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Judith ‘Judy’ Hiveley

Judith “Judy” Hiveley, 80, of Charles City, passed away Friday, March 3, 2023 at the 11th Street Chautauqua Guest Home in Charles City.

A funeral service for Judy Hiveley will be held at 2 p.m. on Tuesday, March 7, 2023 at Hauser Weishaar Funeral Home with Reverend Tom Barnard from Trinity United Methodist Church officiating. The funeral will be live streamed on the Hauser Weishaar Funeral Home Facebook page.

Judith ‘Judy’ Hiveley
Judith ‘Judy’ Hiveley

Visitation will be one hour before the service at the funeral home on Tuesday. In lieu of flowers memorials may be directed to the family.

Judith “Judy” Ann (Sweet) Hiveley, the daughter of Arthur “Dick” and Mary Frances (Daly) Sweet, was born Feb. 21, 1943 in Charles City, Iowa. She received her education at Immaculate Conception School, graduating in 1961. Judy continued her education at the Personal Training Institute in Omaha, Nebraska where she graduated in 1961, and she furthered her education even more by attending the Mitchell Vocational Tech School and graduating in 1988.

Judy was united in marriage to Jim L. Leasure on Sept. 8, 1962 and this union was blessed with five children: Tamara, Leanne, Jeff, Mary and Ev. The couple later divorced. On April 12, 1987, Judy married William Hiveley.

Judy worked at EMC insurance for several years until her retirement. She was an avid fan of the Chicago Cubs and loved spending time with her family.

Living family members include her children: Tamara Leasure of Charles City, Leanne (Jeff) Hicks of Ventura, Jeff (Sara) Leasure of Texas, Mary (Mark) Holstad of Northwood and Ev Leasure of Holiday, Florida; grandchildren: David Brandt, Bob Brandt, Cathy Brandt, Nick Leasure, Vinny Leasure, Sofia Leasure, Tyler Holstad, Beth Quinby, Mindy Holstad and Lauren Hadlund; numerous great-grandchildren; along with several nieces, nephews, other family members and friends.

Judy was preceded in death by her parents, husbands: Jim Leasure and William Hiveley; siblings: Jim Sweet, Dorothy Learn, Mary Hinman, Jean Emmel, Betty Boehmer and Lois Sweet (in infancy).

Hauser Weishaar Funeral Home, (641) 228-2323, 1205 South Main Street, Charles City, Iowa 50616 is in charge of local arrangements. Online condolences may be left on the Tribute Wall for the family at

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