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Remembering Judy Sannes

Judy Sannes

Judy Sannes (Boettcher), retired staff member with Disability Services for Students, age 75, of St. Peter, Minn., and formerly East Grand Forks, died Saturday, Feb. 5, 2022 at Ecumen Prairie Hill Memory Care. She was released from her hard-fought battle with dementia.

Judy was born Sept. 19, 1946, to Aaron and Ruby (Goodman) Boettcher in Minot, N.D. She married Gary Sannes on Sept. 13, 1977, in Grand Forks. They adopted twin boys in 1981.

Judy had a long career of 25-plus years at UND where she was a pioneer in the Disability Services for Students office. She was an avid gardener, church organist, and crossword puzzle lover.

She is survived by her sons, Michael (Stacy) Sannes, and Andrew (Jenny) Sannes; grandson, Aedan; brother, Jon (Marcia) Boettcher and sister, Nancy Mulhern.

Memorial service will be at 11 a.m. Saturday, Feb. 12, 2022 at the St. Peter Lutheran Church, 427 West Mulberry Street, St. Peter, with a one hour visitation prior to service at church. Burial will take place at a later date at the North Dakota Veterans Cemetery, where she will be laid to rest next to her late husband, Gary Sannes.

St. Peter Funeral Home is assisting with arrangements.