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Judy Kollmorgen


Judy Elaine (Dyck) Kollmorgen, 74 of Wellington, Kansas, passed away Saturday afternoon, March 19, 2022, at Via Christi St. Francis Hospital in Wichita.

Born November 23, 1947, in Elk City, Oklahoma the daughter of John N. and Ella Evelyn (Vogt) Dyck.


May of 1970, she graduated from Southwestern Oklahoma University, Weatherford, Okla and in June of 1970 she accepted a teaching position in South Haven and moved to South Haven, Kansas. December 28th, 1971, she married Kenneth L Kollmorgen in Caldwell, Kansas. She retired from South Haven USD# 509 May of 2005 after 35 yrs. of teaching. August of 2005, she began substitute teaching for South Haven USD #509 and Wellington USD #353. Her husband Kenneth preceded her in death on November 16th, 2016. October of 2018, she moved to Wellington, Kansas. She continued subbing until COVID hit March 2020 she retired from subbing. She enjoyed gathering with her family for quilting projects. She loved to cook/bake for anyone that was hungry. She also enjoyed crafting and woodworking with her husband. Her favorite place to go was Branson, Missouri to enjoy musical shows.


She was preceded in death by her parents, husband Kenneth and grandson/son Kevin Dakota Kollmorgen.


Survivors include her children: Daughter Audrey Delene Thompson of Shawnee, Oklahoma; Son Mark Bliss and Jill of Cedar Rapids, Iowa; Son Mardy Ray (Kollmorgen) Bliss of Pond Creek, Oklahoma; Daughter Karen Kollmorgen Black of Wellington, Kansas; Granddaughter/Daughter Jessica Webb Kollmorgen of Winfield, Kansas. Her siblings: Lois Voth and husband Lester of Newton, Kansas; Marjorie Mattingly and husband George of Cimarron, Kansas; Kenneth Dyck and wife Debbie of Corn, Oklahoma; John D. Dyck and wife Cherrie of Piedmont, South Dakota; Kaylin Salmans and husband Duane of Dodge City, Kansas; 15 Grandchildren, 18 Great Grandchildren, and tons of nieces and nephews.


Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. on Saturday, March 26, 2022 at the Community Church in South Haven, Kansas. Graveside services will follow at 2:00 p.m. at St. Paul Evangelical Cemetery in Bluff City, Kansas.

Memorials may be made to the “Judy Kollmorgen Memorial Fund” to assist with funeral expenses and may be sent to the mortuary.



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