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Trayton Judkins

Funeral services for Trayton David Judkins, infant son of Donald Jr. and Tonia Judkins, will be held Friday, July 9, 2010 at 10 a.m. at the Apostolic Christian Church of rural Morris. The Apostolic Christian Church Ministers will be officiating. Visitation will be held Thursday from 5 to 7 p.m. at the Apostolic Christian Church Fellowship Hall, and for one hour prior to services at the church on Friday. Burial will be in the church cemetery.

Trayton David Judkins, infant son of Donald Jr. and Tonia (Schmidgall) Judkins, was born April 24, 2010 at the Douglas County Hospital in Alexandria, Minnesota. From the time we took him home on April 25, he filled our lives with joy and a great deal of cuddling. Trayton was a very happy baby who was full of life, and once he locked his eyes on people, they instantly wanted to hold him and love him. He snuggled right into mommy when she held him, and he was always ready to smile and coo at daddy. Trayton's short life was blessed with the presence of his very loving sister, Nevaeh. She would constantly sing to him and tell him, "It's OK baby", and she never passed up a chance to point and say with pride, "See baby brother". Other people who were touched by Trayton's life included Natalie and Shanda Feuchtenberger, who helped watch him every day, as well as their parents, Dwayne & Kay and the rest of their family; Mandy Frovarp who helped care for Trayton every day; his Aunt Amy who loved to spend time with him; Grandma June & Grandpa David, who always had time to hold him in their arms, as well as the countless people who were fortunate enough to be part of Trayton's life.

On July 3, 2010, Trayton took Jesus by the hand to spend eternity with Him in his Heavenly Home. He had lived to reach the age of 2 months and 9 days.

He will be lovingly missed by his parents, Donald Judkins Jr of Herman and Tonia Judkins of Hoffman; his sister, Nevaeh Judkins of Hoffman; Grandparents: David & June Schmidgall of Hancock, Donald Judkins Sr. of North Carolina and Julie Ressler of San Antonio, TX; Great-Grandparents: Gene & Dorothy Schmidgall of Hancock, David & Kay Eisenmann of West Bend, IA and Eldon & Norma Langsev of St. Cloud; Aunts & Uncles: Josh (Heidi) Schmidgall of Hancock, Amy Schmidgall of Hancock, Matthew Judkins of Hoffman, Vernon Judkins of North Carolina, Dale (Carla) Judkins of Ipswitch, SD, Roxy Greeler (Jake Ring) of Hoffman and Tina Judkins of Minneapolis; special friend: Shari Olson, as well as many cousins.

Pallbearers for the service are: Matthew Judkins, Jake Ring, Josh Schmidgall and Tristan Feuchtenberger. Honorary pallbearers are: Donald Judkins Jr., Rodney Moffett, Roosevelt Peterson, Vernon Judkins, Rick Swenson, Samuel Schmidgall, Rafe Olson, Rod Olson and all of Trayton's cousins, friends & family. The Apostolic Christian Church Choir will provide the special music for the service. Pedersen Funeral Home in Morris is in charge of the arrangements.

In lieu of flowers, the family prefers memorials in Trayton's name.

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