In loving memory of Judy Akerlund (Nee Young) Age 62 of Illinois, passed away on December 10, 2021. Judy was born on February 4, 1959 in New London to the late Duane Young and Carol (Brown) Beattie. On April 8, 2006 she was united into marriage with Gary Akerlund at Lakeshore Tabernacle Church in Kenosha, WI on April 8, 2006. They made their residence in the city of Zion Illinois for 15 years until the time of her death.
Judy loved spending time with her children, grandchildren and great grandchild as often as possible. She also loved taking care of her beloved dog Bessy for 14 years and her cat Lewey. Her love for animals drew her to the volunteered care program for helping stray/feral cats in their community. Judy took pleasure attending to her flowers, particularly her favorite, the rose.
Judy is survived by her husband Gary; her children: Dickey Southard, Jessica Ritchie, Abbey Southard and stepson Steven Akerlund; Stepfather: Lee Beattie; Siblings: Mike and (Chris) Young, Kim (Beattie) and Ed Gable, Julie (Beattie) and Cory Berg, Becky and (John) Roethlisberger, Kevin Beattie, Jan and (Arlie) Gensler, Joe and (Debbie) Young, Jackie Beattie, Duane “Dewey” Young, and Jason Beattie. She is also survived by eight Grandchildren and one Great Grandchild, Nieces and Nephews, Aunts, Uncles, relatives and friends.
She is preceded in death by her father Duane Young and mother Carol Bettie.
A private family memorial will be held at a later date.
A special thanks to Vista Medical Center and their staff for their care.