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Julie M. Bonngard, 67

Julie M. Bonngard, age 67, of Hudson, passed away peacefully, surrounded by her family on Aug. 16, at the Christian Community Home in Hudson.

Julie was born Sept. 18, 1946, in River Falls to parents, Eugene and Margaret (Kolashinski) Beaudry. She grew up in Hudson and graduated from Hudson High School in 1965.

Julie was united in marriage to Stanley Bonngard on July 3, 1965, at the St. Patrick Catholic Church in Hudson. Julie and Stan had known each other since they were 14 years old. Together they began their family shortly after their marriage with the birth of their daughter, Dawn, followed by their two sons, Stan and Jeff.

For ten years, Julie worked at the County Clerk's Office in the St. Croix County Courthouse. The job allowed her to talk and make friends with many people as she was issuing marriage licenses and other documents. Julie was a social butterfly. A liver transplant in 2004, took her out of the workforce. This transplant was followed by several other medical issues that Julie fought for 10 years. Through her struggles, Julie always had a smile on her face.

She loved her family, especially all of her grandchildren. Julie also enjoyed cooking, and even taught her husband to cook when she was no longer able to do so.

Julie will forever remain in the hearts of her husband of 49 years, Stan; children, Dawn (Jeff) Blaiser, Stan (Julie), and Jeff (Hope); grandchildren, Reece and Rhea, Patrick, Samantha, Tyler, Chad and Robert, and Brady; brother, Joe (Kim) Beaudry; and many nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.

She was preceded in death by her parents; and sisters, Mary Carol Beaudry and Jeannie Miller.

A visitation honoring Julie's life will be held from 5-7 p.m. with a 6:45 p.m. Rosary, Tuesday, Aug. 19, at the St. Patrick Catholic Church in Hudson and one hour prior to Mass on Wednesday. Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 11 a.m. Wednesday, Aug. 20, at the St. Patrick Catholic Church.

Cremation Services entrusted to Countryside Cremation and the O'Connell Family Funeral Home in Hudson, (715) 386-3725.