Judith Bot | News, Sports, Jobs
March 16, 1939-
November 21, 2021
MINNEOTA – Christian funeral mass for Judith “Jude” Bot, 82, of Minneota, will take place at 10 a.m. on Saturday, November 27, 2021, at St. Edward’s Catholic Church in Minneota. Visitations will take place on Friday from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. with a rosary and a rosary at 4 p.m. and a parish prayer service at 7 p.m. Interment will follow the service at St. Eloi Catholic Cemetery in Ghent. A recording of the service will be available at www.horvathfuneralservice.com after the service.
Judith (Judy) Regina Bot was born on March 16, 1939 to Leo and Isabelle (Jennen) Hennen in their home in the Township of Westerheim. She passed away on November 21, 2021 at the age of 82 surrounded by loved ones at Avera Marshall Regional Medical Center in Marshall.
Judith was baptized in St. Eloi Catholic Church. She was confirmed in St. Edward’s Catholic Church. She attended school in St. Edward and graduated from Minneota Public School. Judy worked as a telephone operator until she met the love of her life, Vincent Bot.
Vincent and Judy were married on July 2, 1960 at St. Edward’s Catholic Church in Minneota. They were fortunate to have four children, twelve grandchildren and seven great grandchildren.
Judy loved her Catholic faith. She was a staunch supporter of the many functions of St. Edward’s Church and School.
Growing up, Judy loved to ride horses and her love for the outdoors continued into her married life while cultivating with her husband and son throughout her life. She embraced the work that farming demanded and never turned down the opportunity to help. She was known for her willingness to do less desirable jobs.
In her spare time, Judy enjoyed square dancing, quilting, playing cards, baking cookies, playing games and visiting those confined to the house, but more so, she loved spending time with her grandchildren. . She particularly enjoyed following her grandchildren during their sports and musical activities and staying in touch with them throughout her life. Lots of good memories were made learning how to play a game with Grandma if one could match her competitive spirit to win. In recent years, many memories have been created at the lake house with her children and grandchildren, each learning to ski and later to play rolle bolle. You could hear Grandma clapping as the activities went on.
Judy was predeceased by her parents Léo and Isabelle; loving husband Vincent; beloved daughter Pamela (Bot) Haukom; the brothers Ralph, Orville and Conrad; in-laws Allan VanKeulen, Phyllis Bot, Raymond Bot, Bernard Bot, Norbert Bot (infant), Rolland and Emerence Derynck, Robert and Florence Determan.
Judy is survived by the children of Bruce (Juanita) Bot; Jennifer (Jim) Bestgen; Marc (Rhonda) Bot; grandchildren Nicholas (Jamy) Haukom; Kirsten (Brad) Verly; Nathan (Katrina) Haukom; Craig (Haley) Haukom; Brent (Brittney) Haukom; Amanda Bot; Charles (Maria) Bot; Emily Bot; Lee Bot, Joshua Bot; Timothy (Brooke) Bestgen and Todd Bestgen; seven great-grandchildren; siblings Jack (Terry) Hennen; Rona VanKeulen; David (Diane) Hennen; Kris (Curt) Teberg; in-laws Margaret Mitchell, Marge Hennen, Elaine Hennen, Richard Bot, Arnold Bot, Alice Bot, Fran and Joan Bot, many nieces, nephews, relatives and friends.
Instead of flowers, the family would prefer donations to St. Edward’s Catholic School.