May 28, 2020
Judy Ann Mauler, daughter of Glenn L. and Dora M. (Knigge) Hiatt, was born Nov. 18, 1948, at Superior. She died May 14, at the Franklin Care Home, Franklin, Neb. She was raised in the Superior community and attended the public schools.
Judy had three children from her first marriage; Barbara Ann, Bonney and Bradley. On Nov. 18, 1989, she married Richard Dale Mauler. Together they enjoyed many outings, especially traveling to various casinos. Judy enjoyed playing cards, all types of games and visits with family and friends. A highlight of her life was traveling with her sisters to Washington, D.C., and being able to see the famous monuments and sights.
Throughout her life, Judy enjoyed being a caregiver to the elderly and those in need of care. Her career began at the Superior home, and included the Methodist Homes of Holdrege and Mount Carmel Home in Kearney. Her compassionate presence was a comfort to all those she cared for through the years. Judy also worked as a secretary for several professors at the University of Nebraska-Kearney; H&R Block, several motels in the Kearney area; Pioneer Village, Minden; and the Great Platte River Road Archway, Kearney. Judy was a member of the American Legion Auxiliary and the Franklin Congregational Church.
Judy was preceded in death by her parents; daughter, Barbara Ann Biltoff; step-sons, Mark R. and Michael J. Mauler; sister, Donna Lane; brothers, Val Dean and Darold “Spider” Hiatt; in laws, Joan Hiatt, Wilbur Mountford, Jerry Kinsey, Daryl Lane and Don Mauler.
She is survived by her husband, Dale, Franklin; children, Bonney McClure and Bradley Biltoff (Sharon), Superior; step-son, James Mauler, Broomfield, Colo.; grandchildren Rayne Biltoff, Shannon Johnson, Trenton McClure; great-grandchildren, Preston and Parker Johnson, Nyla McClure; step grandchildren Derek and Evan Mauler, Trish Lancaster; step great grandchildren Brianna and Sean Mauler; sisters Alice Kinsey, Mankato, KS, Sharon Oliver (Carl), Wamego, KS, Betty Mountford, Shawnee Mission, KS; sister-in-law Loretta Hiatt, Superior, NE; several nieces and nephews; other relatives and a community of friends.
A funeral will be held at the Franklin Congregational Church when the Two Rivers Health Department eases the restrictions on gatherings. The date and time will be announced by Hutchins Funeral Home, Franklin. Cremation has taken place and inurnment in Greenwood Cemetery will follow the service.