Tenant of the Month

Judith Kolker

Judith Kolker was born in 1932 in Bellevue, Iowa to the proud parents Minnie & Louis Till, the youngest of six children.  Judy grew up in Bellevue and graduated from Saint Joseph’s High School in 1950.  She worked at the Bellevue Herald newspaper doing the linotype for 15+ years, then as a Postal Clerk at the Bellevue Post Office for 20 years, then went into business operating the “Stitching Post” for 15+ years (working with fabric, children clothes – your everything/anything sewing Old Quality Shop).

Her first husband was Lloyd Gonner.  They were school mates and graduated the same year.  He was from Springbrook.  Together they had three children: Jeff, Jane, and Julie.  Lloyd was in the electrical business, and later passed away.  Three years later, she met and married James Kolker – who had graduated from Saint Joseph’s High School in 1949, a year ahead of her.  Together they had two children: Jon and Jeanne.  James passed away in 2011.  Judith has four grandchildren and three great grandchildren.

She loves the company of her family and is an avid Chicago Cubs baseball fan.