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Judith G. Scholl

March 21, 1927 — February 23, 2024

St. Peter, MN

Judith G. Scholl

Judith G. Scholl, age 96 of St. Peter, passed away surrounded by family on Friday, February 23, 2024 at Benedictine Court, St. Peter.

Memorial service will be 11:00am Friday, April 5, 2024 at Trinity Lutheran Church, St. Peter with visitation beginning at 9:00am. In lieu of flowers, memorials preferred to Trinity Lutheran Church, the Nicollet County Historical Society or donor’s choice. To leave a condolence for the family, or view a complete obituary, visit

Judith (Judy) Gloria (Askevold) Scholl was born March 21, 1927 to Adolph & Alice (Mathistad) Askevold in Odin Township, Butterfield, MN.  Judy was baptized and confirmed at St. Olaf Lutheran Church in rural Odin.   She attended country school in District 31 through 7th grade, attended Butterfield High School until her family moved to rural Mankato in 1943, graduating from Mankato High School in 1944.   Judy attended Mankato Commercial College.  Upon completing her coursework, she moved to St. Peter after accepting a position at the St. Peter State Hospital in the Steward’s (Business) Office.  She enjoyed a 30-year career working in the Nicollet County Probation Office (Court Services) as a secretary.  

 Judy met her husband, Donald Scholl, after he returned home from serving in the Air Force and being stationed in England during World War II.  They married September 4, 1948, at Bethlehem Lutheran Church in Mankato and made their home in St. Peter.  They welcomed two sons, Bradley & Brian, who grew up on 7th Street & had many neighborhood kids to play with.  For many summers the family enjoyed camping trips up north and several historic trips.  Brian and Nancy blessed Judy with two grandchildren, who then blessed her with four great grandchildren.  Time spent with them brought her much joy.

 Later in life, Judy and Don visited many states attending Air Force Reunions and travelled to Norway together.  It was very special for her to return to Norway with granddaughter Kenzie and she treasured the memories made on that trip greatly.  Staying in contact with her Norwegian & US relatives was very important to Judy, sending cards and letters up until her death.  She also loved attending Grev family reunions with her sons and the annual Norseland Lutefisk Dinner.

 Judy and her family joined Trinity Lutheran Church in 1951, where she remained a member until her death.  She sang in the choir for many years, was a member of the women’s quilting group, supported the missionary work of the church, served on church council and was a youth worker.  One of her most satisfying accomplishments was creating the Trinity Archive Room in 1973 under the direction of Rev. Herbert Gustafson, working in it until 2017, which was the 125th anniversary of the church.  She used her love of decorating to create monthly displays at the church incorporating church artifacts.  

 Judy’s love of history and antiquing led her to be an active volunteer in the Nicollet County Historical Society and E St. Julien Cox House.  She became a member of the local chapter of Questers (the study of history and restoration), Heritage Preservation Commission, St. Peter Arts & Heritage Organization, and Gustavus Library Associates.  She was also a host family for international students.   Judy was selected “Nicollet County Outstanding Senior Citizen” in 2002 and was nominated for and received the “Women Celebrating Women” Award in 2012.  

 Music has always been a big part of Judy’s life.   Her parents played the accordion, banjo, violin and saxophone and Judy would accompany them after learning to play the piano by ear at a young age.  She also played the accordion & drums.  Judy sang in the St. Peter Community Choir, played snare drum in the Minnesota Over 60 Band, traveling to many southwest Minnesota town parades and ending the season with a parade at the Minnesota State Fair.  Upon moving to Heritage Meadows, she played piano while residents gathered for lunch & at Assisted Living and nursing home communities throughout St. Peter in the winter and spring.

 Judy was preceded in death by her parents; husband Donald; sisters Florence Hansen and husband Wayne & Lorraine Smesrud and husband Robert, and niece Donna Smesrud.  She is survived by sons, Bradley, LeSueur County; Brian (Nancy), Mankato; Grandchildren Corey (Heidi) Scholl, New Prague; Kenzie (Maxim) Tynuv, Waconia; Great Grandchildren Harlow & Charlie Scholl and Keelan & Ryder Tynuv; Sister-in-law Beve Scholl; special family friend Mari Awata Snyder; many beloved nieces, nephews, cousins, caregivers, and friends.

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