THE CITY REBORN FROM THE ASHES OF AMERICA'S MOST DISASTROUS FOREST FIRE
Judith a. Scanlan
Issue Date: September 26, 2012
Judith Judy A. Scanlan, 71, of Oconto passed away Tuesday, Sept. 18 at Unity Hospice Residence, De Pere.
Born June 7, 1941 to the late William and Ethel (Werth) Finger, she married John Patrick Scanlan on Jan. 3, 1959 and the couple celebrated 53 years of marriage. They met at the ages of 15 and 18 at a high school dance and were together ever since.
She was a member of the First American Lutheran Church where she was baptized, confirmed and married. As she was growing up she lived in the house behind the church. She sang in the choir for many years, taught Sunday School, was Sunday School superintendent, a member of Sarah Circle and worked at church dinners and funerals.
She was a long time member of Oconto Golf Club Ladies League and the Oconto Hospital Ladies Auxiliary. She loved her children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren and attended their school and other events. She enjoyed playing golf, walking, reading and spending winters in Naples, Fla. with her husband.
Survivors include her husband, Pat; three children, Richard Rick (Carol) Scanlan and Patti (Mark) Hansen, both of De Pere and Thomas (Christina) Scanlan of Sobieski; nine grandchildren; four great-grandchildren; a sister, Marilyn Hanson and a brother, Eugene Mike (Gerri) Finger, both of Oconto; a sister-in-law, Alleen Finger and many nieces, nephews and friends.
Along with her parents, she was preceded in death by two brothers, Robert Finger and Charles (Jeanne) Finger.
The family received relatives and friends at the First American Lutheran Church, Oconto from 9 a.m. until time of the funeral services at 11 a.m. on Friday, Sept. 21. Rev. Mar Zupansic officiated and burial was at Evergreen Cemetery. Gallagher Funeral Home, Oconto assisted the family.