Judy Pierce

September 5, 1962 - April 27, 2020

Judith L. Pierce, age 57, of New Prague, died tragically on her way to work in a head-on collision on Monday, April 27, 2020.  Judy was born on September 5, 1962 in Shakopee, MN to Leon and Glenda (Anderson) Finkel.  She was raised in Carver, moved to Barron, WI as a child, and graduated from high school there.  She married Jamie Grenier and had their daughter, Ashley.  After the couple divorced, Judy eventually met the love of her life, Jesse Guy Pierce and the couple married on January 29, 1999 in Carver.  Jesse and Judy made their home in New Prague and Judy worked as a home health aid/PCA, most recently with International Quality Home Care.  A dedicated employee, she loved her job and her clients.  She loved to crochet and especially enjoyed baking with her grandchildren.  They were the center of her world and she enjoyed spending time outside with them.  She and her daughter, Ashley, had a tradition of attending the Renaissance Festival every year since Ashley’s 2nd birthday.  Judy was a collector of teddy bears and “My Pillows”, enjoyed shopping, Word Search puzzles, and at one time, Stephen King novels.  Taken way too young, she will be missed by so very many.


"Love starts with a smile, continues with a kiss, and ends with a tear."


Judy is survived by her husband, Jesse of New Prague; daughter, Ashley Grenier of New Prague; grandchildren, Violet, Declen, and Daxten; siblings, Mike (Lori) Finkel, Carol (Mark) Hansen, John (Barb) Derksen, Keith (Vickie) Derksen, Lori (Tim) Nolan, Esther (Dan) Burns; aunt, Clarice O’Gary.  She is preceded in death by her parents; step-mother, Irene Finkel.


Memorial services will be held at a later date.

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Shirley Kotek
3 months ago

Judy was a very friendly nice lady! My sympathy and prayers to Jesse and family.

4 months ago

Jess, My heart breaks for you. Judy was such a bright light in your life. She would want you and Ashley to lean on each other and take care of each other and yourselves!!!! Hugs, thoughts and prayers always, Sandy M.

4 months ago

Ashley and family, my heart goes out to you and my hope is that you focus on the love and strength that your mom gave to you. May you find peace in that.

Connie (Pahlow) Glogowski
4 months ago

My deepest sympathies on the loss of your sister, Carol. Such tragic news. It’s been many many years, but we went to high school together in Barron.

Christina carter
4 months ago

Im praying for your soul ash to find peace n love during all this !!!

4 months ago

I’m sorry for your loss.

Ryan Hauser
4 months ago

So sorry for your loss Ashley. Gods peace!

Val Simek
4 months ago

So sorry to hear of her passing. You are in my prayers. She was a regular customer at Little Dukes gas station in New Prague. I had got to know her very well.

Pam (Novak) Smith
4 months ago

My thoughts and prayers to the family of Judy Finkel Pierce. Judy was a friend of mine in high school, along with Dolores Near Tietz, Cheryl Stovern Near, Teresa Thompson, Cindy Swain and many more. We always had fun together. I know I haven’t seen since our last class reunion, but I thought of her often and she will be missed by many. Love you Judy Finkel Pierce

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