Judy Thenhaus, 81, of Cedar Rapids, passed away Thursday, Jan. 14, 2021, at St Luke's Hospital, Cedar Rapids, Iowa. No services are planned at this time.
She is survived by husband, Ron; daughters, Jenny (Tim) Vellinga, Tami (Howie) Vernon and Jill (Ernie) Rosales; eight grandchildren; eight great-grandchildren; two great-great-grandchildren; one sister, Barb (Arlen) Gerhold; and Charlie, her Cavalier puppy.
She was preceded in death by her
parents and two brothers, Edward and Ronald Sandler.
Judy (Sandler) Thenhaus was born Feb. 21, 1939, to Edward and Phyllis Sandler in Cedar Rapids, Iowa.
She graduated from Franklin High School in Cedar Rapids in 1956. She met and married Ronald Thenhaus in 1957. She spent her early life as a loving stay at home Mom with her children. She entered the workforce with St Luke's Hospital for over 25 years; first as a house Mom for the School of Nursing and later a secretary for the human resources department.
Of all her endeavors in life, Judy loved being with her family and will be greatly missed by all that knew her, to know her was to love her.
The family wishes to extend special thanks to all the staff at St Luke's Hospital for the above and beyond care of Judy over the past few weeks.
In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be directed to St Luke's Inpatient Hospice.
Online condolences and memories may be shared with the family at iowacremation.com under obituaries.