Judy Ozturk, 1946-2017

Published 10:16 am Wednesday, February 15, 2017

Judy (Pagel) Ozturk died on Saturday, Feb. 4, 2017, at Methodist Hospital in St. Louis Park.

Judy was born on Nov. 19, 1946, to Wilbert and Esther (Anderson) Pagel in Albert Lea.

Judy Ozturk

Judy Ozturk

She graduated from Albert Lea High School in 1965.

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Her heart belonged with her family and in the south west part of the United States.

Judy was a brilliant artist and created original sculptures from ordinary things you’d find at the hardware store. She was fond of her many collections with her latest being Minions.

Judy and her husband, Saffet, enjoyed perusing second hand stores and were always on the lookout for bargains.

She is survived by her mother, Esther Pagel; husband, Saffet Ozturk; three children,

Dan Eden, Rob Eden and Katie Lashbrook; grandchild, Tony Lashbrook; siblings Jerry (Cheryle) Pagel, Richard Pagel, Nancy (Irv) Sather, David Pagel, Tim (Rayna) Pagel, John Pagel, Mark (Anita) Pagel, Doug (Kim) Pagel, Mary (John) Stevens and Sandy (Jeff) Holmes; and many nieces and nephews.

Judy was preceded in death by: her father, Wilbert Pagel; and infant sister, Susan


She will always be remembered for her quick wit and easy laughter.