Judith "Judy" Hamman, 89, of Ortley, passed away Saturday, June 4, 2022 at Sanford USD Medical Center in Sioux Falls.
Her funeral service will be 10:30 A.M. Thursday, June 9, 2022 at Ortley Free Lutheran Church in Ortley and will be live-streamed on Fiksdal Funeral Service Facebook page. Burial will be at the Webster Cemetery near Webster. A luncheon will follow at the Waubay Community Center in Waubay.
Visitation will be 5-7 P.M. Wednesday at the funeral home.
Judith “Judy” Elaine Lee was born on May 8, 1933, at Peabody Hospital in Webster, South Dakota to Tines and Anna (Flattum) Lee. She was baptized at Highland Lutheran Church in Lily, South Dakota on June 11, 1933. She attended country school 14 miles from home until the 7th grade. The family later moved to Webster and the family joined St. John’s Lutheran Church in Webster. She was confirmed on May 25, 1947. She attended Webster High School and graduated in May 1951. In high school Judy worked various jobs which included the Public Library, the Webster Theater Office, and Evans Café.
She was united in marriage to Howard Barse on July 29, 1951, at St. John’s Lutheran Church. To this union four children were born: Wayne, Warren, Barbara, and Brenda. She later married Alvin Hamman on August 18, 1961, at the Ortley Free Lutheran Church. One child was born to this union, Linda. The family lived on Alvin’s farm. Judy worked at Bethesda Nursing Home where she worked for 36 years, and she retired at 80 years old.
Alvin passed away in 2004. Judy continued living on their farm south of Ortley. She was a member at Ortley Free Lutheran Church and had served as treasurer of Ortley Free Lutheran Church for 6 years. She was also Sunday School Superintendent and served as Treasurer and then President of the Ortley Senior Citizens Center for many years. Judy enjoyed knitting, crocheting, playing cards for fun, and watching sports on TV.
Judy passed away on Saturday, June 4, 2022, at Sanford USD Medical Center in Sioux Falls, South Dakota at the age of 89 years, and 27 days.
She is survived by her children, Wayne (Lynn) Barse of Webster, SD, Warren (Carol) Barse of Sioux Falls, Barbara (David) Daily of Sioux Falls, SD, Brenda Barse of Seattle, WA, and Linda (Randy) Barnhardt of Sioux Falls, SD; 14 grandchildren, Jess Hamman of Sioux Falls, SD, Jason (Ruth) Hamman of Sioux Falls, SD, Stacy (Travis) Denison of Lake Preston, SD, Chris (Pam) Barse of Andover, SD, Michelle (Chad) Wilson of Broadus, MT, Josh (Kate) Barse of Harrisburg, SD, Stacy (Daniel) Evangelista of Sioux Falls, SD, Stephanie (Alfonzo) De Mares of Sioux Falls, SD, Nick Barse of San Diego, CA, Shamus (Deni) Daily of Seattle, WA, Jody (Joe) Sovcik of Denver, CO, Jason (Rina) Wollan of Maple Valley, WA, Zachary (Sarah) Barnhardt of Tea, SD, and Rachel (Patrick) Bute of Sioux Falls, SD; 24 great-grandchildren, and two great-great-grandchildren. She is preceded in death by her parents Tines and Anna Lee, her husband Alvin, her stepsons, Lyle and Larry Hamman.