Judith Medina

Judith Medina passed away at her home in Franklin, NE at the age of 76 on December 18, 2020. 

A celebration of life will be held at 2:00 p.m. Saturday December 26, 2020 at the fairgrounds community center in Franklin, NE.

Memorials are suggested to the family for future designation.

Judith Anne (Hogeland) Medina was born July 23, 1944 in Minden, NE to Arnold and Irene (Peterson)  Hogeland. She was the oldest of 3 children. She was raised in Minden. Judie was confirmed in the Lutheran church and attended Minden High School. On August 1, 1974 she was united in marriage to Joseph Medina. Judie was employed and retired from North Metro, where she held various support and leadership positions, after 23 years of service. Judie and her husband were also host home providers for several years following retirement.

Judie cherished spending time with her best friend and husband, Joe. She loved her family, spending time with them, and crocheting them many beautiful gifts over the years. Judie enjoyed playing penny slots at various casinos, especially the times she was able to go with her husband and family. She enjoyed spending much of her time in the summer watching her grandson race at local and regional dirt tracks. Judie was also an avid NASCAR fan and especially loved watching her favorite driver, Jimmie Johnson. 

Left to cherish her memory are her beloved best friend and  husband Joe,  children Alice (Rodney) Jacobitz of Minden, NE, Dean (Marya) Thompson of Hastings, NE, Jody (Wayne) Stewart of McCook, NE, Janice (Joe) Kotschwar of Culbertson, NE, Gary (Barb) Thomas of Williston, ND, Kelly (Ron) Watters of Brighton, CO, Khrista Medina of Henderson, CO, Alan Medina of Omaha, NE, sister-in-law Valerie Hogeland of Kearney, NE, 27 grandchildren, 27 great-grandchildren, and several nieces, great nieces and nephews, her cat children, Bob and Sweet Thang, and many friends.

Judie was preceded in death by her parents, children Terry Thompson and Susan Thompson, brother Tom Hogeland, sister Lynn Simeon, brother-in-law Steve Simeon, niece Michelle Egenberger, and nephew Michael Hogeland.

Direct cremation services were chosen.  Family inurnment will take place at a later time. Hutchins Funeral Home, Franklin, Nebraska handled the cremation services.