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Judy L. Krutsinger

January 10, 1940 — April 4, 2022

Services for Judy Krutsinger will be Friday, April 8, 2022 at 10:00 a.m. at the Pierschbacher Funeral Home in Chariton. Interment will follow at the Mt. Zion Cemetery. Family will receive friends on Thursday, April 7, from 4:00 to 6:00 p.m. at the funeral home. Memorials may be made to Judy’s family and will be designated at a later date.

The service will be livestreamed through the following link:

Judith Lorraine Krutsinger was born January 10th, 1940 to Ray and Marguerite Roush. She was one of nine children born to the couple; four girls and five boys.

Judy often said that one of the best days of her life was when her best friend, Carolyn, married Judy's brother, Bobby.

On December 27, 1958, Judy married Roger Krutsinger and together they were blessed with five children.

Judy’s daughter wrote: “Mom was a very busy, hardworking young mother. Dad farmed during the day and worked at a factory at night to provide for the family financially. We didn't have much, but they did what they could to make a good life for us. Mom could stretch a dollar to feed us all. Sometimes all we had was white beans on white bread, but we always had a hot meal. A real treat was making homemade ice cream with strawberries grown in mom’s garden. Christmas was always a big event. Somehow mom always managed to scrape together what she needed to make Christmas morning magical for us kids, it made her year. On birthdays, she made each of us an angel food cake that was always a big treat. Again, we didn't have much but we had the love of a wonderful mother and that was what we all needed. Mom, we will miss you.”
Judy was a woman of many talents. She was a seamstress, an artist, a gardener, and one heck of a cook. She made the best ham balls, chicken and noodles, pumpkin pie, and egg sandwiches. She worked many years doing upholstery out of her home and often had to turn customers away because her talent was in high demand. She always said there was a process to her art; the "what did I get myself into, the anger and the doubt, and then the moment of wow I did that".

As her children started having children of their own, Judy became a natural grandmother. She loved watching Wheel of Fortune with them, playing old maid (where her grandson, Andy, always cheated and she ALWAYS covered for him) and the loser had to kiss the old maid card, redoing the play house outside with them, showing them how to garden, teaching them a love for garage saling, and watching them play Nintendo while cheering on one person and heckling the others. She always picked up the grandkids from school when they were "sick", and as soon as she found out they weren’t, she would take them to do something fun. She believed in mental health days and could always turn a bad day into a good one. The mud drags were a big family event, she loved cheering on her sons and nephews while they raced and making memories there with her grandchildren. Judy now has three great grandkids who share her middle name.

Judy passed away April 4, 2022 at the age of 82. She is survived by her husband, Roger Krutsinger; five children: Cindy (Ken) Ferrari, Roger (Kelly) Krutsinger, Rodney (Susan) Krutsinger, James (Donna) Krutsinger, and Jeff Krutsinger; grandchildren: Chad (Tammy) Krutsinger, Chris (Stacy) Krutsinger, Sasha Forsen, Jessica (Steven) Wright, Andrew (Sarah) Krutsinger, Carly Krutsinger, Audrey (Ryan) Woolverton, Joey Krutsinger, Bradley Krutsinger, and Brody Krutsinger; great grandchildren: Mackenzie (Dalton) Stites, Izabella Krutsinger, Kathryn Krutsinger, Maci Krutsinger, Max Krutsinger, Ruby Krutsinger, Serenity Wright, Addison Krutsinger, Kynslee Wright, Layhla Krutsinger, Avery Krutsinger, and Molly Krutsinger; one great great grandchild on the way; siblings: Bobby (Carolyn) Roush, Jerry Roush, Howard Roush, Katie Slycord, and Linda (Brad) Osborn; and many nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Ray and Marguerite Roush; brothers, Don and Earnie; sister, Marilyn; infant sister, Norma; and great granddaughter, Mali.
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Thursday, April 7, 2022

4:00 - 6:00pm (Central time)

Pierschbacher Funeral Homes - Chariton

914 Roland Ave., Chariton, IA 50049

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Friday, April 8, 2022

Starts at 10:00am (Central time)

Pierschbacher Funeral Homes - Chariton

914 Roland Ave., Chariton, IA 50049

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