Judith Ann Bahr

God looked down and saw there was nothing more to be done and said “Judy, come home to me in heaven.”

Judy Ann Bahr, 73, died peacefully at home with her family at her side after a courageous four-year battle with cancer. Judy was born in Iola on July 29, 1942, to Norma (Peterson) Gregerson and the late Arnold Gregerson. After graduating from Iola High School, she was married on Aug. 13, 1960, to Garwood Bahr and moved to Shawano where they raised their four daughters. Together with Garwood’s brother, Richard, and his wife, Pat, they owned, operated and put in many long days at Bahr’s Minnow from 1971 until 2001, when they sold the business and retired to their home in the woods. Judy enjoyed working at home, cooking, and raising their four girls. Judy also enjoyed her flower gardens and really loved going camping with her family, friends, and her sister’s family. As the girls were growing up, the family enjoyed several trips to Florida, including Disney World. She also enjoyed trips to Myrtle Beach, Branson and Virginia with her husband, friends, and sister. Recently, Judy was able to fulfill a lifelong dream of traveling to Mexico with family for her grandson’s wedding; it was a wonderful family trip.

Judy is survived by her husband of 55 years, Garwood; their four daughters, Tammy (Jeff) Stachowiak, of Shawano, Kim Johnson, of Florida, Sherri (friend, Paul Prokash) Runge, of Shawano, and Michelle (fiancé, Curtis Roesler) Pierce, of Neenah; eight grandchildren, Shannon (special friend, Tammy Kristof) Behnke, Shane (Jenny) Behnke, Shawn Behnke, Shadwell (Brittany) Behnke, Brittany Runge, Bryce (special friend, Cami) Runge, all of Shawano, Leo White, of Florida, and Brianna Roesler, of Neenah; five great-grandchildren, Audrina Behnke, Makayla, Braden, and Graci Behnke, and Mya Coffey; her mother, Norma Gregerson, of Iola; one brother, Thomas Gregerson, of Shawano; one sister, Linda (Kenny) Sorenson, of Iola; aunt and uncle, Anita and Everett Peterson, of Amherst; as well as numerous nieces, nephews and cousins.

She was preceded in death by a grandson, Alex Koteff; her father, Arnold Gregerson; and one brother, Dennis Gregerson.

A Celebration of Judy’s life will be held at noon on Saturday, Nov. 28, 2015, at Zion Lutheran Church in Shawano with Rev. Scott Ludford officiating. Visitation will be held on Saturday at the church from 10:30 a.m. until the time of the service. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be directed to: Leukemia and Lymphoma Society, P.O. Box 12268, Newport News, VA 23612.

Swedberg Funeral Home is assisting the family with the arrangements.