Dorothy Ewing

Judy Benzinger

Nu-Roc Community Healthcare is happy to announce that Judy Benzinger has been chosen as the newest “Resident of the Season.”

Judy is a long time Laona resident, although she was born in Hartford, in the southern part of the state. After graduating from Laona High School, Judy went to Springfield Illinois to receive her degree as an x-ray technician. She made a long time career of that, and expanded it to include many nursing duties. Judy is well known in the area for working closely with Dr. Castaldo at Ovitz Hospital, and later at the clinic in Laona.

Judy and her husband, Roy, had two children; Liz and Gus. In addition, they owned and operated the Laona Club House. Judy helped run the bar and liked to play Sheepshead with customers if she found any spare time.

Retirement didn’t slow Judy down at all. Together with Roy, she took many trips with Holiday Bus Tours, her favorite way to travel. She also belonged to a Bridge club, and enjoyed going to the casino and playing bingo. Judy loved to bake and is somewhat famous for her whooper cakes. Judy would cook or bake for nearly every funeral and event at the Catholic church in Laona, as well as for friends and family. She liked to sew and made countless Christmas tree skirts as gifts. Judy had many friends and didn’t like to miss the morning coffee clutch in Laona. She was very involved in the Church, helping to set up things for the Priest before Mass.

Judy still enjoys playing bingo and likes to visit with her friends. She is an avid Packer and Brewer fan. She likes to gamble and somehow manages to always come out way ahead in the various football pools she enters.

The staff and administration at Nu-Roc would like to offer congratulations to Judy on this honor.