Judy Grafsgaard, 71, of Dickinson, formerly of Miami, FL, passed away Monday, April 22, 2019 at St. Benedict’s Health Center in Dickinson. Family will receive friends from 4:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m. MT, Thursday, April 25, 2019, at Stevenson Funeral Home in Dickinson.
Family will receive friends from 4:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. CT, Monday, April 29, 2019 at Evans Funeral Home in Carrington. Burial will take place at 10:00 a.m., Tuesday, April 30, 2019 in McHenry Cemetery.
Judith was born on June 9, 1947 in Fargo, the daughter of Arthur and Laura (Naggatz) Grafsgaard. As a young girl, she attended grade school in Medora and Fryburg, later graduating from Belfield High School in 1965. Judy also attended vocational school in Minneapolis, MN. She then ventured out to New York and lived there until 1975. Judy enjoyed working in reservation sales for National Airlines, Pan Am and Delta Airlines. In 1979, she made the move to Miami, FL where she retired in 2007. She moved back to North Dakota in 2018 to be closer to family. Judy loved traveling worldwide, being by the ocean and orchids. She had a love for riding horse, birds (especially pelicans) and rescuing cats. Judy loved music and was talented in playing the piano, ukulele, banjo, violin and accordion. She truly enjoyed visiting with family and friends.
Judy is survived by her brother, Curtis (Marilyn) Grafsgaard of Dickinson; nephew, Shawn Crego; nieces Dawn Huschka and daughter Jessica Goetz of Dickinson, Wendy Grafsgaard and daughter Kayla Gilbertson of Lincoln, Billie (David) Grinsteinner and children, Elizabeth, Dezirae and Christopher Grinsteinner of Dickinson; and her best friend, Emily Gilday of Miami, FL.
She was preceded in death by her parents, Arthur and Laura Grafsgaard; and her grandparents.
Burial Date: April 30, 2019
Funeral Home Dickinson, ND
Family Receving Friends: 4:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m. MT, Thursday, April 25, 2019, Stevenson Funeral Home, Dickinson
Family Receiving Friends: 4:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. CT, Monday, April 29, 2019, Evans Funeral Home, Carrington
Burial: 10:00 a.m., Tuesday, April 30, 2019, McHenry Cemetery, Carrington