The memorial service for Julie Ann Klages, of Morris, Minnesota will be held on Friday, March 31, 2017 at 2:00 p.m. at the United Methodist Church in Ortonville, Minnesota, with Reverend Melanie Reiners officiating. Visitation will be Thursday, from 5 to 7 p.m. with a prayer service at 7:00 p.m. at Pedersen Funeral Home in Morris and one hour prior to services on Friday at the church. Burial will be at the Mound Cemetery, Ortonville.
Julie Ann Klages, daughter of David and Elouise (Culbreth) Klages was born on December 1, 1959 in Ortonville, Minnesota. She was baptized and confirmed in her faith at the United Methodist Church, March 23, 1975. Julie graduated from Ortonville High School in 1978 and continued her education at the Willmar Area Vocational and Technical Institute, in Willmar, MN. Receiving her degree as a legal secretary, Julie moved to Minneapolis and worked at the federal government center. In 1982, she moved to Morris and worked at Fluegel Helseth McLaughlin Anderson & Brutlag Law Firm. Julie also worked in food service at the Morris Public School, SCMC, and West Wind Village. She also worked for Hardees, McDonald's and Taco Johns. In the most recent years, Julie worked at Divine Homes.
It was important to Julie to give back to the community and as she was able volunteered at West Wind Village, Salvation Army in Morris and the Morris Public Schools. Having a love for music she enjoyed playing the piano and listening to music. She also enjoyed reading, flower gardening, fishing and enjoyed watching the Ellen Show. Loving cats she had many over the years. Julie's greatest love and enjoyment was spending time with her children and grandchildren doing everyday things. She was very proud of their accomplishments.
Julie died on Sunday, March 26, 2017 at her home in Morris, after battling many health problems. She was 57 years old.
She is survived by: her son: Tristan Hoyer of Morris; her daughters: Regina (Tim) Lighthall of St. Cloud and Tabitha Klages of Alexandria; her mother: Elouise Klages of Ortonville; three brothers: Jeff (Mary) Klages of Ortonville, James (Julie) Klages of Chamberlain, SD and Jerald (Kristen) Klages of Hawley; three sisters: Joni (David Hernke) Quam of Cannon Falls, Jackie (Larry) Thielen of Granite Falls and Jeanne (Todd) Zeigler of Brookings, SD; three grandchildren and ten nieces and nephews.
Julie Ann Klages