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Judy M. Tucker

April 20, 1945 ~ February 23, 2019 (age 73)

Judy Marilyn Tucker passed away February 23rd, 2019 at her home after a long and courageous battle with cancer, and most recently pulmonary disease. Judy was born April 20th, 1945 to Benjamin and Irma (Fritz) Ollendieck in Cresco, IA. She attended Notre Dame School in Cresco, where during her high school years she was a cheerleader, and the homecoming queen. She enjoyed school and was very social. After graduating high school Judy attended La James Cosmetology School in Mason City, IA. Judy met Allen (Butch) Carolan and they married in 1965 at St. Bridget's Church in Bluffton, IA. During that union they had two sons, Brian and Dirk. Judy and Butch later divorced, and in 1985 she married Robert (Bob) Tucker, and became the step-mother of Brian (BJ) Tucker. Judy had her own beauty shop in the country while married to Butch, and later after moving to Decorah worked in a salon in town. In 1984 Judy moved to Missouri where she met and later married Bob, Bob and Judy spent time living in Missouri and Utah. During that time Judy worked in a hair salon, as a housekeeper at a large hotel and eventually learned her passion as a dog groomer. After ending her marriage to Bob, Judy returned to Iowa and eventually settled back in her hometown of Cresco. Judy went back to grooming dogs, and had her own business at the Decorah Vet Clinic for several years. She also worked at Campsite RV, in Cresco with her family cleaning campers. Reading her Amish books and doing her word puzzle books was a couple of her favorite past times, along with her Friday night outings with family and friends. 


Judy is survived by her sons, Brian (Shelly) Carolan, Bluffton, IA, and Dirk (Delila) Carolan, Springfield, TN. Her grandchildren Brittany Provost, Bluffton, IA, Clayton (Chelsea) Provost, Burr Oak, IA, Brianna (Ryan) Waite, Sneads Ferry, NC, and Emma Carolan, Springfield, TN. Her great grandchildren Creed Provost and Hadley Waite. Also survived by her four brothers, Charles (Dorothy) Ollendieck, Richard (Lois) Ollendieck, Dean (Sonya) Ollendieck all of Cresco, IA, Kenneth (Dalene) Ollendieck, Buckingham, IA, and her three sisters, Doris Ferrie, Jean (Leland) McCarville both of Cresco, IA, and Joyce (James) Sweeney of Waterloo, IA. two sisters-in-law Bernice Ollendieck and Dulcie Ollendieck of Cresco, IA, and many loved nieces and nephews. 


Judy was preceded in death by her parents Ben and Irma Ollendieck, two brothers Donald and Robert Ollendieck, one sister Marion Ollendieck, one brother-in-law Ronald Ferrie, her nephew Peter Ollendieck, niece Glenda (Sweeney) Connor, niece Bernadine Ollendieck, great nephew Andy Stika and twin great granddaughters Raelyn and Kaylee. Her ex-husbands Butch Carolan and Bob Tucker, and her step-son BJ Tucker. 


Visitation will be held on Thursday, March 14th from 3 to 7 pm at Hindt-Hudek funeral home in Cresco, IA. Funeral services will be 11am Friday, March 15th at Notre Dame Catholic Church in Cresco, IA. With visitation one hour before the service. Burial will be at a later date. 


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