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Judith Ann Reiff

May 23, 1940 - June 1, 2013

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Judith A. Reiff, age 73, of Hayward, WI passed away on Saturday, June 1, 2013 at Hayward Area Memorial Hospital.

Judith Ann was born May 23, 1940 in Duluth, MN the daughter of Lawrence and Cecelia (Szybnski) Gaida. She was raised in the Duluth area and graduated from Cathedral High School in 1958. Judith worked several jobs after high school and then met Robert R. Reiff. Judy and Bob were married on September 23, 1961 at St. Benedicts Catholic Church in Duluth. Together they lived in Duluth, MN, Ankeny, IA, Minnetonka, MN and then...

Judith A. Reiff, age 73, of Hayward, WI passed away on Saturday, June 1, 2013 at Hayward Area Memorial Hospital.

Judith Ann was born May 23, 1940 in Duluth, MN the daughter of Lawrence and Cecelia (Szybnski) Gaida. She was raised in the Duluth area and graduated from Cathedral High School in 1958. Judith worked several jobs after high school and then met Robert R. Reiff. Judy and Bob were married on September 23, 1961 at St. Benedicts Catholic Church in Duluth. Together they lived in Duluth, MN, Ankeny, IA, Minnetonka, MN and then settled in Hayward, WI in 1987. Judy and Bob purchased Hayward Motors in 1987. In 1995 Judy and Bob retired when they sold their business. While Judy held other jobs throughout her life she always considered herself as a mother first. Judy was very active with outdoor activities including gardening, golfing, downhill skiing, snowmobiling, boating, kayaking and her numerous walks along Linden Road. She enjoyed traveling in the RV with her beloved husband, Bob, enjoying many trips together. Among her favorites were to Texas and Florida. She loved planning and cooking meals for her family, and watching all kinds of sports, especially when her children or grandchildren were involved. She was a member of the St. Joseph Catholic Church in Hayward.

Judy is survived by her husband of 51 years, Bob; four children, Amy (Patrick) Minea of Edina, MN, Bob (Lisa) Reiff of Barrington, IL, Sally (Shaun) Hendrickson of Plymouth, MN, Andy (Stacy) Reiff of Victoria, MN; eight grandchildren, Alyssa, Bobby, Max, Abby, Jack, Cole, Ben and Zach; three brothers, Richard (Delores ) Gaida, Lawrence "Bud" (Stephanie) Gaida, George (Paula) Gaida; two sisters, Marge (Frank) Contardo, Mary Harris; and many nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her parents and two brothers, Jim and Tom Gaida.