As received from the Memorial Chapel & Plowe Funeral Homes:
Judith M. Haataja, passed away on Tuesday, October 26, 2021, in Fargo, ND, surrounded by her loving children and husband. Judith or Judy as most people called her, was born September 18, 1942, in Detroit, MI. She attended Jeffers High School and Michigan Technological University, proudly earning honors in her nursing program, and practicing as a registered nurse for almost 40 years.
She was united in holy matrimony to Louis G. Haataja, on October 14, 1961. Their 60-year union was blessed with 4 children, 13 grandchildren and 7 great-grandkids.
As she was known to all her grandkids as Grandma, she always loved big family gatherings and lots of good food and drink. She also loved to travel, often between Texas and Michigan and as far away as Italy in Finland. Her love of animals was central to her life always enjoying her pets and supporting the humane society.
Judith is survived by husband Louis Haataja, son Alan Haataja Sr., Son Greg Haataja, daughter Carrie Kostyak, daughter Carissa Fisher, sister Marilyn Mitchell, brother Kenneth Kostamo, grandchildren: Trey, Chelsea, Ethan, Cade, Madelaine, Tony, Christine, Grezalyn, Greg Jr., Felipe, Stephan and Alan Jr.
A memorial service celebrating her life will be held 1:00 pm Saturday, November 6, at the Memorial Chapel Funeral Home Mountain View Chapel of South Range, with Rev. Miach Caveleri to officiate. Burial will be in the Elo Cemetery at a later date.
To view Judy’s obituary or to send condolences to the family please visit www.memorialcahpel.net.