Judith McKinnon, 1943-2017

Published 1:00 am Tuesday, October 24, 2017

A celebration of life for Judith L. (Engbritson) McKinnon of Albert Lea will be at 1 p.m. Saturday at Albert Lea Vineyard Church. Interment will be in Hollandale Cemetery.

Judith McKinnon

Judith died Saturday, Oct. 21, 2017, at Thorne Crest Senior Living Community in Albert Lea. She was 74.

She was born May 18, 1943, in Freeborn County, the daughter of Earl and Leona (Hansen) Engbritson. “Engi” or “Judi,” as her friends called her, graduated from Albert Lea High School in 1961. She attended Hamline University and later graduated from the University of Southern Mississippi with a degree in construction engineering.

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She lived in Hattiesburg, Mississippi, until 1989, when she returned to Minnesota to help care for her aging parents. After her return to the Albert Lea area, she worked in real estate and later property management. She grew up attending Hollandale Congregational Church and in her later years enjoyed Albert Lea Vineyard Church.

Judith McKinnon

Judi was a passionate collector, acquiring a very eclectic array of items, including antiques and art pieces. She loved watching sports and was an enthusiastic Vikings and Twins fan. Judi’s greatest joy came from the gathering of family and friends and her dog, Blue, her constant companion.

She is survived by two daughters,  Melinda (Darin) Bokeno and their son, Andrew, of Forest Hills, Maryland, and Michelle (Joey) Willoughby and their daughter, Joie, of Little Rock, Arkansas; and niece, Diane Barackman, and family of California.

She was preceded in death by her parents; and brother, LeRoy Earl “Roy” Engbritson.

In lieu of flowers, the family suggests memorials.