Julie Anne (Stutzman) Halvorson, age 51, from Glencoe, passed away Friday, Aug. 4, 2017, after a courageous battle with cancer.
She was born Feb. 12, 1966, in St. Paul.
Julie graduated from Prairie du Chien High School in 1984. She attended Winona State University from 1984 to 1989, where she was a member of the gymnastics team which won national titles in both 1985 and 1987. Julie was inducted into the Collegiate Athletic Hall of Fame twice as a result of those efforts, along with her teammates.
An accomplished pianist, Julie had a great love for music. In more recent years, she added the cello to her musical repertoire. She loved sitting down and playing either instrument in her spare time.
Julie married Wade K. Halvorson III July 17, 1992. A faithful wife and loving mother, their children were her treasures on earth.
Julie lived life to its fullest and loved deeply. She was a friend to many, showing compassion to all. Julie cared for people and had a beautiful way of making all feel welcome and at ease around her.
Always up for an adventure and known for her bent towards spontaneity, she excelled at “behind the scenes” surprises for others, executed with a little gleam in her eye.
Her greatest adventure however, was following Jesus Christ. She loved Him above all else with a great passion, which was the driving force in all she did. Julie carried this treasure of Christ within her earthly vessel, and has now faithfully won the prize of eternity with her Savior.
“Many daughters have done well, but you excel them all. Charm is deceitful and beauty is passing, but a woman who fears the Lord, she shall be praised. Give her the fruit of her hands, and let her own works praise her in the gates”. Proverbs 31:29-31
Julie was preceded in death by her father, James Stutzman.
She is survived by her husband, Wade K. Halvorson III; children Cara, Reid, Benjamin, Gabriel, and Wade IV; mother Susan (Klenk) Stutzman; sister Jennifer (Kerry) Ojibway; mother-in-law Dr. Sandra Halvorson; sister-in-law Kathy (Dan) Deis; and nephews and nieces Brenden and Kelly Ojibway; and Emily, Allie, Mayme, and Daniel Deis.
A memorial service took place Wednesday, Aug. 9 at 11 a.m. at Watertown Evangelical Free Church.
Arrangements were with the Watertown Iten’s Funeral Home. Memorials may be given to the Halvorson Children Education Fund through Citizens Alliance Bank in Watertown, (952)955-2992.