She was born Dec. 11, 1945 in Hennepin County, Minnesota to Edwin and Louise (Chance) Hipp. Judith grew up in New Brighton, Minn. and graduated from Mounds View High School in 1965. In 1984, she moved to Cambridge where she was a bookkeeper for Ideal Industries in Spencer Brook.
Judith had a passion for scrapbooking, golfing with the girls, and most importantly, spending time with her loving family.
She was preceded in death by her father Edwin Hipp; sister-in-laws Connie Hipp and Rosie (Hockert) Bankston; brother-in-law Thomas Hockert. Judith is survived by husband Michael Hockert of Cambridge; sons Thomas (Lori) Hockert, Paul (Lisa) Hockert; mother Louise Chance Hipp; grandchildren Katelyn and Kyle Hockert, Amy LaBarre; brothers James (Mary) Hipp, Thomas Hipp; sister Patricia (John) Pavel; as well as many nephews, nieces, and extended family.
A Memorial Mass will be held at 11 a.m., Saturday, April 13, 2013 at Christ the King Catholic Church with Deacon Gene Kramer officiating. Visitation will be two hours prior to the service. Sister Francette Malecha will be the cantor. Kay Fruend and Kate Fruend will be accompanists. Honorary pallbearers will be Kyle and Katelyn Hockert, Amy LaBarre, Wendy Hamm, Lucy Bunnell and MaryAnn Cleary. Memorials preferred to the Lil’ Farm and the Harbor Room. Arrangements are with the Carlson-Lillemoen Funeral Home and Cremation Services of Cambridge.