Judith Helen (Lent) Aubrecht

Date of Birth: May 7, 1951

Date of Death: January 14, 2021

Judith Helen (Lent) Aubrecht died at Saint John’s Hospital in Maplewood, Minnesota on January 14, 2021. Judy was born in Rochester, Minnesota to Dean Lent and Mary (Streit) Lent. Judy and her husband Tom were married in Rochester, Minnesota on February 17, 1973.

Judy graduated from Rochester Lourdes High School in 1969, the University of Minnesota in 1973 (BA, psychology) and the University of Wisconsin, Milwaukee in 1979 (MSW in Social Work). Judy was a social worker throughout her life, including 27 years in elementary schools in the North Saint Paul/Maplewood/Oakdale District.

Judy loved spending time with her family and friends, and was skilled at planning activities to bring people together. Judy and Tom danced with the Saint Paul Czech and Slovak Folk Dancers for 15 years and enjoyed time with the group and performing at festivals. They liked to hike, cross-country ski, and bicycle. They also enjoyed traveling and visited 48 states and several foreign countries together. Judy often spent time reading and was very well informed. Judy and Tom lived in their house in Saint Paul for 40 years.

Judy was a long-time volunteer with Czech and Slovak Sokol Minnesota (through Tom’s ancestry.) She served in many roles, including as the group’s President, and was co-director of the Sokol Minnesota Children’s Cultural Day Camp for 23 years. She recently joined Saint Paul’s Lumen Christi Catholic Community parish council.

Judy was an excellent mother to her two daughters. She worked with Tom to instill the values of empathy, kindness, respect, responsibility, tenacity, knowledge, and hard work. Times shared cooking and baking together were very special. She was very supportive and devoted to helping her daughters pursue their interests and activities.

A visitation will take place at Kessler McGuire Funeral Home in Saint Paul on Wednesday, January 20, 2021, from 4 to 7 p.m. Judy’s funeral will be held at Lumen Christi Catholic Church in Saint Paul on Thursday, January 21, at 10 a.m. The funeral service will be streamed live at; the video will also be archived at the same site. There will not be a luncheon at the church. Burial will follow at Calvary Catholic Cemetery in Rochester, Minnesota. Wearing masks and maintaining social distancing between household groups is required at the visitation, church and cemetery.

Judy is survived by her mother Mary (Streit) Lent, husband Tom Aubrecht, daughters Kate Aubrecht and Jen (Aubrecht) Massey (David), brothers Steve (Julie) Lent, Dick Lent, and Tim Lent and many beloved nieces, nephews, and cousins. During this time of community need, memorials are preferred to your local food shelf or other charity of your choice.

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