Judith Evelyn Lorens, age 69, left this life for a new and beautiful life Sunday, March 27, 2011 with her family at her side.

Judy was born Feb. 1, 1942 in Plymouth, the fourth of seven children of June (JC) and Virginia Strobel Tupper. She attended St. John the Baptist Grade School and Plymouth High School.

On Nov. 28, 1959, she was united in marriage to Lyle Lorens at St. John the Baptist. She has been a lifelong member of the parish.

Together they raised four wonderful children, which now also included four wonderful sons- and daughters-in-law. Those unions have led to the 11 lights of her life – her grandchildren. She was also especially proud to be called great-grandma by two adorable little girls and a soon to be third, this time a boy.

She spent almost all of her married life as a mom and homemaker. She did work briefly at Gilson Bros. and then part-time for her family business, Tupper Cheese, until that was eventually sold.

She was an avid gardener and her yard showed it every summer. There was not a growing season that she did not have beautiful flower gardens, even when she became ill. As soon as the new spring gardening catalogs would arrive, she was busy planning what would be planted for that season. For many years she started a great deal of her flowers from seed. It was the family joke that the police were going to wonder what she had going on in the basement with all the covered windows and plant lights.

Survivors of this special woman include her husband of 51 years, Lyle and her four children and their spouses: Tamara (Jeffrey) Sippel of Plymouth, Renee (Todd) Lueck of Beechwood, Michael (Shelly) of Holmen and David (Tracy) of Plymouth; and her 11 grandchildren: Angela (Michael) Samosorn of Daegu, South Korea; Adam (Adina) Sippel of Rineyville, Ky.; Ryan (fiancée, Nicole Douglas) Sippel of Lake Geneva; Joshua Sippel (special friend, Melissa Malanick) of Plymouth; Lesa Lueck of La Crosse; Alex Lueck of Beechwood; Mitchell and Emma Lorens of Holmen; Timothy and Ryan Albrechtson of Waukesha and Hannah Lorens of Plymouth. Also included are her two and three-fourth great-grandchildren, Raina Tai Samosorn, Eliana Marie Sippel, and Asher William Sippel due April 23.

She is further survived by her brothers and sisters: Carol Laux of Diamondhead, Miss.; Thomas (Betsy) Tupper of Sheboygan; Jean (Emil) Worzella of Wausau; Diana (Herb) Kulow of Helena, Mont., and Steven (Sarah) Tupper of Sheboygan; her mother-inlaw, Jessie Lorens of Sheboygan Falls; and many nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her parents; sister-in-law, JoAnn Gahagan; father-in-law, Milton Lorens; and an infant brother.

Memorial Mass will be held at 11:30 a.m. Saturday, April 2, at St. John the Baptist Catholic Church in Plymouth. The Very Rev. Dennis Van Beek, pastor of the church, will officiate and inurnment will be in St. John the Baptist Catholic Cemetery.

Friends may call at the church Saturday from 9:30 a.m. until the time of services.

In lieu of flowers, a memorial fund is being established in her name.

The Suchon Funeral Home and Cremation Services is serving the family. For online condolences, please visit www.suchonfh.com.

The family would especially like to thank her granddaughter, Angela, who unselfishly left her family in South Korea to come and care for her grandma so she was able to spend her remaining days at home, along with the entire staff of the Vince Lombardi Cancer Clinic and the Sharon S. Richardson Hospice team members both at the center and their home care team.

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