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Rex Edward Judkins

October 10, 1934 ~ January 17, 2024 (age 89) 89 Years Old

Rex Judkins Obituary

Rex Edward Judkins, 89, of Boyne City, Michigan, passed away Wednesday, January 17th, 2024 while doing something he loved, playing cribbage with his family.

He was welcomed into the world by Freda (Mitchell) Judkins and Lionel “John” Judkins on October 10, 1934. Following graduation from Boyne City High School in 1952, Rex pursued a degree in business from Northeastern School of Commerce in Bay City, Michigan.

Rex went to work for East Jordan Iron Works in May of 1955; he retired after over 41 years of service in the accounting department. Coworkers described him as hardworking, loyal, honest, and kind.

Rex's contributions to both state and local organizations included over 60 years to Michigan Masons, over 50 years as a Boyne Valley Lions Club Charter Member, Lifelong Membership to Michigan State Bowling Association, volunteering at Boyne Area Free Clinic starting when it opened in 2007, and several additional volunteer positions. He was entered into the Boyne City Bowling Hall of Fame as well as the Boyne City Hall of Fame.

Rex's passion for the Boyne City Ramblers started early on. Unable to play sports, he assisted with managing equipment and scorekeeping. He oversaw the downs box at Varsity football games for nearly 50 years. Following that, his smiling face could be found holding up the fence at every football game in the fall and among the crowd at every basketball game.

When asked to make a wish on his 89th birthday he said, “The family I’ve got. I couldn’t ask for anything more. I’m the luckiest man in the world.”

Rex is survived by his best friend, Judy;  daughter Catherine; grandchildren Hailey (Jonathan) and Heather; great-granddaughters Olivia, Raina, and Vera; and nieces, nephews, cousins, other relatives, and friends.

Rex was preceded in death by his parents; and both siblings Larry Judkins and Carol (Judkins) Koteskey in addition to several other family members and close friends.

Those who would like to make a charitable donation in Rex's memory are asked to consider the Boyne City Booster Foundation.

Visitation will be at Stackus Funeral Home on January 25, 2024 from 5:00 PM to 7:00 PM. The funeral will be on January 26, 2024 at 11:00 am at the Presbyterian Church in Boyne City, visitation will begin at 10:00 AM. Burial will be at Maple Lawn Cemetery on April 24, 2024 at 2:00 PM.

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Services

Visitation
Thursday
January 25, 2024

5:00 PM to 7:00 PM
Stackus Funeral Home
417 Elm Street
Boyne City, MI 49712

Visitation
Friday
January 26, 2024

10:00 AM to 11:00 AM
Boyne City First Presbyterian Church

Funeral
Friday
January 26, 2024

11:00 AM
Boyne City First Presbyterian Church

Donations

Boyne City Schools Sports Boosters
321 South Park Street, Boyne City MI 49712
Tel: 1-231-439-8190
Web: https://www.boyne.k12.mi.us/District/Department/139-booster-foundation

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