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Memorial visitation

Winterrowd Funeral Home
Monday October 18th, 2021
10:00am - 12:00pm

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Monday October 18th, 2021
10:00am - 12:00pm

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Memorial Service

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Monday October 18th, 2021
12:00pm

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Monday October 18th, 2021
12:00pm

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Julie Lauritson

Julie Andrea Lauritson, 55 of Bloomington and formerly of Streator passed away Tuesday October 12, 2021.

Following cremation, a visitation will be held Monday from 10 AM until 12noon at the Winterrowd Funeral Home, Streator.  Memorial services will be held Monday at noon at the funeral home with burial in the Riverview Cemetery, Streator.

Julie was born on October 15, 1965 in Streator to Bernard and Dayle (Artman) Minkler.

Surviving are her son, Jordan (Laura) Flex of Bloomington, daughters, Morgan (Kyle) Flex Siebert of Normal and Natalie (William) Flex Bessler of Normal, 3 grandchildren; Landon, Leighton and Reilly, her mother Dayle Minkler of Streator, her brother, Bernie Minkler of Streator, sisters, Jayne Williams of Huntington Beach, CA and Krista Skien of Bushnell.

She is preceded in death by her father, maternal grandparents, Don and Norma Gaddis, Uncle Stanley Artman and her aunt and uncle, Sally and Ron Lorey.

Julie graduated from Streator High school in 1983 and she attended Brookhaven college in Texas for her associate’s degree in nursing graduating in 1988. She pursued her Bachelor’s of Science in Nursing at Illinois State University in 2005 and attended Loyola University in New Orleans receiving her Master’s of Science in Nursing in 2010.

She was a lifetime learner and was always looking for ways to better herself. Julie loved nursing and helping as many people as possible through education and leadership. She was a talented cook and loved to cook for her family and friends. She dedicated much of her time and efforts to her children’s sports and activities like gymnastics, football, wrestling, and trampoline. Julie didn’t stop there though, she loved to support everyone and be involved in as much as she could. While working full time, she taught childbirth education classes, coached her daughter’s softball team, she was president of Normal West Booster Club, and attended many games and competitions. Julie was a wonderful grandma, mom, sister, daughter, and friend. She was very creative through art, crafts, music, house projects, and painting.

Memorials may be made in her name to the Humane Society of Central Illinois, Normal.


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I met Julie in August of 1972 at Oakland Park School. She was one of the students in my first class of teaching. A day rarely went by without her making some pleasant comment to me or saying something nice. She was a bright spot in my day. A teacher always remembers their first class, and I will always remember Julie.David Bullard Second Grade

David Bullard Oct 18 2021 12:00 AM

Dayle and family: So sorry to hear of your loss. Your in my prayers.

Patty Long Oct 18 2021 12:00 AM

My heart and prayers go out to the family of Julie~ May she Rest in Eternal Peace~ God Bless

Pamela Bute Oct 15 2021 12:00 AM

Mr. & Mrs. William Bessler - We are deeply sorry for your loss. All of us here in Economic & Community Development are thinking of you and your family during this difficult time. From City of Bloomington Economic & Community Development Department

From City of Bloomington Economic & Community Development Department Nov 30 -0001 12:00 AM

We are so sorry for the loss of your mother. May all the good memories be of comfort to you. We will continue to keep you all in our prayers.Dr. Dickhut and your Central Illinois Spine Family

Dr. Dickhut and your Central Illinois Spine Family Nov 30 -0001 12:00 AM

So sorry for your loss, Krista & Bernie. I have fond memories of talking to your sister when I used to come over with Lisa. My sincerest condolences to you and your family.David Birins

David Birins Nov 30 -0001 12:00 AM

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Nov 30 -0001 12:00 AM