Judy M. "Judy" Foster
Judith M. "Judy" Foster.,age 78 of Slayton, Minn., formerly of Wall, died Monday evening, February 28, 2011, at Our House Hospice of Murray County in Slayton, Minn.
Judith Marie "Judy" Printz was born September 17, 1932, the daughter of Oscar and Thresa (Napier) Printz in Wasta, S.D. She attended country grade school near Elm Springs, and graduated from high school in New Underwood, S.D., in 1950.
Judy was united in marriage to Dennis Foster of Wal, on September 2, 1952. In the early years of marriage, she worked as a waitress and for the telephone company in Wall. In the late 1950s, she moved to a farm about nine miles north of Wall with Dennis and they started farming and ranching. Ten years later, they moved back into Wall and bought the Badlands Bar.
While owning and operating the bar, they continued to farm and ranch on the homestead where Dennis grew up, about seven miles northwest of Wall. After selling the bar in 1980, she went back to working as a waitress while still helping out with the farm and ranch and also a tree trimming business that Dennis had started. Then in 1988, they bought land in Wall and begin to develop what is still known today, as Sleepy Hollow Campground. She was very proud of the campground, and deservedly so.
After Dennis passed away in June of 1994, she continued on for fourteen more camping seasons. In the spring of 2009, because of health related reasons, she sold the campground and moved to Slayton, Minn., to be closer to family.
Judy enjoyed watching her grandkids play sports and being involved in music and dance, crocheting, writing letters, traveling, visiting with friends and tourists, baking, gardening, NBA basketball and birds. One of the things she loved to do in her early years was dancing, and now we can imagine her doing the polka and waltz in heaven with our dad.
Judy will be remembered for her independent spirit, strong work ethic, and loving her friends and family.
Survivors include her son, Tom Foster and his wife, Lorrie, and their three children, Jordan, Carmeille and Tyler, all of Aberdeen; her daughter, Tina and her husband, Tim Bengtson, and their children, Logan and Eden all of Slayton; three brothers, Marty Printz and wife, Shirley, of New Underwood, Wes Printz and wife, Audrey, of Sturgis, and Bill Printz and his wife, Pat, of Sidney, NE; a sister-in-law, Helen Printz of Las Vegas, Nev.; and a host of other relatives and friends.
In addition to her husband, Dennis, Judy was preceded in the death by her parents, a brother Waldo "Corky" Printz, and a three-year-old sister, Deanna Kay.
Visitation will be held on Thursday, March 3, from 4:00 to 7:00 p.m. at the Rush Funeral Chapel in Wall.
Funeral services will be held at 10:00 a.m. Friday, March 4, at the United Methodist Church in Wall, with Pastor Sheri Fadley and Pastor Harold Delbridge officiating.
Interment will be held at 2:00 p.m. Friday at Black Hills National Cemetery near Sturgis.
A memorial is established.
Arrangements are with the Rush Funeral Chapel of Wall.
Her online guestbook is available at www.rushfuneralhome.com