Judith Abrego, 1945-2015

Published 10:12 am Thursday, November 5, 2015

Funeral services for Judith M. Abrego will be at 10 a.m. Monday at Ascension Lutheran Church in Albert Lea. The Rev. Mark Boorsma will officiate. Visitation will be from 4 to 7 p.m. Sunday at the Bonnerup Funeral chapel in Albert Lea, and again one hour prior to the service at the church.  Interment will take place at Lakewood Cemetery.

Judy passed away at her home surrounded by her family on Tuesday, Nov. 3, 2015. She was 70.

Judith Abrego

Judith Abrego

Judith Marie (Sorenson) Abrego was born on March 2, 1945, to Alvin and Gertrude (Bergeson) Sorenson in Albert Lea. She attended and graduated from Albert Lea High School. She later graduated from Mankato Business College with a degree in accounting. She began her career at Wilson &  Co. in the accounting department and continued working there until her retirement in 2001. She also was the owner of Abrego’s Café for 16 years.

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On July 4, 1987, she was united in marriage to Patrick L. Abrego. The couple lived in Glen Rose, Texas,;Glenville and most recently, Albert Lea. She was a member of Ascension Lutheran Church in Albert Lea. In her free time Judy’s hobbies included Norwegian rosemaling, hardanger, sewing, making American Girl doll clothes and wood carving. She enjoyed the friends at the farmer’s market, where she and Pat sold their baked goods, lefse, wood carvings and doll clothes. Most of all, she found comfort in knowing that her husband and family loved her dearly.

She is survived by her loving husband of 28 years, Patrick Abrego; children Elly Chicos, Derek (Stacy) Williams, Patty Abrego, Larry Abrego and Paul Abrego; grandchildren Andraya Abrego, Tyler Borwege, Zac Chicos, Kacy Borwege and Spencer Chicos; brother, Rick (Andi) Sorenson; brothers in-law David (Rosie) Abrego, Tony Abrego, Anselmo Fernandez and Vincent Muniz; and sisters in-law Millie Abrego, Francis Wilborn, Rosie Sanchez, Anne Sorenson, Rosario Abrego, Lora Sorenson, Sandy Abrego and Terry Vanderwoude.

She is preceded in death by her parents; sister, Helen Mattick; brother, David Sorenson; brothers in-law Timothy Abrego, Moses Abrego, John Abrego, Marian Abrego and Sonny Abrego; and sisters in-law Gloria Fernandez, Dora Muniz, and Elizabeth Abrego.