Thomas Edward JudkinsThomas Edward Judkins, "Old Ed", went home to be with the Lord, on May 13, 2013, in his home and surrounded by loved ones.
Thomas Edward Judkins, "Old Ed", went home to be with the Lord, on May 13, 2013, in his home and surrounded by loved ones.
Ed was born on Nov. 29, 1956 in Duluth.
He graduated from Wm. Kelley High School in Silver Bay, Minn., in 1975, and went on to attend Florida Aeronautic School and Diesel Mechanic School. During his 20 year employment at Northshore Mining in Silver Bay, he worked in nearly every department.
Ed was a very diversified and talented man in many aspects. His musical interests ranged from performing in various rock and roll bands to playing worship music in church. He was a volunteer with Lake County Rescue specializing in diving, searches, and rope rescue. He was an ace mechanic and everyone's "Mr. Fix-It". Ed even had his license to fly a plane before he had his license to drive a car. He loved hunting, fishing, and anything outdoors. He was passionate about his family and was always willing to drop anything to help anyone at a moment's notice.
Ed was preceded in death by his father, Kenneth Judkins; dear friend Kurt Schumacher; and son Kenny's mother Linda (Aldinger) Judkins.
Ed is survived by "the love of his life" Teresa (Heinzen) Judkins; his five children Daniel Heinzen, Carrie (Joe) Lorenzi, Kenny Judkins, Sam Otterblad, and Kurt Judkins; his granddaughter Kameron Heinzen; sisters Sydney (Gene) Wolfe, and Amy (Reuben) Unseth; his mother Mickey Judkins; many nieces and nephews and his golden retriever Lucy.
CELEBRATION OF LIFE: 11 a.m. Monday May 20, 2013 in the Bay Area Vineyard Gymnasium, 99 Edison Blvd., Silver Bay, MN 55614.
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