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Julie A. Vanasse

October 25, 1969 June 29, 2012
Julie A. Vanasse
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Julie Ann Elliott-Vanasse, resident of Milltown, WI died Friday, June 29, 2012.

It is with deep sadness that Julie lost her battle with cancer. She fought valiantly and with grace for nearly 2 ½ years, she was 42 years old.

Julie was born October 25, 1969 in Sandstone, MN to Melvin, Sr. and Eleanor (Burson) Elliott. She was raised on the family farm where she brought home every stray animal that wandered by. She graduated from Sandstone High School in 1988. In High School she played volley ball and was active in many school programs. She attended St. Cloud University for one year and was a lifelong learner with many courses that she attended through the years.

She married Todd Picton and to this union, son Matthew was born. She married Jason Vanasse in October 1, 2005 and to this union, son Logan was born. Her two boys were the light of her life and she made sure that they were well taken care of.

She was employed by the Wilder Foundation’s St. Croix Girls Camp for many years and enjoyed helping the young adults she worked with. She was also employed by Hillside Inn and Cozy Corner Inn as a bartender for several years. Her most recent employment was at the Wal-Mart in St. Croix Falls and unfortunately was forced by the cancer to leave that employment.

Julie always had a ready smile for everyone and she enjoyed being around her family and friends. She coined the phrase “That’s Lovely” and she could never pass up a good bowl of ice cream. She enjoyed vegetable and flower gardening and the peace and serenity that it brought her.

Julie is preceded in death by her beloved mother, Eleanor; her grandparents on both sides; aunt, Judy Burson; uncle, Gene Elliott; mother-in-law, Marlys Vanasse; father-in-law, Lenard Vanasse.

Julie is survived by and will be deeply missed by her husband, Jason; sons, Matthew and Logan; father, Melvin Elliott, Sr.; brothers, Mel Elliott, Jr. (Jan), Willy Elliott (Peg), Todd Elliott (Vicki); nieces and nephews; brother-in-law, Pete Vanasse (Terry); sisters-in-law, Julie Rose (Roy) and Amy Vanasse (Scott); special friend and caregiver, Pam Ellwein; and many other family and friends.

Memorial services will be held Saturday, July 7th, 2012 at the Zion Lutheran Church in Markville, Minnesota at 10:00am, visitation at this service will begin at 9:00am. A visitation will also be held on Friday, July 6th from 3:00pm – 7:00pm at the Rowe Funeral Home in Luck, Wisconsin.

The family cannot thank everyone enough for their love and support through this difficult time. Julie’s suffering is now over and she is at peace.

Online condolences may be left at or . Please continue to check our websites for updated information or call Bruce Rowe at 715-472-2444.

Rowe Funeral Home of Luck, Wisconsin has been entrusted with funeral arrangements.
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