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Judith Aho Hoernke

d. March 14, 2023

Judith Aho Hoernke, age 81, of Carlsbad, CA, passed away on Tuesday, March 14, 2023.
Our beloved wife, mom, sister, grandma, and best friend is now with our heavenly
Judy was born in South Range, MI and lived in Wisconsin, before moving to Carlsbad in
1983. Judy started her career as a Medical Assistant for Marquette University, and later
worked as an Allergy and Asthma Researcher for the Veteran’s Administration. Upon
her move to California, Judy became an integral member of the Allergy and Asthma
Medical Group in San Diego, until her retirement in 2010.
Judy was loved by all who knew her. She loved spending time with her family and
friends, taking walks at the beach, reading, and gardening. She also loved spending
summers at her childhood home in South Range, MI and at the family lake house in
Twin Lakes, MI.
Judy is survived by her husband Ralph Hoernke, of Carlsbad, CA; her children, Scott
(Angela) Hoernke of Clifton, VA, Shana Hoernke of Carlsbad, CA; her grandchildren,
Jason Hoernke and Ciara Hoernke; and her brother James (Karla) Aho of South Range,
MI. Judy was preceded in death by her father, Evert Aho, and her mother, Angeline
A Mass of Christian Burial for Judy will be held 11:00 am Friday August 4, 2023, at Holy Family Catholic Church in South Range.  Burial will be in the Mt. View Cemetery of South Range.

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Service Schedule

Past Services


Friday, August 4, 2023

11:00am - 12:00pm (Eastern time)

Holy Family Catholic Church, South Range

107 Atlantic Ave., South Range, MI 49963

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Friday, August 4, 2023

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