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Julie Anne Halvorson, 51, of Glencoe

Julie Anne (Stutzman) Halvorson, 51, of Glencoe, died Aug. 4, 2017, after a courageous battle with cancer.
A memorial service will be held today (Wednesday, August 9) at 11 a.m., at Watertown Evangelical Free Church, 509 Jefferson Ave. SW.
She was born Feb. 12, 1966, in St. Paul, and graduated from Prairie du Chien High School in 1984. She attended Winona State University from 1984 to 1989, where she was part of the gymnastics team that won national titles in both 1985 and 1987. She was inducted into the Collegiate Athletic Hall of Fame twice as a result of those efforts along with her teammates.
Mrs. Halvorson was an accomplished pianist and had great love for music. In more recent years, she added the cello to her music repertoire. She loved sitting down and playing either instrument in her spare time.
On July 17, 1992, she married Wade K. Halvorson III. A faithful wife and loving mother, their children were her treasures on earth. She lived life to its fullest and loved deeply. She was a friend to many, showing compassion to all. She 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 toward 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 that was the driving force in all she did. She 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.
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.
She was preceded in death by her father, James Stutzman.
In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the Halvorson Children Education Fund through Citizens Alliance Bank in Watertown, 952-955-2992.
Arrangements are with Watertown Iten’s Funeral Home.