loren, Vickie and the Kaye family.

  8. Julie and Bob Goodhue says:

    We are so sorry for your loss. I worked for the county when Judy did; always a friendly word and smile. Thinking of you.

  9. Richard and Rita zietlow says:

    Loren and the Kaye family we are so sorry to hear of the passing of Judy. She Always had such a beautiful smile And will be missed by many. Prayers and hugs to you all.🙏

  10. Sonja McLaughlin says:

    Thinking of you so much Loren!!!!, Judy always had such a fun laugh, hoping that each day you will have many wonderful memories and that will help alittle with the sadness! A big hug from all of us!!!!! Judy was such a fun and caring person, she will be missed by so many!!!! Love you Loren!!!! My deepest sympathy to you!

  11. Sonja McLaughlin says:

    Thinking of you so much Loren!!!!, Judy always had such a fun laugh, hoping that each day you will have many wonderful memories and that will help alittle with the sadness! A big hug from all of us!!!!! Judy was such a fun and caring person, she will be missed by so many!!!! Love you Loren!!!!

  12. Kay Olson says:

    Loren you have my deepest sympathy with the passing of Judy. I also send my sympathy to the rest of the Kaye family. May the Great Spirit above along with our Heavenly Father hold all of you ever so close and give you comfort.

  13. Kathy Ganster says:

    So sorry to hear the passing of Judy. I will always remember her from church at Trinity Lutheran. Sending prayers to all of you.

  14. Bob and Janis Cada says:

    Loren and Judy’s family, we are saddened to hear about your loss. We both worked with Judy and wanted to extend our sympathy and prayers. Peace, love and comfort to all of you 💕

  15. Rick & Jocelyn Turner says:

    We were shocked to hear of Judy’s passing. We are so sorry for your loss. Our thoughts and prayers are with you, we wish you healing and peace. “Memories are the Legacy of Love”

  16. Denise Straka says:

    Thoughts and Prayers

  17. Nancy Staples says:

    Sorry for your loss, prayers being sent to you all

  18. Peg Lecy says:

    So sorry on your loss of Judy. Sending prayers

  19. Peggy Sleeman says:

    I am so sorry for your loss. Keeping Loren and the entire family in my thoughts and prayers.

  20. Cynthia Babcock says:

    Loren, and family so sorry to hear this. My heart goes to all of you. Thoughts and prayers to all of you.

  21. Allen Baumgartner Sr. says:

    Loren sorry for your loss , Judy was a very nice lady ,always smiling. Prayers sent buddy.

  22. Dody Klaus says:

    So sorry for your loss. Prayers being sent to you All !!

  23. Larry Smith says:

    Loren you guys were always there when we needed something now it’s our turn. Anything we can do to help please it would be our priviledge to help we are so sorry to hear of your lost may God bless and help you through this difficult time

  24. Shirley Woodruff says:

    Loren I’m so sorry ! Judy always would visit with me whenever we ran into each other. Her laughter was contagious. Sending my deepest condolences!

  25. Jill Renner says:

    I’m so sad to hear of Judy’s passing. She was always so kind, her laugh was warm and abundant. Whenever I needed to speak with her to solve a problem in home health she was so helpful. May God Bless you at the sad time.

  26. Mary & Ross Moore says:

    Loren & Family We are so sorry for your loss. Judy was always so kind and always spoke when we would see each other. She & our daughter Mandy had worked together at Adams Health and Human Services. She was such a kind person and will be missed.

  27. kathy williams says:

    Loren & Family……My Deepest Sympathy for the passing of your dear Judy. I remember all the years we worked together at Adams Co. Health & Social Services. Judy had energy & a laugh that radiated the office. May God Bless & comfort you during this very sad time.

  28. Karen Murphy (Rank) says:

    Sorry for your loss, sending prayers to all of you

  29. Charlene Jensen says:

    Loren, Vickie, Lisa, LeeAnn, Linda & extended families, this is such sad news.
    Please accept my heartfelt sympathy. Let God bless your memories.

  30. Westfield FSA office says:

    So shocked and sorry to hear of your loss, Loren. Peace to you, and Dallas.

  31. Dean and Donna Kirsenlohr says:

    So sorry to hear of Judy’s passing. Will miss her bright smile.

  32. Mike & Paula Fenner says:

    Loren, Vicki and family,
    So sorry for your loss, Judy was a very sweet lady and will be missed, she always had a smile on her face and LOVED her animals!!!

  33. Judith Bieri says:

    So sorry to read about Judy. She was a wonderful person as I knew her and Loren for many years. Always remember the good times and God Bless.

  34. Sue (Davis) Anderson says:

    Loren, Vicki and Family,
    So sorry for your loss. Keep the fun times and good memories close.

  35. Patricia Gervais and Family says:

    Loren, Vickie and all of Judy’s family…..so sorry for your loss. Judy was such a sweet person, we would run into each other often during the course of our jobs. We also raised those little pigs, so I know how she must have enjoyed them. Our condolences and prayers to all of the family, may Judy rest in peace and God bring her family comfort at this difficult time. God Bless your family…..hugs

  36. Curtie and Michelle Pollex says:

    So very sorry for the loss of Judy. Sending prayers and hugs~🙏❤️🙏

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