Julius E. Julson

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Julius E. Julson

May 22, 2019

Julius E. Julson Julius "Hoot" E. Julson
Julius "Hoot" E. Julson, 77, passed peacefully and beautifully at home in the loving embrace of Karen Ann, his bride of 56 years, Wednesday, May 22, 2019.
Hoot was brought into this world June 10, 1942, the seventh of eight children to Franklin and Lillian Julson in Oxford, Wis.; was baptized/confirmed in the Oxford Missouri Lutheran Synod Church; and was able to skip-out of farm work often enough to graduate from Oxford High School, class of 1960. From there, Hoot entered the U.S. Army, and later Reserves, where he served his country with great pride for 38 years and earned the esteemed rank of Command Sergeant Major. He loved to read practically anything and eventually steered his interests towards completing a bachelor's degree exactly 30 years to the day after receiving his high school diploma. Upon retiring, Julius continued his passion for learning and became quite articulate in his three favorite subjects: politics, baseball and beer, with strong emphasis on the latter two.
Hoot counted his family as his most beloved achievement, grandest gift and greatest joy. He now waits in Heaven for his wife, Karen; their two sons and daughters-in-law, Jeff (Heather) and Marlin (Eve); seven grandchildren, Emily, Julius, Sam, Rye, Andrea, Zach and Anikka; and one great-grandchild, Lucy. He also waits for his sisters, Linda (Doug) Phillips, Helen Kottka and Marian Lake; and many dear siblings-in-law, nieces, nephews and cousins from both his and Karen's side of the family. Preceding Hoot on this journey are son, Jon; parents, Frank and Lillian; brothers, Donald, Charles and Peter; sisters, Eleanore and Irene Geier; sister-in-law, Carol; and brothers-in-law, Ken Geier, Frank Lake and Jack Kottka.
Hoot enjoyed traveling immensely. He and Karen were able to see and experience all 50 states, more than half a dozen foreign countries and eventually settled into an 18-year-routine of skipping Wisconsin winters in favor of their Waikiki condo, on the Hawaiian Island of Oahu. During these travels, they've made many dear friends from all over the world, including his Mag-Seven Army family, his Reserve buddies, his Instructor clan, the Sparta team, the Timbercrest gang, and the Four Paddle kiwis. He cherished them all so deeply. And as he prepared for his final trip from earth, he and his family were blessed to receive the wonderful and compassionate care of the Gundersen Hospice Team. Per Hoot's request, there will be a celebration of life at a later date. And finally, we who remain behind from Hoot's latest adventure find great joy in the words of Romans 8:28 - "And we know that in all things, God work's together for good for those who love Him and are called according to His purpose." God speed, Hoot. We all love you and will see you soon.
Published on May 26, 2019
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Shirley Templin Nelson
Jan 13, 2020
Late condolences; just saw Julius' obit. on the internet. I was a first cousin---Lillian was my Dad's sister. You might remember stopping by the booth Dave and I rented at camping shows in the 90's. In 2000, we sold our Osseo Camping Resort and bought another business. Have been retired since 2010. We live near Lake Delton. Prayers for your comfort! My e-mail: saltn48@gmaiil.com
Joan Morgan
Jun 19, 2019
Karen and Family. You are in my thoughts and prayers. You have my deepest sympathy.
Ed Morris
May 29, 2019
He was one of the real good guys, Served as my CSM in usar. My best to family
Annette McConnell
May 29, 2019
Karen and Family,
I am praying and thinking of you during this difficult time. I will remember Julius as a kind, gentle, and happy man. He was a blessing to those who knew him.
Ken Hirst
May 29, 2019
My all your new adventures have a have a rubber duck in the end, your friend Ken
May 28, 2019
Our family in Northern Wisconsin will miss you greatly . Our love goes out to Aunt Karen and all our cousin. Love to all.
Wes and Sandy Carnahan
May 28, 2019
Our hearts and prayers are with you. We have lost a treasure.....
Sue Hanneman
May 28, 2019
Karen sending my deepest sympathies. Prayers and thoughts are with you
David Geier
May 28, 2019
Julius will be missed,---Karen, Jeff, Marlin and all your families to you all my deepest sympathies. He was my favorite uncle on my mother's side, and the Karen and him some of the most supportive when I lost my mother 8 years ago.I made the point to visit several times since then and what he shared about his early life growing up with my mother on the farm are stories I will always treasure. Julius and Karen Jeff and Marlin were always ones I loved to see when family came together. The values this family has shown are the ones I most admire and that shines through with the way they relate to .everyone.
Marsha Wiebeld
May 27, 2019
Dearest Karen.
My prayers are with you during this difficult journey.
Beth Ratledge
May 27, 2019
I had the pleasure of meeting Julius on multiple trips with the Clausing family to Wisconsin Dells. He was so funny and nice! He once gave me a t-shirt he bought for himself because I wanted one but there wasn't another one like it. I still have that t-shirt. Julius and Karen always treated me like I was part of the family. What a cute couple!! All my prayers to Karen and her family. My heart is broken for you.
Cheryl Majerus
May 26, 2019
My Uncle Julius - Always smiling and pleasant; a very kind and gentle soul who I will always remember with great fondness. My deepest sympathy to Karen, Jeff, Marlin and their families.
Dan and Susan Butterfield
May 26, 2019
Well done thou good and faithful servant is certainly how Julius was greeted as he crossed from his earthly life to eternity.
Barkley & Jade Coon
May 26, 2019
We will always remember the good times! I know our conversations was always enjoyable. His memories will always be with us!
Kari Tubbs
May 26, 2019
I was shocked to find out that Julius/Hoot Julson passed away on May 22, 2019. Ven though we haven't seen each other in many years, friendships are forever!! Karen & Family, you have my deepest & sincere sympathy. Julius will live on in your hearts & memories, and you know he'll be waiting to greet each & every one of those he loved when the time is meant to be❣
Lori Ward
May 26, 2019
I'm so sorry for the loss of Julius and it was an honor to meet him he was a great guy
Helen j kottka
May 26, 2019
I will miss you on my birthday , we always celebrated together the last few years, so many good memories of you and all of us kids on the farm! You always knew how to make me laugh! Bye , my baby brother!
Donald Goodhue
May 26, 2019
Sorry Karen for your loss I remember our great times we had together when we were stationed at fort Lewis ,Washington we'spent a lot of time together had many great weekends there will never forget them.
Jon and Michelle Robinett
May 26, 2019
So sorry to hear about your loss. Hoot was a wonderful man. He will be missed on earth but is surely making heaven an even more glorious place today.
Helen j kottka happy birthday , in heaven, I will miss you , you always knew how to make me laugh!
May 26, 2019
Charlene Holler
May 26, 2019
Karen, I am so very sorry to hear of Julius's passing. As I read his obituary I feel the immense loss for .you and your entire family. Though our paths have not crossed for many years, actually decades, know that you are all in my prayers.
Sandy ONeill (Honey)
May 26, 2019
I am so sorry to hear about Julius...it sounds like you two had a awesome life together...your memories will comfort you
Bruce & Jayne Braswell
May 26, 2019
Rest in peace Hoot.