Julia Lynn Woeltje, 52, of Cape Girardeau died Wednesday, August 31, 2016 at her home surrounded by her family.  She passed away quietly and peacefully after a long illness.

She was born October 4, 1963 in Neubruecke, Germany, daughter of Darryl Keith and Maureen Gail Peirano Gerstner.  She and David W. Woeltje were married October 1, 1988.

Julia lived her youngest years on U.S. Army posts where her father was stationed.  She loved telling stories about her happy childhood and credited her parents with her experiences. Julia attended school in St. Louis and graduated from Northwest High School in Jefferson County, Missouri.  She then attended SEMO University in Cape Girardeau, specializing in business organization. After she and David were married, she assisted him in the family business, Midway Auto Body. In 1998, they welcomed their son, Adam. Julie was an enthusiastic, dedicated mother – a role she cherished. She worked tirelessly during Adam’s Boy Scout years as a den leader, and gained lifelong friendships with other dedicated mothers.

Loving survivors include her husband of 27 years, David; a son, Adam of Cape Girardeau; her mother, Maureen Gerstner of Bonne Terre, Missouri; a brother, John Gerstner of Arnold, Missouri; a sister-in-law, Deanna (James) Long of Jackson; and a brother-in-law, Dennis (Sheryl Smith) Woeltje of Cape Girardeau.

She was preceded in death by her father and grandparents.

The visitation will be from 1 p.m. until service time Saturday, September 3, 2016 in chapel B of McCombs Funeral Home and Cremation Center in Jackson. The memorial service will be at 3 p.m. Saturday, at the funeral home with Rev. Nancy Smith officiating.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the American Cancer Society.

Online condolences may be sent to the family by visiting www.mccombsfuneralhome.com.

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  1. VG

    Condolences to all at this time of grief. May the God of all comfort, comfort you and help to heal the pain in your hearts. Soon all these things will be a thing of the past.

  2. Rene Smith

    Jules…. our memories are forever stamped in my mind. I miss you already so much. The evening we met after that scout night at Orchard, I said to myself that lady was really nice. I didn’t know then how you would touch and be a part of my life for so many years to come. Our girls nights out or in were the best. I wish I had so many many more to share with you. I don’t know how to begin going on without you. I don’t want to, however somehow I will have to figure that out. I am glad your not in pain anymore with that stupid CANCER and happy you are with your dad again. I don’t know how long it will be but wait for me my dear friend, I will come. Love you forever and forever…… Rene

  3. katherine grass

    May the Angels of Comfort and Healing wrap you all safely in their arms. I was saddened to hear of Julie’s passing…she was such a good person. Blessings to all concerned during this time of grief.

    Katherine Grass

  4. Craig & Patti Petzoldt

    Our deepest sympathy to the family. Pray the family feels God’s love and grace during this time of grief.

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