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Julie Willmert, 69

Jan 19, 2014

Blue Earth Julie Willmert, age 69, of Blue Earth, passed away Saturday, Jan. 11, 2014, at her home.

Memorial Service was held at 2 p.m. on Saturday, Jan. 18, 2014, at Jacobsen & Winter Funeral Home in Blue?Earth. The Rev. Lois Abel officiated. Visitation was one hour prior to the memorial service at the funeral home. Burial will be in Riverside Cemetery, in Blue Earth, at a later date.

Julie Irene Willmert was born Dec. 20, 1944, to Milton Paschke and Ann (Hovland) Paschke, in Blue Earth. Along with her brother, Steven, they made their home just east of Blue Earth.

Julie unexpectedly passed in her home on Saturday, Jan. 11, 2014.

She married Harley Willmert in 1963. Julie’s love of the land kept her busy gardening, sharing her produce with many, and helping with harvest every year. Her strong spirit, sense of humor and devotion to her family carried her through life. As a young woman her beautiful singing and love for playing the piano brought joy to many in her church and at community musical productions. Teaching herself to sew as a teenager, she blessed not only her family, but many friends with her quilts, socks and hand crafted items. Recently, Julie loved teaching classes at Michele’s Sewing & Vacuum in Blue Earth and attending Community Bible Study in Fairmont.

She is survived by her children, Anita (Gary) Peluso, of Redmond, Wash., Jeff (Deidre) Willmert, of Buffalo Center, Iowa, and Stefan Willmert, of Myrtle Beach, S.C.; and her grandchildren, Justin, Logan (Cassie), Amanda and Brandon Willmert.

She is preceded in death by her parents; and her brother, Steven.

Jacobsen & Winter Funeral Home in Blue Earth assisted the family with the arrangements.

Online condolences can be left at www.winterfuneralhome.com