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MEISTER, Judith Sep 19, 1942 – Nov 23, 2021

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LAFAYETTE [mdash] Judith A. (Kieft) Meister passed away peacefully at home in Lafayette, Indiana with her family at her side on Tuesday, November 23, 2021 from kidney failure. Judy was born September 19, 1942, in Muskegon, Michigan, to John and Ina (Isabella Hayford) Kieft. She graduated from Muskegon High School in 1960.
On December 15, 1962 Judy married Eric Meister and he survives. They were married for 58 years.
Judy spent most of her life raising and enjoying and loving her family, becoming proficient in many art forms including painting, sculpture and jewelry. She enjoyed gardening, nature, and traveling. Her trips included Alaska, Europe, the Caribbean, the Mediterranean, and her second home in Hawaii.
While raising her family she enrolled and graduated from Indiana State University with a degree in public relations and journalism. She took many art courses while in college, thus increasing her desires and skills for art. During college she worked as a journalist for the school newspaper. After graduation she used her skills working in sales, developing in-house newsletters for businesses including Hospice in Terre Haute, Indiana.
Throughout her life she displayed unconditional love, not only for her family but also for all of her friends.
Besides her husband Eric, Judy leaves behind her children: Mark Meister (Louisville, KY), Marsha Finnie (husband Jimmy) (Indianapolis, IN), and Michael Meister (Los Angeles, CA); her grandchildren: Spencer McHugh (Indianapolis, IN) and Lauren McHugh (Indianapolis, IN); her great-granddaughter: Gracie White; and her brother: John R. Kieft Jr. (wife Julie) (Enumclaw, WA).
Preceding her in death besides her parents is her sister: Janet Redman.
The family is extremely grateful to Dr. Sudha Rani, her caregivers, and Franciscan Hospice Care.
Following her wishes, private family services were held.
Memorial contribution in lieu of flowers to: Tippecanoe Arts Federation, 638 North Street, Lafayette, IN 47901; TippecanoeArts.org. Share memories and condolences online at:
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