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December 15, 1947 – Thursday, September 9, 2010

Service Information
St. John’s Evangelical Lutheran Church i
Monday, September 13, 2010
2:00 P.M.

Visitation Information

Judith Lynn “Judi” DeMarais, age 62, of Buffalo, MN, passed away on Thursday, September 9th, 2010.

She was born on December 15, 1947, in Fairmont, MN, the daughter of Bernard and Leona Bakke Jorgenson.

Judi graduated from Buffalo High School in 1965.

On May 27, 1966, Judith L. Jorgenson and Gareth J. DeMarais were joined in holy marriage at St. Francis Catholic Church in Buffalo by Father Francis Reynolds. God blessed their marriage with two children: Troy and Tiffany.

Judi was employed for twenty-seven years at Security Mutual Insurance Company, and later at General Mills for eighteen years. While at General Mills, she received an Eagle Award for her employment accomplishments.

She was a faithful member of St. John’s Evangelical Lutheran Church in Buffalo, and formerly sang in the church choir for more than twenty years.

Judi enjoyed photography, baking, cooking and spending time with family and friends. She was especially fond of her grandsons and was a wonderful cook!

Survived by her loving husband of forty-four years: Gary DeMarais; a son: Troy (Sherry) DeMarais of Devils Lake, ND; a daughter: Tiffany (Adam) Weis of Buffalo; grandsons: Joshua, Justin and Jordan; Brady and Cody; sisters and brothers: Arlys (Bill) LaPlant, Jim (Char) Jorgenson, Tom (Cathy) Jorgenson and Gwen Luce all of Buffalo; sisters-in-law, brothers-in-law, nieces, nephews, great nieces, great nephews, and a great, great niece.

Preceded in death by her parents and by a sister: Caroline Ertl.

A Memorial Service for Judi DeMarais will be held on Monday, September 13th at 2:00 P.M. at St. John’s Evangelical Lutheran Church in Buffalo.

A visitation will be held on Monday, September 13th from 12 Noon until time of services at the church.

Interment Lakeview Cemetery in Buffalo.

Honorary urn bearers will be her grandsons.

9 Guestbook Entries

  1. Gale Micka

    To the entire DeMarais family ~

    My sincere sympathies on the passing of Judi! She was a wonderful person and friend and I will miss her terribly.

    Gale Micka
    CPW Minneapolis

  2. Inna Elsner

    Our thoughts are prayers are with your family.

  3. Judy Jones

    Judi was a true friend to everyone she met. She will be greatly missed by her family and many friends.

  4. Venky Narayanaswamy

    Dear Judy,
    I will miss you, your wonderful smile, and your kindness. It was a pleasure to work with you during the General Mills technical conference from 1999-2004 held at JFB. Thank you.
    My prayers and condolences to the family.
    Venky Narayanaswamy, Scientist, General Mills

  5. Ann Han

    Dear DeMarais Family,
    It was with a great sense of loss when I heard of Judi’s death. I wanted to let you know that you have my greatest sympathy, and my heart is truly saddened.
    My sincere thoughts and prayers are with you.
    With my deepest sympathy,
    Ann Han

  6. Matthew McGuffey

    My condolences to all Judi’s family and friends. Judi’s soul lives on in all of us.

  7. Paul Nordling

    Thoughts and prayers to the family of such a great person to have around the halls of JFB. We will miss her.

  8. Nila Bursheim

    So sorry to hear of your loss. She is no longer in pain anymore. May you find comfort in Christ.

  9. Roxy Mattson Schaaf

    Gary and family, My heart goes out to you on the loss of your wife, mother, grandmother, sister, etc. I pray you have the support you need and will keep her memories alive in your heart forever.


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