Judith Sara (Anderson) Hauffe
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Judith Sara (Anderson) Hauffe

Sioux Falls - Funeral services will be 10 a.m. Thursday (April 8) for Judith Sara (Anderson) Hauffe, 87, Sioux Falls, who died Tuesday night, March 30, while at home, surrounded by her husband and family. She had been in hospice care in her late stages of Alzheimer's disease. The funeral will be held at George Boom Funeral Home in Sioux Falls with the Rev. Paul Rohde, Springdale Lutheran Church, officiating. Visitation will be held at the funeral home from 5-7 p.m. Wednesday.

Judith Sara was born May 20, 1933, at Erwin, S.D., as the youngest of four children to C.V. Albin and Mary Warlick (Jones) Anderson. Albin was a first generation Swedish farmer who had established a hardware store in Erwin with a cousin following World War I. Her mother was a school teacher who was native to central North Carolina and taught at Hartford, S.D., during 1918 and then at Erwin.

Judy attended grade school at Erwin and then at the one-room schoolhouse north of Estelline, S.D., called Cozy Cottage. She graduated at Estelline High School in 1951 and attended two years at University of S.D. in Vermillion. She married Paul O. Hauffe, also a student at USD, on Aug. 27, 1952, at Trinity Lutheran Church in Estelline. They became the proud parents of three sons, Richard, Konard and Ted. Wherever they lived, the Hauffes were active members of the Lutheran Church.

After living in Walla Walla, Wash., and Vienna, Va., Judy and Paul built their retirement home in the Lincoln Lakes development southeast of Sioux Falls. They moved into Sioux Falls in June 2017 when Alzheimer's disease in Judy was advancing.

During the 24 years in Virginia, Judy was employed by manufacturers of electronic sensing equipment that had been used by EROS and various firms. She was member of Eastern Star since 1953 and served as a past queen of Daughters of the Nile in 1997. She was a 47-year member of Sweet Adelines, starting with the Vienna-Falls Chapter in Virginia (1968-1991) which reached the pinnacle of international champions during 1988. After moving to South Dakota, she sang with the Sioux Falls Sound Cascade chorus (1992-2016). She and Paul were active members of Springdale Lutheran Church in rural Sioux Falls.

Judy enjoyed gardening, making wine as a hobby and entertaining family and friends in their home where she displayed her superb culinary skills. She and Paul always made time for ballroom dancing. The couple made many travels abroad during retirement touring Europe, North America and boarding cruises from Alaska to around the horn of South America at Tierra del Fuego.

Judith Sara Hauffe is survived by her husband, Paul; three sons, Richard (Mary) of Sioux Falls, Konard (Penny) of Brookings, SD, and Theodore (Debbie) of Warrenton, Va.; nine grandchildren, Alex, Annika, Daniel, Ian, Jennie, Jessica, Mary, Richard and Sara; nine great-grandchildren. Other than her parents, she is preceded in death by her sisters, Juanita Beam and Audrey VanBemmel, and her brother, Durant Anderson. She is survived by two cousins, Barrett Jones and Mary Ellen (Jones) Talbot.

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Published in Argus Leader from Apr. 2 to Apr. 4, 2021.
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April 6, 2021
So very sorry to learn of your loss Rick. What an incredible life your mom led. Thinking of your family!
Timothy Schmitz
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