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Judith Orbesen Mielenz

OCALA, FL – Judy Orbesen Mielenz, 64 of Ocala, FL, passed away suddenly at her home Sunday, September 26, 2021. Judy was born and raised in Barrington, IL, the daughter of Margaret H. Orbesen and the late Robert L. Orbesen. Judy was the owner of Judy’s Tack Shop that she established in 1982 and resided for many years in Germantown, TN, and Nashville, TN. Judy served many other horse shows around the country with her mobile stores. She was an avid and accomplished equestrian who enjoyed gardening, spending time with family, and traveling. She was very dedicated to serving the horse community, and in her love for animals.

Judy is survived by her son Christopher R. (Laura) Mielenz of Germantown, TN; her mother Margaret H. Orbesen of Palm City, FL; her brother Robert (Karen) Orbesen of Coral Springs, FL; her nephew Eric (Lauren) Orbesen; her great nephews Thor and Bear Orbesen of Coral Springs, FL; and great niece Hailey Orbesen of Wauwatosa, WI. She was predeceased by her father Robert L. Orbesen, brother Richard Orbesen, niece Amy Orbesen and nephew James Orbesen.

A celebration of life will be held at a later date in Germantown, TN and Barrington, IL.  To leave a message of condolence for the family, please visit

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