Judith McIntosh, 75, of Decorah, died Thursday, July 17, 2014, at the Eastern Star Nursing Home in Decorah. Services were at 11 a.m., Monday, July 21, at First Lutheran Church in Decorah, with Rev. Chad Huebner officiating. Organist was Yvonne  Kuhlman. Special music was by Renae McIntosh, Allison Weiss, Amanda Schwartzhoff and Bre Johnson (“On Eagle’s Wings”). Hymns were "How Great Thou Art,” “Jesus Loves Me!” and “Here I am Lord.” Interment was at Phelps Cemetery, Decorah. Honorary casket bearers were members of Decorah High School Class of '57 and the Bunny Bunch. Casket bearers were Randy McIntosh, Russell McIntosh and Rick McIntosh, Jim Nagel, John Nagel and Jeff Nagel, Jeff Blegen and Andy Blegen. Arrangements were handled by Schluter – Balik Funeral Home, Decorah.

Judith Ann (Blegen) McIntosh was born March 13, 1939, the daughter of Arthur and Vi (Wangsness) Blegen, in Decorah. She was baptized April 2, 1939, and confirmed Oct. 24, 1954, at First Lutheran. She attended Decorah Schools. She married Howard McIntosh Oct. 16, 1955, at the First Lutheran Church in Decorah.  Together they had four children: Norman, Vicky, Debra and John, whom all still live in Decorah.  She worked at Deco for two years when they first opened in Decorah. After that she was a homemaker for many years until the youngest son, John, went to school. She then went to work for Decorah Public Schools in the food service department, where she stayed for 30 years until retiring. After retiring, she volunteered at the Hospital Auxiliary, Wellington Place and was a quilt-maker at First Lutheran Church. Judith’s hobbies included camping, flower gardening, knitting and crocheting. She crocheted hundreds of baby hats for newborns for the hospital over the years. She also enjoyed collecting Aladdin Lamps, watching hummingbirds and going to auctions and garage sales-- “she was always hunting for that bargain.” Most of all Judith loved spending time with her family and friends.

Judith is survived by her husband, Howard, Decorah; four children: Norman McIntosh, Vicky Borseth (friend Dave Ohlert), Deb (Rusty) Hagensick and John McIntosh all of Decorah; seven grandchildren: Darcie (Joe) Hurst, Rochester, Minn., Russell (Elisheva) Abbott, Jerusalem, Israel, Darren Borseth, Decorah, Rob Abbott, Castalia, Amy Borseth, Minneapolis, Minn., Tyler McIntosh, Iowa City and Martina McIntosh, Cresco; five great-grand-children: Levi, Liat, Maiah, Gideon Abbott and Emmett Hurst; two brothers, Donnie (Carol) Blegen and Doug (Rosie) Blegen both of Decorah; two sisters-in-law, Judy (Jerry) Nagel and Judy McIntosh, Decorah; three aunts: Elva Roney, Rochester, Minn., Lorraine Wangsness, Decorah and Olga Wangsness, Decorah; along with many cousins, nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Arthur and Vi Blegen; father- and mother-in-law, Chester and Grace McIntosh; brother-in-law, Duane McIntosh.