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Judy Muffenbier

Oct 9, 2021

April 12, 1957-Sept. 13, 2021

Judy Kay (Olson)

Muffenbier, age 64 of

Aneta, North Dakota was born

April 12, 1957, in Butte,

Montana to Donald and

Marjorie (Wentz) Olson.

She died Monday, Sep-

tember 13, 2021 at the

Park View Health Care

Center in Aneta.

Judy’s family moved to

North Dakota when she

was very young and they

made their homes on dif-

ferent farmsteads near

York, Wolford and Balta.

She started her grade

school education at York

and Wolford and for a

brief time attended Junior

High in Rugby. In 1971,

her family settled on a

farm south of Balta where

she completed her educa-

tion. Judy was united in

marriage to Rodney Muf-

fenbier on November 3,

1973, at Our Lady of Mt.

Carmel Catholic Church

in Balta. To this union a

son, David John Muffen-

bier was born on April1,

1973. Judy and Rodney

were later divorced in


Judy had a second son

with Dave Gross, Daysun

Daju Gross on December

31, 1984. Judy and Dave

made their home Zeeland,

North Dakota and later

moved to Minot after a

house fire destroyed their

home. Judy and Dave’s

son Daysun was killed in

a car accident on August

23, 2002. Dave Gross died

on October 31, 2011. Ear-

lier in Judy’s adult life,

she was diagnosed with

drug induced schizo-

phrenia, causing multiple

personalities, thus caus-

ing her to be on various

medications to help her

mental shortcomings. Fol-

lowing Dave’s death in 2011,

Judy’s mental state de-

clined and she had to be

hospitalized for a brief

time at the North Dakota

State Hospital in James-

town. Judy later moved

into Bridge Point TL, a

halfway house for adults.

While at this home, Judy

worked at a company

called Progressive Enter-

prise. She loved her in-

dependence, being able to

work and take the bus to

and from work. She also

enjoyed earning her own

money, so she could buy

the things she enjoyed in

life, like jewelry, different

nail polishes and lotions.

She so enjoyed going to

rummage and garage sales

where she could buy little


In 2016, she was diag-

nosed with Breast Cancer

and was transferred to

Fargo for surgery, chemo

and radiation treatments.

During her stay sin Fargo

for treatments, her current

home at Bridge Point TL

closed and she was forced

to find a new home. Judy

found a new home at Park

View Health Care Center

in Aneta. Upon a family

visit with Judy at Park

View, Judy seemed quite

happy and content with

her new home. Some of

enjoyments while living

there were listening to

music, doing crafts,

watching TV with other

residents and attending

Mass faithfully on Sun-

days. Judy had many

struggles in her life due to

alcohol and drugs, but she

never gave up her faith in

our Lord and Savior. We

know she is at peace in


Survivors include her

son David Muffenbier of

Mandan and his sons,

Alex and Chase Muffen-

bier; her siblings, LuAnn

(Tim) Johnson and Connie

(Terry) Grove, all of Rug-

by; Jim (Donna) Olson,

Fargo; Ron (Marcy) Olson,

Hazen, and Cheryl (Allen)

Hager of Anamoose;

nieces, nephews and

friends. She was preceded

in death by her son Day-

sun Gross; a grandson,

Sean Michael Muffenbier;

special friend and com-

panion, Dave Gross; sis-

ters, Donna Nelson, Karen

Olson and Carol Olson;

and her parents.

Memorial Services will

be held at 10:00 a.m. Sa-

turday, October 9th with a

rosary service beginning

at 9:30 a.m., all in the

Anderson Funeral Home

Chapel, Rugby. Burial will

be in the Little Flower

Catholic Cemetery, Rug-

by. Father Franklin Miller,


Friends may call from 9

a.m. until the time of ser-

vice in the Funeral Home

Arrangements with the

Anderson Funeral Home

of Rugby. Online registry:



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