Visitation: One hour prior to the service.
Service: The family will hold a memorial service at 2:00 p.m. Friday, August 15 at Harrisburg United Methodist Church with visitation beginning one hour prior to the service.
Harrisburg- Julie Struss, age 64, passed away peacefully at her home Sunday, August 10, 2014 after a courageous battle with cancer. The family will hold a memorial service at 2:00 p.m. Friday, August 15 at Harrisburg United Methodist Church with visitation beginning one hour prior to the service.
Julie Ann Struss was born to Julian and Joan (Meyer) Peterson on August 24, 1949 in Huron, SD. Julie attended school in Huron, graduating from Huron Senior High in 1967. She later attended Huron College and graduated with Honors in 1990. Julie married Allen (Smokey) Struss in August of 1968. They had one daughter, Angela Marie Johnson and one son, Chad Allen Struss.
They lived in Alexandria, VA and then Izmir, Turkey where Julie worked in both places in accounting. They then lived in Fort Campbell, KY where Julie worked in customer service. Julie then moved to Huron where she worked for Edney Distributing and Terrace Park Dairy before working as an Office Manager at Huron University. For the past 18 years she has worked at Citibank in Sioux Falls, SD.
Julie was a kind, loving, gentle, selfless, wonderful grandmother to five grandchildren: Dawn, Derek, and Chantel Johnson; Siera Struss and Emily Struss. She was also great-grandmother to Oliva, Meadow, and Rhayn.
Julie is survived by her daughter, Angela, Harrisburg; son, Chad, Sioux Falls; two brother, Jeff, Stillwater, MN and Jerry, Tea, SD; one sister, Jayne (Brad) Carlson, Tea, SD; 5 grandchildren; and 3 great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her parents and a son-in-law, Brock Johnson.
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Julie is going to be greatly missed by all! I am so honored to have known her and had her in my life the last several years, along with having her on my team at Citi. She was a wonderful person; always had a positive attitude and a wonderful role model for all! She will always be in my heart and my memories. My thoughts and prayers are with all of you during this difficult time.
Julie was much loved and will be missed by all.. my prayers are with the family in there time of loss.
I worked with Julie for a number of years at Citibank. She was always quick to smile and the first to say “hello.” Please know she was well-liked, respected, and will be greatly missed.
Thoughts and prayers are with you, Angela, and your family. Your Mom was just a good person. I worked with her at Terrace Park in Huron and am so grateful for having known her. I communicated for years with your Mom through you Grandfather, Julian. May God’s grace give you comfort. God will take good care of her and you will be blessed for all the care you gave her.