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Judi Ann Parks

January 9, 1946 ~ January 18, 2019 (age 73)

Judi Ann Parks, age 73, of Wayzata, passed away January 18, 2019.  Judi is survived by Mike, her husband of 46 years; sisters Donna Mauk and Jane (Dave) VanFosson; sisters-in-law Pat (Don) Donschescki and Pam (Lyle) Mayberry and brothers-in-law Richard (Jody) Parks and Brett Parks; daughters Stacie Jarvey and Stephanie (Scott) Robinson and son Tom (Ann) Myers; grandchildren Jack Jarvey, Trevor Ensrud and Levi (Gina) Ensrud and Katherine Myers and Michael Myers; great-grandchildren, nieces and nephews.  She was preceded in death by her parents Harold and Gladys Nissly, brother Harold Nissly Jr., sister-in-law Jan Nissly and brother-in-law Marvin Mauk, and Dennis Brown.

Judi was born in Des Moines, Iowa and grew up in nearby Dallas Center.  She moved to the Minneapolis / St. Paul suburbs with Mike to raise their family and lived in Coon Rapids, Forest Lake, Edina and Wayzata.  

Judi had a gift for design.  Her stylish and comfortable home was always inviting for family and guests.  She used her design skills during a long career at Room & Board, where she contributed in store management, layout and expansion.  

Judi found great joy in her family, and was always helping one of her kids or grandkids with a project or making a celebration extra-special.  She loved gardening, sailing, music, trivia and her annual trip with Mike to St. George Island in Florida.  

Please join the family in a celebration of Judi’s life on Saturday, January 26 visitation beginning at 10:00 a.m. at David Lee Funeral Home in Wayzata.  A memorial service will be held at 11:00 a.m., with a light lunch served following.  Memorials are preferred to Interfaith Outreach and Community Partners (IOCP).


Donations may be made to:

Interfaith Outreach and Community Partners

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