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Judy (Sylling) Possen

March 28, 1946 ~ April 8, 2021 (age 75)


Judy Ann Possen, age 75, of Fargo, ND, entered Heaven on Thursday, April 8, 2021, at her home surrounded by her family.

Judy Ann (Sylling) Possen was born March 28, 1946 to Norris and Joy (Olson) Sylling. Being the oldest of four girls, she was a tomboy growing up on a farm five miles south of Oberon ND. Judy loved working in the barn, in the yard and fields. She was happiest when riding horse and singing with her sisters at church and various events. While in Oberon High School she enjoyed basketball cheerleading and graduated in 1964.

Shortly after High School Judy moved to Whittier California to live with her paternal grandparents Alfred and Iva Sylling. Their living testimony in Christ was so very pleasing to her that during a church service on January 17, 1965 the pastor gave an altar call where she went forward and accepted Jesus Christ as her personal Lord and Savior.  Judy immediately found happiness and comfort as a child of God knowing He would take care of any and all things in her life. Alfred and Iva helped her through her first childbirth, a baby boy (Mark Bray) and placed him for adoption. A miracle reunion between Mark & Judy happened 40 years later.

In June 1966 Judy married George E Noyes in California. They had four children: Christie, Scott, Tricia and Robert.

On October 19, 1978 Judy married Robert R. Possen in Sheyenne, ND and he helped raise the children. They lived on a dairy farm near Woodlake ND. Moving a few times around North Dakota they eventually made their home in Fargo. Judy worked at Blue Cross Blue Shield of ND from 1988 – 2014. When she retired, she started working and volunteering at Bethel Evangelical Free Church up until a couple weeks before her passing.

Judy experienced God’s grace and mercy throughout her life and her cancer journey. The power of prayer by so many of her family and friends had kept most of this journey pain free. She trusted in God’s faithfulness and leaned on His word, knowing that “all things work together for good to those who love God, to those who are called according to His purpose.” (Romans 8:28) Throughout her life she took comfort believing Jesus was always with her, loving her and providing for all her needs. Yet Judy’s greatest ambition was to share Christ with others. She loved people and her legacy was to share with all family, friends, neighbors, and co-workers the love of Jesus and encouraged them to join her one day in heaven.

Judy is survived by her husband Bob, children, Mark Bray (Shannon) children Hannah & Jacob; Scott Noyes (Donna) children Kaylee, Andrew & Dawson); Christie’s children Ciara, Loren, Chyan & Brayden, Tricia Noyes (Alex, Mercedes & Hunter); Robert Noyes (Julie) children Austin & Lexus, 14 grandchildren, 14 great grandchildren. Sisters Cherryl Bach (Brad), Peggy Lindstrom (Don), Patty Altringer (Doug) and sister in-law Nancy Sylling. Preceded in death by her parents Norris and Joy Sylling; brother Bobby Sylling; daughter Christie Dickens; and granddaughter Kenadi Dickens; grandparents Alfred and Iva Sylling and Thorwald and Betsy Olson.

Visitation:   5-7pm Friday, April 16, 2021, with a Prayer Service at 7pm, all in West Funeral Home, West Fargo, ND.

Memorial Service:   2pm Saturday, April 17, 2021 in Bethel Church, Fargo.

Interment:   Hillside Cemetery, Oberon, ND, at a later date.

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Funeral Service


April 16, 2021

5:00 PM to 7:00 PM
West Funeral Home & Life Tribute Center
321 Sheyenne Street
West Fargo, ND 58078

Prayer Service
April 16, 2021

7:00 PM
West Funeral Home & Life Tribute Center
321 Sheyenne Street
West Fargo, ND 58078

Memorial Service
April 17, 2021

2:00 PM
Bethel Church
2702 30 Avenue South
Fargo, ND 58103

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