Judith Ann Wedul

September 12, 1949April 22, 2021

Judy Ann (“Buzzy”) Wedul passed away unexpectedly on April 22, 2021, in Rochester, MN. Judy was born on September 12, 1949, in Winona, MN. She attended Winona Senior High and Hamline University in Saint Paul, MN, graduating in 1971 with a degree in Applied Music (voice). She attended Graduate School at Northwestern University, later returning to Hamline to earn a teaching degree in K-12 music education.

Judy married classmate Mark “Weeds” Wedul on July 27, 1974. She and Mark lived in St. Paul, MN, Pensacola, FL, Yuma, AZ, San Diego, CA, and finally to Yokosuka, Japan, while Mark completed flight medical school and surgery training in the Navy. Andrea, Leah, and Leif were born along the way and her young family finally settled in Woodbury, MN, in 1984, where Mark set up private practice. She continued her teaching career at various preschools, Bailey Elementary (Woodbury, MN), and Middleton Elementary (Woodbury, MN) until her retirement in 2010.

She continued to give her time and energy to others and the community after her teaching career. At time of her passing, Judy was active in bird banding/counting activities at Carpenter Nature Center. She was the Recording Secretary and Chair of Committees within the Nathan Hale Chapter of the Daughters of The American Revolution. She loved spending time tending to the laughter, tears, and gentle company of her sisters, family, and the innumerable friends she amassed over her lifetime.

Judy was proceeded in death by her father, Roger Harry Busdicker, and mother, Martha (Fakler) Busdicker. She is survived by husband Mark Vernon Wedul; children Andrea Wedul, Leah (Dean) Wedul Maragos, and Leif Wedul; sisters Joan Lee (John) Welda, and Susan Jane Enger; and countless loving friends and family.

Please direct any donations made in Judy’s name to Carpenter Nature Center in Hastings, MN. A visitation is scheduled for Friday, May 7, 2021 from 4:00 – 7:00 pm at Wulff Woodbury Funeral Home, 2195 Woodlane Drive, Woodbury, MN 55125. Her family plans to hold a memorial service in celebration of Judy’s life later in the summer.


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Janice Hallman

May 1, 2021

To the family of Judy Wedul,
I knew Judy as a member of the Nathan Hale Chapter of the DAR. She was so energetic, involved, always ready to take more responsibility, and friendly and approachable. I was shocked that she left us so quickly, and so young. I will miss seeing her and working with her in our organization. I helped recruit her as recording secretary and she was so gracious to accept and send out the meeting minutes online, so that all members received them, whether they could attend meetings in person or not. She was sensitive to the needs of others and worked for the good of us all. My prayers and condolences to all of you, family and friends, who loved her dearly. She lives in our hearts and memories.

Terease Pelfrey

April 30, 2021

Judy’s family,
My deepest heart and soul felt condolences.
May the constant love of caring friends soften your sadness, may treasured memories bring you moments of comfort and lasting peace surrounding your grieving hearts, May you find strength in the love of family and in the warm embrace of friends for where ever Judy’s beautiful soul has been there is a beautiful trail of memories.
I met Judy when I decided to venture into DAR - hoping to find a like - mind person.
Judy with her beautiful soul she was always the happy meet and greet .
Long story short because I could go on and on and on. I ended up being on the Woman’s Issue Committee with Judy. Judy and I were more like-minded than I ever expected - the Universe is truly a wonderful place when it places people like Judy in our life.
We created a project together that our whole Chapter members could be involved in and help our community. Could not of done it without her. We ended up
on the Executive Board Committee the last 2 years together, Yes, I am so grateful thankful and appreciative for her in my life , I feel so blessed to have had someone who gave me such great memories and value. I will truly miss our earthly connection.
May the Lord hold you in the palm of his hands and wrap you in the wings of the Angels for comfort.

Terease Pelfrey
DAR Buddy

Art Humphries

April 28, 2021

Hi shipmate Weeds. So very sorry for you and your family. I can never think of Buzzy being gone from this world; she was always the sunshine in every day at school and around town. May peace be with you all. God bless, Art

Karen DeRuyscher

April 27, 2021

I feel so privileged and blessed to have Judy as a dear friend and to work so many years with her as a fellow music teacher. Judy was a wonderful person and touched so many lives. My sincere sympathy to Mark, Andrea, Leah and Leif. My thoughts and prayers are with you in this difficult time.
Karen DeRuyscher

Vicki Allen

April 27, 2021

This is such heartbreaking news. Judy was such a wonderful, warm and talented person - passionate about all she did. My deepest condolences to all of you and to all who knew and loved her.

Marty Soderlund Johnson

April 27, 2021

I was shocked to read of Judy's passing. She was a wonderful woman and so dedicated to everything she was involved with. She will be missed by many people. My sincerest condolences to all of the family.

Doreen Deutsch

April 27, 2021

I don’t know what to say but a shock. I met Judy at bird banding that is held at Carpenter Nature Center. I enjoyed seeing her there and her time knowing her, was why too short. I am sorry to hear about her passing and will dearly miss seeing her. My condolences to the the family and prayers to all.

Jim Baldrica

April 26, 2021

I was saddened to hear the news about Judy. During the years we worked and played together, Judy was always passionate about her teaching and joyous about her approach to life. I can still hear her laugh in my memory and feel the excitement she brought with her into the room. I will always remember her smile. J

Paul McNamee

April 26, 2021

Judy was my mentor at Middleton Elementary. She was a gifted educator and a wonderful person. I still have a note up in my classroom that she left for me on my first day.

Brandy Fritz (Anderson)

April 25, 2021

Dr. Wedul and Family,
I was so sorry to hear about Judy. She had such a kind heart and I always enjoyed our chats when out to dinner. I will pray for you and your family. ❤