Judith J Ikena

September 25, 1939 ~ January 20, 2024 (age 84) 84 Years Old
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Judith Ikena Obituary

Judith J Ikena, 84, passed away peacefully on January 20, 2024, at Twin Cities Hospital after an acute illness.

She was preceded in death by her spouse Richard J Ikena, Sr and her parents Louis Johrden and Annabelle Johrden, and her brother Louis Johrden, and his wife Matilda Johrden. She is survived by her son U.S. Army Colonel Richard J Ikena, Jr. (wife Sarah), and 6 grandchildren – Henry, Sam (wife Nichol), Charles, Peter, Grace, and Matthew and by daughter Louisa Ann Irene Ikena.

Judy was born in Flushing Hospital in Flushing, Queens, NY to Louis Gross Johrden and Annabelle Richards Johrden. Judy attended The Catholic University of America where she earned a BA in Elementary Education and a Master of Library Science. In addition to earning her degrees, she also met the love of her life Richard J Ikena, Sr.

Judy and Dick married in 1971 and lived in Hyattsville, MD where they were blessed with the gift of two children. In 1979, the Ikena 4 moved to Niceville, FL where Judy and Dick lived the rest of their days. An avid reader, she loved books, learning, and puzzles her whole life. She was a beloved daughter, sister, aunt, wife, mother, friend, devout Catholic, and a proud, open-minded citizen. Judy and Dick were long-time members of the Prayer Team at Holy Name Catholic Church in Niceville. Judy was a steadfast prayer warrior up until she passed.

The visitation will take place Tuesday, January 30th from 6-8 p.m. at the Heritage Gardens Funeral Home located at 2201 North Partin Drive, Niceville Florida, 32578. The funeral mass will take place Wednesday, January 31, 2024, at 10 a.m. at the Holy Name of Jesus Catholic Church located at 1200 Valparaiso Blvd, Niceville, Florida 32578. Burial will follow the funeral mass at Heritage Gardens.

In lieu of flowers, consider donations to Niceville Catholic Outreach (NCO) 1200 Valparaiso Blvd Niceville FL 32578, or any community charity of your choice.

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January 30, 2024

6:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Heritage Gardens Funeral Home
2201 Partin Drive N
Niceville, FL 32578

Funeral Mass
January 31, 2024

10:00 AM
Holy Name of Jesus Catholic Church (Niceville, Florida, Heritage Gardens)


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