The funeral service will be held on Saturday, April 16 at 11 a.m. at the United Methodist Church in Odebolt. Rev. Ken Miller will officiate.
The visit takes place one hour before the service in the church.
Burial at Odebolt Cemetery.
The funeral home Christensen – Van Houten from Odebolt is responsible for the organization.
Judith “Judy” K. Ogren, the daughter of Henry and Matilda (Lorenzen) Tebben, was born on November 10, 1942. She grew up in Wall Lake, Iowa and graduated in 1960.
After graduating, Judy completed her certification at LaJames College of Cosmetology in Mason City, Iowa. She worked as a beautician for a short time before becoming a full-time housewife, which enabled her to stay at home with her first two children (Carmen and Dan) from a previous marriage.
On March 5, 1976, Judy married William “Bill” Ogren in Watertown, South Dakota. The family settled in Leon, Iowa. In October 1976, they welcomed a daughter named Susan. Bill and Judy owned several SuperValu stores and a Food 4 Less in Wyoming, eventually settling in Cheyenne, WY. In 1986 the family moved to Las Vegas, Nevada where the couple owned and operated Ogren ServiceMaster until 1998. At the time, Bill was taking a job in the trucking industry and Judy enjoyed having a ride as they traveled across 48 states, visiting friends and family along the way. In 2002, Judy began a career in Human Resources at Palms Casino & Resort, where she worked until her retirement in 2012. That same year, the couple moved to Odebolt, Iowa to be closer to family.
Judy was an avid Pittsburgh Steelers & NFL fan who also enjoyed sewing, cooking and loved animals. Judy was a faithful member of the United Methodist Church of Odebolt, Iowa, and if you asked her what she values in life, her answer would be her faith in the Lord and in her family. She was a natural caregiver who always thought of others and gave selflessly on a daily basis. She will be greatly missed by all who knew and loved her.
She is survived by her children: Carmen (Cecil) Moore of Advance, NC, Dan (Susan) Langbein of Carroll, IA, and Susan Ogren of Charter Oak, IA; 6 grandchildren: Taylor (Matthew) Grigsby, Chase Moore, Adam (Anissa) Bolster, Andrew Bolster, Katie (Michael) Montgomery and Easton Ogren; 6 great-grandchildren: Oliver, Hadley, Evelyn, Leo, Emmitt and Calli; Brother Harlen Tebben of Scranton, AR; several nieces, nephews, extended family and friends.
Judy was preceded in death by her parents Henry and Matilda Tebben; husband William “Bill” Ogren; and siblings Myrna Cooper and Marlis Tebben.