Judith “Judie” Oien


Baltic, SD

June 17, 2020

Judith “Judie” Oien, 77, of Baltic passed away Wednesday, June 17, 2020 at the Dougherty Hospice House surrounded by her family.

Funeral services will begin at 1:00 PM Monday, June 22, 2020 at Baltic Lutheran Church, Baltic.  Visitation with the family present will be from 2-5:00 PM Sunday at the Minnehaha Funeral Home, Baltic. Burial will be in the East Nidaros Lutheran Cemetery, rural Baltic.  To protect the health of others, the family kindly respects condolence from a distance if anyone feels they should not attend.  Face masks are also requested.

Judith Ellen was born January 8, 1943 in Dell Rapids to parents, Ralph and Viola (Hawk) Van Vooren.  She grew up in Dell Rapids and graduated from St. Mary High School.

She married Iver Oien August 25, 1962 at St. Mary Catholic Church in Dell Rapids.  After their marriage they made their home in Baltic, where she enjoyed things with the grandkids, suppers with cousins, tending to her flowers and just spending time with her family and husband.

Judie worked as a nurse at the Dell Rapids Hospital, owned and operated the Baltic Café and then worked for Sunderman Manufacturing until her retirement.

Grateful for having shared her life are her husband, Iver, Baltic; children, Beth (Wayne) Hanson, Wentworth; Wendy (Steve) Hartman, Colton; Carrie (Mark) Flaskey, Trent; and Mitchell (Patty) Oien, Baltic; eight grandchildren, Ryan (Annie) Hanson, Jill Hanson, Cody (Kelsey) Hartman, Tyler Baatz, Lake Oien, Cassie Hartman, Cauy Oien, Paige Oien, and Tate Flaskey; four great grandchildren, Hyde Hanson, Laney Hanson, Dash Hanson, and Riggen Hartman; brother, Marc (Andrea) Van Vooren, Colman; a sister, Lynnette (Terry) Eck, Sioux Falls and many special cousins and friends.

Judie was preceded in death by her parents, a son, Steven and brother in law, Bill Zeig.