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Judith "Judy" Gaikowski
Mass Of Christian Burial will be 10:30 A.M. Friday, January 21, 2022 at Christ The King Catholic Church in Webster and will be livestreamed on our Facebook page. Burial will be at St. Otto's Cemetery, Webster.
Visitation will be at the church Thursday 5-7 P.M. with a 6:30 Rosary Service.
Judith Marie Hinze was born on February 2, 1945, to Gordon and Florence (Wattier) Hinze at Webster, South Dakota. She was baptized and confirmed at St. Otto’s Catholic Church in Webster. Judy attended country school near her family home in Wheatland Township south of Webster. The family later moved to Webster and Judy graduated from Webster High School in 1963.
After high school, Judy continued her education in Sioux Falls while working various jobs. She later moved to California and Colorado and ultimately returned to Webster. On October 26, 1968, she was united in marriage to Dennis Gaikowski in Webster. The couple made their home northeast of Webster where they engage in farming. Judy stayed home to raise their four children as well as helping Dennis with their farming operation. Once their kids were older, Judy took employment at the US Postal Service in Webster until her retirement. For many years Judy and Dennis owned and operated the Webster Theatre. Dennis passed away in 2004.
Judy was a member of Christ The King Catholic Church where she served on the altar society and taught CCD. She was also a member of the Catholic Daughters. She enjoyed camping, woodworking, DIY projects, time spent with her friends, and above all else, she cherished time spent with her grandchildren as they were her pride and joy. Being grandma was her number one priority and getting into mischief with the grandkids. She was known for her fun and carefree golf cart rides and loved animals of all kinds especially horses. Putting life ahead of all other cares and everyday was to be fun. She had a distinctive whistle, so everyone knew it was Grandma coming
Judy passed away Monday, January 17, 2022 at Webster, South Dakota at the age of 76 years, 11 months, and 15 days.
She will be forever loved by her children; Doug Gaikowski of Webster, SD, Kari (Jeff) Nelson of Sartell, MN, Aaron (Kristi) Gaikowski of Webster, SD, and Tim (Heather) Gaikowski of Webster, SD, 14 grandchildren, and 7 great-grandchildren. She is also survived by her siblings; Ronald (Della) Hinze of Webster, SD, Russell Hinze of Plymouth, MN, and Sharon (Jerry) Flannery of Elk Point, SD. She was preceded in death by her parents and husband.
Recording of Service
Prayers to the Gaikowski family!
Angela (Anderson) Gustaf Jan 26 2022 8:18 PM
Doug, Kari, Aaron and Tim, my deepest sympathies to all of you! You were blessed with a wonderful mom!!
Amy Gaikowski Jan 22 2022 7:26 AM
My deepest condolences go out to the entire Gaikowski family in the loss of their mother, grandmother and our friend. Both of my parents dearly loved her and having her as their neighbor! She was such a kind woman and that smile always made you feel welcome. We lost a good one and heaven is shining bright for having her. Hugs to all My mom MaryLou gives her condolences as well.
Ronette (Metz) Costain Jan 21 2022 11:16 AM
So sorry to hear this ߘ¢. RIP dear lady.
Linda Bean Roth Nov 30 -0001 12:00 AM
So sorry to hear this!! Many thoughts and prayers to you all!!
Charlotte Medanich Nov 30 -0001 12:00 AM
Sending prayers as you grieve and sharing the hope that comes from knowing Jesus. With heartfelt condolences, Hope And Healing was purchased for the family of Judith "Judy" Gaikowski.
Tribute Store Nov 30 -0001 12:00 AM
My sympathy and prayers for all of Judy's family. She was a special gal and it was good to know her throughout the years. Nyla Amundson
Nyla Amundson Nov 30 -0001 12:00 AM
I remember Judy from High School…she was a lot of fun! Since we didn’t have “girls” sports back then, we were members of “GAA”…enjoyed visiting with her when I would come back to reunions.
Betty Lewis Nov 30 -0001 12:00 AM
Wishing you peace to bring comfort, courage to face the days ahead and loving memories to forever hold in your hearts.Judy will be missed by many. Dish Garden with Fresh Flowers was purchased for the family of Judith "Judy" Gaikowski by Mike and Jeanne Wattier, Jane and Tom Heinz, Kathy Vogel.
Mike and Jeanne Wattier, Jane and Tom Heinz, Kathy Vogel Nov 30 -0001 12:00 AM
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Georgia Sichmeller Nov 30 -0001 12:00 AM