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Judy May Meisner

Judy May Meisner died on Saturday, May 18, 2024, in Spearfish, South Dakota, at the age of 77.

Judy was born on September 12, 1946, to Julius and Lola (Miller) Adam in Deadwood, South Dakota. Her family lived in Deadwood, Tinton and Spearfish while she was growing up.

She was very close with her cousins and made many special memories with them. Judy was always up for getting together with family and enjoying a good visit.

Judy met Edward Meisner at the Beulah bar and later married him in 1971. They owned a ranch southwest of Sundance and raised their two children there.

Judy was a homemaker who enjoyed her weekly bowling league and playing cards with her friends. One of her favorite pastimes was solving puzzles, both jigsaw and the word/number puzzles.

Her children and the grandchildren were her greatest joys in life. She created many handcrafted items for them to enjoy from crocheted blankets to yearly Christmas ornaments. She was always excited to hear about their accomplishments or funny stories and was always encouraging them to be the best in whatever they were doing.

Judy is survived by her children, Kelly (Jon) Terry of Abingdon, Virginia and George (Sarah) Meisner of Sundance, Wyoming; six grandchildren, MaKayla, Nicholas, Becca, Erin, Marcus, and Katie; two great granddaughters, Raegan and Ryelynn; and her sister, Leona Lewis of Port Angeles, Washington.

She is preceded in death by her parents, Julius and Lola Adam; her husband, Edward Meisner; her brothers, Garry Adam and Jerry Adam.

Funeral services were Thursday, May 23, 2024 at Fidler-Roberts & Isburg Funeral Chapel in Sundance with a reception following at the Sundance United Methodist Church. Burial was at Black Hills National Cemetery.

Arrangements are under the care of Fidler-Roberts & Isburg Funeral Chapel of Sundance. Online condolences may be written at