Judith A. Binford, 77, Hills and Luverne, died peacefully on Monday, Oct. 5, 2020, at the Sanford USD Medical Center in Sioux Falls, South Dakota.
A memorial service was at 11 a.m. Wednesday, Oct. 14, at Maplewood Cemetery in Luverne.
Judith Bruggeman was born on June 30, 1943, to Loren and Corinne (Krebsbach) Bruggeman in Mahnomen, where she spent her childhood. She attended school through the 11th grade.
Judith was married at a young age to Richard Toczek. The couple moved to Engelwood, Colorado, where their children Duane and Kimberly were born. They returned to Moorhead where their daughter Rebecca joined the family. The couple divorced after 24 years of marriage.
Judy married Jerry Binford at Bethany Lutheran Church in Luverne. The couple made their home near Kenneth. Judy began working at Fey Industries in Edgerton and later worked at H.S.I. in Luverne as a direct support professional for group homes in the area. In 1999 the couple moved to Luverne. In 2009 Jerry entered the Tuff Memorial Home in Hills, and Judy moved to the Blue Mound Tower. In 2019 Judy moved to Tuff Village, and later to the Tuff Memorial Home.
Judy was a current member of the American Reformed Church in Luverne and a former member of Grace Lutheran Church. She enjoyed card making, bird watching, crafting and playing Rummikub. In her younger years, she enjoyed canning and baking.
Judy is survived by her children, Duane “Zak” Toczek (special friend Sue Thielen) of Littleton, Colorado, Kim Shiek of Fargo, North Dakota, and Rebecca (Dion) Miller of Hull, Iowa; two grandchildren, Haley Shiek and Isaac Miller; siblings Peggy Noll of Mahnomen, Nancy Reller of Mahnomen, Pat (Vanessa) Bruggeman of Alexandria, and Jane (Ron) Kemper of Waubon; and many nieces, nephews, and other relatives and friends.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Jerry, her parents, and brothers-in-law Dick Noll and Joe Reller.
Arrangements were provided by Hartquist Funeral Home of Luverne, www.hartquistfuneral.com.