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Judy Ann McGuire, age 75, of Litchfield, MN, died peacefully surrounded by family on Saturday, August 11, 2018 at her home in Litchfield, MN. A Celebration of Judy's life will be held at 2 PM on Saturday, August 18, 2018 at Cornerstone Church in Litchfield, MN (205 County Road 34, Litchfield, MN). Visitation will be held from 5 - 7 PM on Friday August 17, 2018 at Cornerstone Church as well. Interment will be held at a later date.
Judy Ann McGuire, the daughter of Ernest and Lydia (Fauske) LaCroix, was born on October 18, 1942 in Rolette, ND. She graduated at age 16 as valedictorian of Dunseith High School in 1959 and continued her education at NDSU. She was united in marriage to Larry McGuire on February 17, 1962 in Dunseith, ND. Larry and Judy moved to Litchfield in 1964.
During the years while raising children and even after, Judy was very active at Cornerstone Church. She was involved in Wednesday youth activities with young girls, she rocked babies on Sunday and was committed to various bible studies and groups within church where she could encourage and love people as they grew in their relationship with Jesus. After raising children Judy began to work outside of the home at First Baptist Church, in-home health care and in her last years in the public school.
She is survived by her husband Larry McGuire of Litchfield, MN; children Lynn (Trent) Negaard of Litchfield, MN, Mark (Ruth) McGuire of Arden Hills, MN, Jill Truth of Minnetonka, MN and Janel (Bob) Kess of Owatonna, MN; mother Lydia Beck of Litchfield, MN (formerly Virginia, MN); father-in-law George McGuire Jr. of Litchfield, MN; grandchildren Josh (Kim) Negaard, Jared Negaard, Jordan (Jeanie) Negaard, Joe Negaard, Kate McGuire, Johanna McGuire, Sophia Larsen, Grace Larsen, Caleb Kess, Aaron Kess, Sarah Kess and Julia Kess; great grandchildren Creighton Negaard and Thatcher Negaard; and sisters Donna (Jerome) Allard of Elk River, MN and Joan Lannie of Olive Branch, MS; sister-in-laws Marilyn Kronbeck of Farmington, MN, Kathy (Ken) Johnson of Danube, MN, Marsha (Chris) Ball of Anchorage, AK; and brother-in-law Fred (Becky) McGuire of Litchfield, MN; cousins (like brothers) Cleo (Char) Kelly of St. Paul, MN and Randy (Cathy) Kelly of St. Paul, MN.
She was preceded in death by her father Ernest LaCroix; mother-in-law Frances McGuire and brother-in-laws Tony Lannie and Doug Kronbeck.