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Judy L. Tuff, 83

Jun 11, 2021

Naples, FL – As was her nature, Judy Lea Tuff made a quiet exit from this world on May 28, 2021, in Naples, Florida.

Born to Casey and Delores (Jobe) DeKramer on July 16, 1937, Judy was the youngest of seven siblings. Her father was a newspaper man so it was perhaps destined that she would marry a newspaper man, Bob Tuff, on Nov. 22, 1954, in Bemidji.

In 1965, Bob and Judy settled their family of five children in Blackduck, where they owned and published the Blackduck American.

In 1980, they moved to Blue Earth, where they published several news publications. They were joined by sons Roy and Russell, and the business became Tuff Publications. In 1988, the family sold its holdings in Minnesota and all three families moved to the Naples area, where they published several news publications. Bob and Judy lived in Everglades City until Bob’s death in 1993; after which she moved to the Naples area.

No matter where God planted her, Judy thrived and was loved by many. Her amazing faith in God’s abundant goodness brought her through many life challenges and her spirituality was a gift she shared freely. She was an active member of Trinity-by-the-Cove Church and served as a hospice volunteer and child advocate with guardian ad litem.

Judy loved her daily devotions, yoga class, meditation, a good massage, Saturday breakfast, centering prayer, church concerts, Facetime, traveling, dinner with friends, and most especially her family, every one of whom she was fiercely proud. She will be forever loved.

She is survived by her daughter Sheila (Bob) Rutt, daughter Sandra (Leonard) Krumholz, son Russell (Kaydee) Tuff, son Roy (Maria) Tuff, son Ralph (Kathy) Tuff; 11 amazing grandchildren and 12 of the most beautiful great-grandchildren in the world.

A celebration of Judy’s life will be held at 10 a.m., Saturday, July 31, at Trinity-by-the-Cove. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Archangel Fund at Trinity, or the Church of the Good Shepherd Memorial Fund, Punta Gorda.