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Judy Ann Volk (Longre), 74, of Kenmare/Carrington, ND, passed away peacefully on the morning of November 18, 2022. Judy was surrounded and comforted by family members and friends at her home in Carrington.

Judy was born on March 28, 1948, at the Kenmare Deaconess Hospital in Kenmare, ND. She was the youngest of 7 children, fourth daughter of Virginia Mae Brien (mother). She married the love of her life and best friend, Stephen Francis Volk, on May 11, 1970, in Minot, ND. In her early life, Judy worked as a CNA for several years before taking a position with the Bureau of Indian Affairs. Judy was very proud of her culture as a member of the Turtle Mountain Chippawa Tribe following in her mother’s heritage. She was an accomplished quilter (volunteering with the local quilting club), gardener, [iPad/Computer] casino game millionaire, and bingo queen. She was passionate about service to others, supporting the visions/dreams of all those around her (especially her children and grandchildren), and striking up conversation with everyone at Prairie Inn who offered banana cream pie.

Judy is survived by her husband, Stephen; her three children, Tamara Rutherford (Daryl) of Syracuse, IN, Stephanie Volk of Park Rapids, MN, and James Carr Jr. of Carrington, ND. Her grandchildren, Jessica McCullough, Carrie McCullough (Sean), Stephen Rutherford (McKayla), Gabrielle Hewitt [Volk] (Braxton) and two great grandsons, Marcus and Korbin Adams; sisters, Beverly Harris, Great Falls, MT, Cheryl Maenza, Lincoln, ND; brothers, Glenn Longre, Romulus, MI, and Clifford Longre (Nancy), Lincoln, ND.

She is preceded in death by her grandparents, Sarah and Alfred Brien and Fannie and John Longre Sr. Parents, Virginia [Brien] and John Longre Jr.; sister, Marlene White and brother, Tom Longre; along with several uncles, aunts, and cousins.


Judy’s Visitation will be Friday, December 2nd, from 5:00PM-7:00PM with a Rosary Service at 6:45PM followed by a Vigil Service at 7:00PM all at Evans Funeral Home, Carrington.

Her Mass of Christian Burial will be held Saturday, December 3, 2022, at 10:30AM at Sacred Heart Catholic Church, Carrington, ND.

Her Burial will be Monday, December 5th at 11:00AM at the North Dakota Veterans Cemetery, Mandan, ND.

Posted Condolences:


  1. I am so sorry for your loss! Judy was such a sweet lady

  2. One of my favorite memories of Aunt Judy (besides her sweet comments on Facebook) is from when I was going through chemo and I had a beautiful quilt sent to me anonymously. She finally ‘fessed up when I said that I wanted to send a proper thank you. The quilt is beautiful and I have a forever reminder of her now. I am so grateful and lucky. love you all so very much and I’m sending hugs, love, and prayers.
    Little Vonny

  3. So sorry for your loss. Judy was such a friendly person when we seen her and she always greeted us

  4. Stephanie and family, we are so sorry to hear about your loss. Hopefully your memories of her will ease the pain and carry you through. Take care.

  5. God bless the Volk family. So sorry for your loss may your memories be your comfort. Judy was a very kind person.


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