Judy Wollan, 75, of Mandan, ND passed away on Monday, July 25, 2022 at the Sunset Drive Long Term Care Facility in Mandan, ND.
Judith “Judy” Ann Wollan was born in Grafton, ND on February 6, 1947, the daughter of George and Toinettie “Toni” (Quale) Wollan. She grew up and attended the country school in Keene, ND and later attended and graduated High School in Watford City, ND. Judy was planning on being a nurse when she met Dale Orf, the two were married for 22 years. She moved to where Dale ranched South of Watford City in the Badlands, next to the Little Missouri where they raised their two children: Roxane born to them April 19, 1968, and Colette on June 20, 1971.
In 1981, Judy’s father George remarried to Florence (Sjol) and moved to New Town, ND. Dale and Judy moved to Keene to run the Wollan family farm in 1982. Judy moved to Williston, ND, in 1988 where she lived for the next 20+ years.
She married Willard “Pugzy” Jeannotte in 1991. She later moved in with her daughter Colette, Shawn, and their kids in 2012. She was diagnosed with Breast Cancer in 2013, she chose to go through treatment, which was successful. In 2014 she moved to Mandan to be closer to her doctors for further monitoring. Although she missed Williston, and being close to her family and friends, she quickly grew to enjoy living in Mandan. She enjoyed her new church family at Cornerstone Church, her new friends, and the community. She liked visiting with friends, decorating for every season and holiday, bright colorful flowers, butterflies, and her snowman collection.
Judy was admitted from the ER into Sanford’s Hospital on June 5, 2022. She went in for pain from cracked ribs from a fall. It is at that time they discovered masses and through further testing she was diagnosed with cancer, Multiple Myeloma.
Judy is survived by her daughter, Colette Orf of Bainville, MT; brother, Jim Ness of MN; grandchildren, Ben Orf, Jess (Logan) Eggiman, Marlee (James) Schmitz, Kodi Bilquist, Bronc Bilquist, and her many great-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her parents, George and Antoinette (Quale) Wollan; stepmother, Florence (Sjol) Wollan; daughter, Roxane Hurley and brother, Alvin Wollan.
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