Judy Barber, 89, of Webster, S.D.Published 9:04am Friday, April 12, 2013 Updated 11:07am Friday, April 12, 2013
Judith Sophie Holland was born on Thursday, April 12, 1923 to Jacob and Isabelle (Sampson) Holland on the family farm near Pierpont, South Dakota. She was baptized and confirmed at Tabor Lutheran Church near Webster. She attended country school near her home and graduated from Webster High School in 1940. After high school she worked in the Webster area.
She was married to Vernon “Jud” Barber for 59 years when he passed away in October 2005. The couple lived at Waubay for the first 20 years of marriage and then moved to Webster in 1965.
She worked at the Day County Courthouse and then served as Day County Treasurer for twenty three years until her retirement. She entered Sun Dial Manor in Bristol in January 2007.
She was an active member of St. John’s Lutheran Church in Webster. She enjoyed working in her garden, wood carving, crocheting and reading. She was very proud of her Norwegian heritage and traveled to Norway with 19 family members in 1998.
She also loved visiting with family and friends. She had a special love for children of all ages.
Survivors include her children; Wesley Rasmussen of Madison, S.D., Charlotte (Chuck) Glynn of Fullerton, N.D., Loma (Jim) Erickson of Mesa, Ariz., Jeanne (Ron) Schetnan of Fergus Falls, Mary Jo (Don) Hough of Sioux Falls, S.D., and Jim (Bonnie) Barber of Hudson, Wis.; four sisters, Emma Waddle, Selma (Jay) Evenson and Helen (Ted) Nelson all of Webster, S.D., and Serine (Earl) Althoff of Waubay, S.D.; two sisters-in-law, Cecilia Barber of Milford, Iowa, and Shirley Bundrock of Orangevale, Calif.; 20 grandchildren; 36 great-grandchildren; and six great-great grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her parents; husband; one daughter, Alice, two brothers, Edwin and Sherman Holland, and three sisters, Lorraine Peterson, Irene Tvinnereim and Harriet Evenson.
Visitation: Friday from 5 to 7 p.m., with a prayer service at 7 p.m., at the funeral home and will continue prior to the service
Service: 2 p.m. Saturday, at St. John’s Lutheran Church, Webster
Clergy: Rev. Daniel Ostercamp
Burial: Lakewood Cemetery, Waubay
Funeral Home: Fiksdal Funeral Service, Webster