Judi M. Terhorst
March 29, 1944 – July 11, 2020
Judi passed away peacefully at home in the early hours of July 11th after a 5 year struggle with a progressive neurological disease. She was born in South St Paul, Minnesota in 1944 while her soldier father was away in WW2 and later confined as a POW. She didn’t see him until after he was liberated in the spring of 1945. She grew up in South St Paul with her mother, father and siblings and graduated from SSP high school in 1962. After high school she attended Miller Vocational School of Nursing in St Paul and became an LPN. While working as a nurse at St Lukes Hospital in St Paul she met a college student orderly working on the same rehabilitation ward, and married Tom in 1967. She remained working at the hospital and later in a doctor’s office until the birth of her first child. After two more children and the family’s relocation to LaCrosse, Wisconsin, she returned to school at Viterbo College in LaCrosse and earned a BS degree in psychology and social work, and worked as a family support worker until she retired. Proceeded in death: her parents: Charles & Lorayne Michelson, and Sister Jean “Spark” Michelson. Survived By: Her husband Tom Terhorst, son Todd (Skye) Terhorst, and daughters: Amy (Chris) Mische, Carly (Tommy) Parker; 8 grandchildren: Andrew, Ella, Madalyn, Thomas, Henry, Patton, Lainey, and Hadley; and her two siblings: Charles (Wanda) Michelson, and Janeth (Gerald) Miller. She was most proud of her three children and 8 grandchildren, but would have counted her degree from college (magna cum laude) at age 51, and completing a half marathon run at age 59 as other accomplishments. She loved her children and grandkids, her friends, her time at the family lake home at Long Lake in northern Wisconsin, and later in Siesta Key, Florida, and also the ability and rush of running long distances, until she no longer could. And everyone will remember how she loved to dance! Due to the Covid19 gathering limitations, a public visitation will be held 4-6 PM Saturday July 18, 2020 at Wulff Funeral Home 2195 Woodlane Drive, Woodbury. A Celebration of Life for family and invited guests will be held on 1 PM Sunday July 19th at the funeral home.
Public Evening Visitation
Saturday, July 18, 2020
Family and Invited Guests Celebration of Life Gathering
Sunday, July 19, 2020
Judi M. Terhorst
July 18, 2020
I remember one Christmas her and I spent an entire afternoon baking and she taught me how to make her spritz cookies... we had such a fun time ....now every Christmas when I make those cookies with my kids I think of her. This stands out as one of my favorite memories of her....love you, Aunt Judi!
July 17, 2020
one of my fondest memories of Judi is dancing with her and "janny may" in their basement of their home SSP. Wonderful times and memories .. She was the best....
July 14, 2020
I unfortunately don't have many memories of Aunt Judi. I wish our families had been closer growing up. I do remember that every Christmas we would put colored glass bauble ornaments on our family tree with the names of each relative stenciled on with glitter and glue. I remember Uncle Tom and Aunt Judi's ornaments. And I remember each year when their three children were born and we got to create new name ornaments for Todd, Amy and Carly. We have always been part of the same family tree and I am heartbroken to have lost one of our own. My heartfelt condolences to Uncle Tom, Amy, Todd and Carly and your precious families for this painful loss. You are in our hearts now and always.