Judith Frances (Axberg) Francis
June 28, 1949 – November 11th, 2018
Judith Frances (Axberg) Francis, beloved wife, mother, grandmother, sister, aunt, and friend, went to be with her Lord and Savior Jesus Christ on November 11th, 2018, after a long bout with cancer. She passed peacefully at her home in Lincoln, NE, surrounded and comforted by her husband, children, and sister. Judy was born in Lynch, Nebraska, June 28th, 1949, to Edwin and Emma Axberg of Spencer, NE, where she lived and was raised on a farm with her parents, her uncle Francis Axberg, her brothers Neil and Leni, and sister Becky. Judy attended rural school and graduated from Spencer Public High School in 1967. Judy went on to graduate from Beauty School in Lincoln in 1969.
Judy married her high-school sweetheart Gene Francis on June 6th, 1970, at St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Spencer, Nebraska. After marriage, they lived in Harvard, Central City, Omaha, Sioux City, Denver, Sioux Falls, and Lincoln. Gene and Judy owned and operated Kid’s Stuff Superstore in Sioux Falls, Sioux City, Omaha, Lincoln, and Salt Creek Real Estate Development, based in Lincoln, with holdings in Sioux Falls and Omaha. Judy loved spending time with her grandchildren, Stella, Ozzie, and Lola. She was active in her church, Bible Study Fellowship, and many other organizations.
Judy was preceded in death by her parents, Edwin and Emma (Schollmeyer) Axberg, her brothers Neil and Leni, and her uncle Francis Axberg all of Spencer, NE. Judy is survived by her husband Gene Francis, daughter Karla and her husband Aaron Pederson, granddaughters Stella, Ozzie, and Lola Pederson, all of Lincoln, NE, daughter Amanda Francis of Atlanta,
GA, son David Francis, of Atlanta, GA, sister and brother-in-law Becky (Axberg) and John Sieler of Omaha, NE, many nieces, nephews, aunts, uncles, and friends. All will miss her, but we are happy she is now healed and in a better place with her Lord.
Thursday November 15th, 2018
9:00am – Wake at St. Mary’s Church – 304 E South St, Spencer, NE 68777
10:30am – Service at St. Mary’s Church – 304 E South St, Spencer, NE 68777
Burial at St. Mary’s Cemetery, Spencer, NE.
Reception in Sioux Falls, SD, TBD
In lieu of flowers, condolences to the American Cancer Society.
Funeral Home assisting is Aspen Mortuary, 4822 Cleveland Avenue, Lincoln, NE 68504. To view an on-line obituary or email condolences please visit Aspen Mortuary’s website at www.aspenaftercare.com.
Condolences for Judith Frances (Axberg) Francis
Our thoughts and prayers are with you during this difficult time.
Ryan and Katie Bouc and family
Our prayers and thoughts are with your family. We are sorry for your loss. Hugs Amanda!
Gene and family-
Prayers for strength and comfort as your mourn the passing of your beloved wife, mother, and grandmother. May she Rest In Peace always.
Arv and I would like to offer our deepest sympathy. I have great memories of Judy. She was very kind and was always great fun. We continue to pray for your entire family.
Sorry for your loss. She was a wonderful lady. Prayers
Amanda, you and your family are in my heart and prayers. Remember your mom is out of pain and wrapped in God’s arms. She will always be watching over you. Love and Hugs, Kathy Stogner.
My deepest sympathy to Gene and family, Becky and family in the loss of their special angel.
So sorry, thinking of you.
Gene, Karla, Amanda, and David, I am so sorry for your tremendous loss. Judy was a kind soul. She always made me feel welcome and comfortable in your home. She will be missed by many.
Gene, Karla & Family, Amanda,& David,
There are no words sufficient to convey how sorry we are to hear of Judy’s passing. We have such wonderful memories of her and all of you, from the early days in McKennan Park and through the years. She was so genuine and kind to everyone. Our hearts go out to you and may God give you strength to help you through this tremendous loss. With much love & prayers, Darrel&Sue,&Holly Huber & Darcy Green
Debbie and I are sad for the loss of a wonderful woman that we were honored to know. We offer our deepest sympathy to Gene and Family. Philip and Debbie
Love and prayers at this most difficult time. It is an honor and blessing to have known such an inspiring individual.
Gene and family…my sympathy to all of you on the death of Judy. She was a wonderful woman, very friendly, and someone who loved to laugh and have fun. But most of all, she was very proud of all of you and loved you very much. I did not know her cancer had returned as we’ve been out of touch since I sold the bridal shop which was next to the BabyTown/Kid’s Stuff in Sioux Falls years ago. You are in my thoughts and prayers.
So sorry for your loss. Judy was a treasure.
Sorry for your loss.