Judith "Judy" Geffre

Judith "Judy" Geffre


August 19, 1946 - December 23, 2023


***** Due to weather, visitation for Judy has been canceled *****

Judith “Judy” Geffre, 77, of Kimball, SD, died Saturday, December 23, 2023, at her home in Kimball. Visitation will be from 1-2:00 PM Saturday, January 13, 2024, at Bittner Funeral Chapel with a 1:30 PM prayer service.

Judith Mae Geffre was born on August 19, 1946, in Slayton, Minnesota to Everett and Leona (Pearson) Nyssen. Judy lived in Slayton until she met and married Gil Sievers. They had three beautiful children, two sons, Rick and Jim, and one daughter, Bobbi. They moved and settled in Shakopee, Minnesota to raise their children. Judy was a stay-at-home mom and became a daycare provider. Later, Gil and Judy went their separate ways. In 1984, Mary and Judy were at Pullman bar, and this is where she met the love of her life, Don Geffre. In 1990, Judy and Don moved to South Dakota due to a great job opportunity that Don received. They married on June 12th, 1997. Judy lived the rest of her life in Kimball, South Dakota, where she was loved by many. Judy loved to hunt pheasant, go fishing, and play rummy with anybody who was brave enough to challenge her. Judy’s favorite thing to do was spend time with her family and friends, who she took great pride in.

Judy is survived by her loving husband, Don; children, Rick (Sharon), Jim, and Bobbi (Scott); stepchildren, Vicky (Barry), Cindy (Mike), and Joan (Shawn); grandchildren, Erin, Alex, Jack, Emily, Jennifer, Cody, Chelsey, Sam, Jeremiah, Mandy, Jacob, Izaak, and Benjamin; as well as the grandchildren’s spouses and her great-grandchildren.

She is preceded in death her by parents, Leona and Everett, brothers Jerry and Leon, and her granddaughter, Kayla.

***** Due to weather, visitation for Judy has been canceled ****


Saturday, January 13, 2024
1:00 PM - 2:00 PM
1:30 PM Prayer Service

Bittner Funeral Chapel
805 W Havens Ave
Mitchell, SD 57301

Posted by Mary Schaefer on January 7, 2024
I am grateful to have met Judy and Don about 10 yrs ago. Judy always had a smile and a hug. I will miss her. The world needs more "Judys". My prayers to Don and family.
Posted by Betsy England on January 6, 2024
Judy sent her baby -Bobbi - off to kindergarten and took in my 4 month old daughter for day care. I was a new mother, she, a very experienced mom with 3 kids. Judy was kind and patient with this nervous new mom. Best story was when my daughter was about 18 - 20 months, Judy started talking about potty training. Of course I read that to start before 3 would cause everlasting development harm. Judy kept encouraging, I kept resisting. I was having non of it. Well, a few months later, on a weekend at home my little one said to me “potty momma”. She was trained! I figured I’d better get on board and have Judy train me too. There is a similar story about no sugar before 3. I trusted Judy with both my daughter and son. We became good friends while we watched our kids grow. I was delighted to reconnect with Judy when I found Bobbi on Facebook.
Judy will forever be remembered with my deepest appreciation for the care and love she gave Kari and Justin.
Posted by Bobbi sharing memory for Gene Boyer on January 4, 2024
I met your mom in 1968. I had just returned home from Vietnam and had gone to a teen dance and met Nancy my future wife. I got a date with her. She gave me directions to her house and when I went to pick her up there were two houses on the property and I went to the wrong house Judy answered the door and we have been friends ever since.
Posted by Mary Hoffman on January 2, 2024
I met Judy while working at the hospital in Mitchell. She then learned that my husband Gary was her UPS driver. We kept in contact over the last couple years. My heart sank when I heard the news of her passing. I will always remember her kind soul and loving heart. Rest in peace dear lady. You will be missed by many
Posted by Bonnie Rasmussen on December 31, 2023
Judy was a very kind and caring person, no matter her troubles or health issues she was always concerned about how you and your family was. She will be missed, Rest In Peace
Posted by Lee & Barb Engel on December 30, 2023
Our deepest sympathy and prayers.
Posted by Mike Mathis on December 28, 2023
Rest in Peace Judy. Judy was a great employee but a better person, always early and never had to worry when she worked for you. My deepest sympathies.
Posted by Lori Tonak on December 28, 2023
I so agree with Larry and Della. Judy was such a gem and I enjoyed every minute working with her. I will miss our visits at the station. So many hugs and prayers for her entire family and friends.
Posted by Larry and Della on December 28, 2023
What a honest trustworthy person Judy was. She had a great sense of humor and was wonderful with the customers at the BP station. We need more Judies in the world.
Posted by Frank Scott on December 27, 2023
Judy was a grand person. Deepest sympathy!
Posted by Patty Surat on December 27, 2023
I so enjoyed working with Judy at the gas station. And the short little visits since when we ran into each other. Rest in Peace Judy.
Posted by Jennifer Scott on December 27, 2023
Judy was a wonderful and nice lady. She always had kind words for us when we'd come in the gas station, as kids and into adulthood. She will be missed around town.
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