Judy Basaraba, 82, Mandan, passed at Sanford on December 17, 2022.
A funeral service will be held 11:00 a.m., Friday, Dec. 23, at Eastgate Funeral Service, 2302 East Divide Ave, Bismarck.
Visitation will be held one hour prior to the service.
Burial will be held at Sunset Memorial Gardens, Bismarck.
On Thursday October 24, 1940, a very small feisty baby entered the world. She was so tiny she fit in a shoe box. Her parents Floyd and Catherine (Honan) Sprout of Mercer welcomed their fourth child.
Judy graduated from Mercer High School and moved to Bismarck to find her next adventure, not knowing she would meet a handsome young farmer at a dance in Wilton: the rest was history. She married Harry Basaraba in McClusky on June 17, 1961 and began farming with his parents. The 5’0, 90lbs dynamo worked as hard and as long as anyone in the field, whether she was running equipment in the fields or carrying water ¼ mile to the hog barn. She was dad’s partner in everything until retiring to Washburn then Mandan to be closer to their daughters. She remained a feisty woman till the end.
She is survived by her daughters, Bonnie (Chad Stroh), Karla (Glenn) Wolf and Mary Kay (Terry) Ochsner; grandchildren, Tyler (Jana) Wolf, Jesse (Olivia) Wolf, Erika Ochsner, Trent (Megan) Ochsner, Kaylee Stroh; seven great-grandchildren, Ruby, Raleigh, Rosey, Oliver and Theo, and Caleb and Zane; many nieces and nephews including a special niece, Deb Knuth, also her siblings, Peggy Dockter and Don (Pat) Sprout.
Judy was preceded in death by her husband, Harry; parents, Floyd and Catherine; special in-laws, John and Mary Basaraba; siblings, Walter Sprout and Raymond and Gail Deboer, brother-in-law and sister-in law, Donald and Olga Noon, and brother-in-law, Art Dockter.
Even though her stay at Sanford was brief and she left us too soon, the inpatient hospice care and her nurses on 7 NE were amazing. A very special Christmas gift to us all. A special shout out to Morgan, Casey, Amber and Jill.
Mom we checked, the stove is off.