Judy Ellen Talsma

June 18, 1943 ~ January 5, 2015
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Judy E. Talsma, 71, Sioux Falls, died Monday, January 5, 2015, at the Sanford Centennial Hospice Cottage in Sioux Falls.

Memorial Services will be held at 11am, Saturday, January 10, 2015 at The Point is to Serve Church at 506 N. Kiwanis Ave., Sioux Falls, with Pastor Allen Kjesbo officiating.

Judy Ellen Alexander was born June 18, 1943, to Buster and Lola (Zugschwerdt) Alexander. She was raised and attended school in Elrod SD and finished at Clark SD. Judy was married and had four children. Judy settled in the Watertown/Clark area where she lived and worked for many years. Judy moved to Sioux Falls in the late 80’s.

Judy always worked hard and provided for her family. Judy took pride in having a very high standard in her work ethic. Judy’s example lives on her in children’s values. Judy liked a challenge. She was willing learn different things no matter if it was for fun or out of necessity from crafts to auto mechanic.

Judy will be deeply missed by her four children, Brian (Yoka) Talsma, Springfield, SD, Jason (Tracy)Talsma, Rising Sun, MD, Tracy Talsma, Sioux Falls, SD, and Shannon (Kim) Talsma, New Windsor, New York; nine grandchildren, Trina, Joshua, Jacob, Cody, Dallas, Tristan, Meghan, Aidan, and Randi; and many nieces, nephews, and great-grandchildren.

Judy was preceded in death by her parents, Buster and Lola Alexander and Judy’s sister, Jeanice Rassmusson.

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  • Debbie & Charlie Cameron says:

    Our thoughts and prayers go out to the entire Talsma family. Debbie & Charlie Cameron

  • Tracy Lynne Talsma says:

    We will all miss our mother. We know she is free.

  • Robb Altenburg says:

    I want to extend my condolences at this most difficult time. Jay and the Talsma family will be in my thoughts and prayers.

  • Robin (Walsh)Walstad says:

    Jason and Tracy, so sorry to hear of your mom’s passing! In my prayers. Robin (Walsh)Walstad

  • Bonita Briggs says:

    Talsma family, I am so sorry to hear about your mother. So hard. My thoughts and prayers are with you all. Growing up she was like a second mother to me and best friends. We had so many great talks and laughs.

  • Tammy (Jensen) Anderson says:

    Brian, Josh and Jake,

    I am so sorry about the loss of Judy. I will be keeping you all in my thoughts and prayers.

  • Amanda Risk says:

    I would like to say I am sorry for the loss of your mom.She was an amazing friend to have!!I will cherish the rhubarb jelly she made.Also the memories of us going out to Arizona together.Your mom will be deeply missed by me and all those lives she touched!!

  • Jason Talsma says:

    We want to thank everyone for the kind words and support during this difficult time. Mom touched us all with her genourous heart and she would be joyfully overwhelmed to know that for her, and her children, her generosity and kindness as returned to us through your thoughts and prayers. We will miss her.

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