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Judith Peifer

July 8, 1943 — April 21, 2017

Gridley-Judith "Judy" Kay Peifer, 73, of Gridley passed away at 2:41 am on Friday, April 21, 2017 at OSF St. Joseph Medical Center in Bloomington.

She was born on July 8, 1943 in Gridley, IL a daughter of Edward and Helen Underwood Hussemann. She married Charles "Chuck" Peifer on May 8, 1967 in Bloomington. He survives.

Also surviving are her children, Art (Jennifer) Peifer of Towanda; Kayleen (Troy) Peifer-Dambold of Gridley; two grandchildren, Trace and Logan Peifer; one sister-in-law, Diane Hussemann of Florida; and two nephews Ryan and Adam Hussemann.

She was preceded in death by her parents, one sister, Donna Metz; one brother, Edwin Hussemann; and one infant brother, Dwane Hussemann.

Judy worked at Gridley Dental for over 50 years. She was the office manager but helped in many other ways. Judy was a very compassionate person. She would send out cards for various occasions to friends and family and she loved to take drives looking for deer. She also enjoyed cooking, baking, and watching sports. In her early years she loved to fish. She helped volunteer at blood drives for the American Red Cross and helped various people with their finances and accounting. Most of all she enjoyed spending time with her family, especially her grandsons.

Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m., Tuesday, April 25, 2017 at the Christ Community Church in Gridley. Pastor Grant Stauter will officiate. Visitation will be from 5-7 pm Monday at Christ Community Church in Gridley. Ruestman-Harris Funeral Home in El Paso is assisting the family with arrangements. Burial will be in Gridley Cemetery.

Judy's family would like to thank the doctors, nurses, and all other staff involved with her compassionate care at OSF St. Joseph Medical Center.

Memorials may be directed to Christ Community Church, Salvation Army, OSF St. Joseph Medical Center, or the American Legion in Gridley. Online tributes and condolences may be sent to


APR 24. 5:00 PM - 7:00 PM (CDT)

Christ Community Church
Gridley, IL

Funeral Service

APR 25. 11:00 AM (CDT)

Christ Community Church
Gridley, IL

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