Judith Morinville

Judith Morinville

January 25, 1943 - March 30, 2021

Judith Morinville

January 25, 1943 - March 30, 2021


On Tuesday, March 30, 2021, Judith Krystofiak Morinville, loving wife and mother of three, passed away at age 78.


Judy was born on January 25, 1943 in Minneapolis, MN to Walter and Stella (Latawiec) Krystofiak. On October 26, 1963 Judy married the love of her life, Gerald (Jerry) Morinville, together they raised three children; daughters Jennifer and Susan, and son, James.


Judy worked at Northwestern Bell (US West) and attended the University of St. Catherine; while her children were teenagers. She graduated with a degree in Business Administration with minors in communications and economics. While at the university she achieved the Mary Alice Muellerleile Leadership Award.


Some of Judy’s passions were for learning, crafting and traveling. She was active at both churches, St. John the Baptist, New Brighton, MN and St. Mary Magdalene, Gilbert, AZ. She sang in both choirs and cherished the friendships she made. She and Jerry counseled couples in preparation for the sacrament of marriage. She was an active member of the Knights of Columbus Council, Knights Wives, Fridley, MN and active in the Trilogy community (Gilbert, AZ) where she worked the ticket office and assisted with the documents committee.


Judy was preceded in death by her parents, Walter and Stella Krystofiak, brother, Timothy and granddaughter, Kennedy Marie Heiling. She is survived by her husband, Jerry, of 57 years, daughters: Jennifer (Jerry) Heiling, Susan (Jim) Dufault, and son, James (Terry). Grandchildren Adison and Elijah Morinville, Conner Enlow (Sue), Carley Heiling and Zach and Tyler Hegvik (Jim); brothers and sisters: Jane (Joe) Donahue, Walter Krystofiak Jr., Kris (Kevin) Burman, Terry (Bev) Krystofiak; Sisters-in-law Pat Hince, Jeanne Dufault, brother-in-law Mike (Bonnie) Morinville; nieces and nephews, and special friend, Renee Koziol.


A Funeral Mass will be held Tuesday, May 11, 2021 11:00AM with a visitation for family and friends one hour prior.

St. John the Baptist Catholic Church

New Brighton, MN 55112

Covid-19 protocols will be followed.

Donations in Judith’s memory can be made to St. John the Baptist Choir, New Brighton, MN; Hospice of the Valley, Lund Home, Gilbert, AZ, or a memorial of your choice.

Funeral Mass

  • Date & Time: May 11, 2021 (11:00 AM)
  • Venue: St. John the Baptist Catholic Church
  • Location: New Brighton, MN 55112 - (Get Directions)

St. John the Baptist Choir

Hospice of the Valley Lund Home

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4 responses to Judith Morinville

  1. That smile… always that welcome friendly smile… Rest In Peace sweet friend!
    Prayers for you …..Jerry and family!!!
    Love, Mike and Colleen

  2. Jerry,
    My sincere sympathy on the loss of Judy. My heart goes out to you and your family.
    Bev (Ranger) Coyne

  3. I was caught off-guard and saddened to hear of the news about Judy’s passing. My heart felt condolences to every one in the family!

    I got to know Judy through my work and in that connection I saw her many, many times. Always someone to share a good story and offer her smiles…she made me laugh. Often! Perhaps, what I’ll always remember about Judy, however, is her inclusivity of others. I got to be a recipient of this warm character trait and because of that met some pretty amazing people I know she loved dearly–her family!! They are all apples that haven’t fallen far from the tree. “Good people”, as my father would say. All of them!

    In the days to come, I know there will be many memories shared. I’d like to leave the family with a favorite of mine. Years ago, I celebrated a birthday with a 50’s theme. It was a hot, July day, but true to the theme Jerry and Judy arrive (along with Susie and her spouse) in perfect vintage trucks and Judy has a cheerleader emblem (from her own letter jacket, perhaps?) on. They were my guests, and yet…when I glanced around the party, I saw Judy at the pig cooker, carving up the roast pig to serve to my Guests! All smiles, having fun, and not afraid to jump in and help!! That’s just who she was…

    She will be missed.

    Hugs to you, her Loved Ones,

  4. Grow Lana says:

    Hi Jerry,
    My heart goes out to you at is very heavy time of sorrow. You and Judy had a substantial life together it appears. I am sure the change for you will take some time to adjust to. You have three children and they will be of great comfort to you until you find your new normal. I am sure you are busy with the business that happens when some one dies. I am praying for you at this very had time of loss. I do know what it feels like, it’s been 8 yeas for me now and it does get easier but never goes away. Less pain however
    love yah,
    Lana Long Grow

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