Jolene Julich Obituary

Jolene E. Julich
Jolene E. (Jodi) Julich
Jolene E. Julich

June 20, 1955 - May 18, 2013
Born in Des Moines
Resided in Des Moines, IA
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Jolene Elizabeth (Jodi) Julich, 57, of Urbandale, Iowa, died Saturday, May 18, 2013, of complications following cancer surgery. She was born June 20, 1955, at Mercy Hospital in Des Moines, Iowa, the third daughter of Mathias E. and Germaine (Henn) Julich.

She attended St. Joseph Academy and graduated in the first senior class from the new Dowling High School in 1973. She was a member of the Stepperettes Drill Team and was Corps Leader her junior and senior years, leading the team to two national first-place titles in 1971-1972. She graduated from Iowa State University in 1977 with degrees in Sociology and Criminology. During her career in social work, she touched the lives of countless people with her compassionate heart.

Jodi is survived by her daughter, Courtney Julich; granddaughter, Samantha Julich; mother, Germaine Julich, all of Urbandale; her sister, Joan Kiernan, Des Moines, her brother, James (Sue) Julich, Nichols, Iowa; godson and nephew, Peter (Kris) Kiernan, Des Moines; nephews Dan (Melinda) Kiernan, Clive; Matt (Bethany) Kiernan and Michael (Erin) Kiernan, Des Moines; four great-nieces and two great-nephews. She was preceded in death by her father, Mathias E. Julich; her sister, Patricia, and her maternal and paternal grandparents.

A funeral Mass will be held at 10:30 a.m., Thursday, May 23, 2013, at Sacred Heart Catholic Church, West Des Moines, Iowa, where Jodi was a life-long member. The Reverend James Kiernan will be the celebrant. Burial will be at a later date in St. John's Cemetery, Petersburg, Nebraska. In lieu of flowers, the family respectfully requests that any donations be made to St. Jude Hospice or Sacred Heart School.





Sacred Heart Catholic Church
1627 Grand Avenue
West Des Moines, IA US 50265
Thursday, May 23, 2013
10:30 AM


Sacred Heart School Scholarship Fund
1601 Grand Avenue
West Des Moines, IA 50265
Saint Jude Hospice
2900 100th Street Suite # 103
Urbandale, IA 50322