Judith “Judy” (Meskan) Wasilowski, age 79

Judith “Judy” (Meskan) Wasilowski, age 79, of Eagan, passed away on Sunday, November 26, 2017, at Abbott Northwestern Hospital.

Judy was born September 29, 1938, in New Prague, Minnesota to Edward and Edith (Stull) Meskan.

She grew up in New Prague and attended Saint Wenceslaus Catholic School and New Prague High School.

Judy married Randy Schwingler with whom she had Richard “Rick” and Kathleen “Kathie.” She later married Emil Wasilowski on September 15, 1993.

In Judy’s early life she was a nurse and then worked for Midland Glass Company. She was the first female president of the Local 169 AFLCIO. She was a woman’s advocate and was passionate for protecting people’s rights. She negotiated contacts and lobbied at the State Capital.

Judy loved her family, friends, neighbors, gardening, traveling, coffee and her kitty Molly & puppy Yoda. She was very loving, kind and enjoyed humor. She will be deeply missed.

Judy is survived by her children, Rick (Angie) Schwingler, Kathie (Francis) Burke, Grandson Joshua (Rachel) Schwingler, Granddaughter Stephanie Schwingler, Great-Granddaughter Eleanor Schwingler, brother- In-law Carl Englund, sistersin- law Jeanette and Mary Kay, several step-children, step-grandchildren, stepgreat- grandchildren, and many nieces and nephews. She is preceded in death by her husband Emil Waslowski, sister Carol (Kay) Englund, brother and sister-inlaw John and Georgia Meskan, baby brother James and Grandmother Mary (Tuma) Meskan.

A private celebration of life will be held. Burial will be at Fort Snelling National Cemetery at a later date. Memorials to go to the Alzheimer Association in honor of Emil Wasilowski.

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