Judith C. Bieschke, 76, of Fox Lake, passed away on April 21, 2018 at her residence, surrounded by love. She was born on December 25, 1941 to Thomas Francis and Virginia Marie (Palmer) Barry Jr. in Chicago. Judith married William W. Bieschke on January 7, 1961 at St. Gertrude’s in Franklin Park.
An outdoor enthusiast, Judith was fond of camping and adventuring with her children, as well as leading their boy and girl scout troops as a den mother. She also relished in quieter activities, such as gardening, sitting down with a good book, and eating chocolate, as she was quite the chocolate connoisseur.
One of Judith’s greatest life accomplishments her visit to Ireland, where she was able to experience the beauty of her father’s home country. Family, above all, meant everything to her, and she will be greatly missed.
She leaves behind her loving husband of 57 years, William; her dear children, Thomas (Donna) Bieschke, Kevin (Cathy) Bieschke, Edmund (Julia) Bieschke, Daniel (Yolanda) Bieschke, and Colleen (Robert) Oehme; ten beloved grandchildren; and seven adored great-grandchildren, along with her sisters Nancy, Kathleen, Ruth, and Maureen.
In addition to her parents, Judith was preceded in death by three brothers and an older sister.
Friends and neighbors are invited to visit with Judith’s family from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m., Thursday, April 26, 2018 at Justen Funeral Home & Crematory, 3700 W. Charles J. Miller Road, McHenry, IL 60050. The funeral blessing will take place the following morning, Friday, April 27, 2018 at 10 a.m., at the funeral home.
Interment will be at Ascension Cemetery in Libertyville.
For information, please call the funeral home at 815-385-2400, or visit www.justenfh.com, where friends may leave an on-line condolence message for Judith’s family.