Julie Anne BanksJulie Anne Banks, 50, passed away peacefully on June 23, 2012, at St Luke's hospital with family and friends at her side.
Julie Anne Banks, 50, passed away peacefully on June 23, 2012, at St Luke's hospital with family and friends at her side.
Julie was born in Superior on August 18, 1961 to Lowell Banks and Phyllis Banks.
Julie attended Superior Senior High School and completed two years at the University of Wisconsin-Superior. Julie trained as a Drug and Alcohol Counselor in Ashland, Wis. and has helped many people along their journey to recovery.
She was a member of Faith United Methodist Church and volunteered her time with the youth club and food pantry.
Julie loved to fish, paint and garden. Julie educated herself on the alternative therapies of health and dedicated the past 10 years of her life sharing her knowledge with others.
She was preceded in death by her maternal grandparents, Olive "Grama Pickle" Lundgren and Murrell Lundgren and her paternal grandparents Clara and Louis Banks.
Julie is survived by her life partner, Dale Garvin; daughter, Amanda (Mark Grymala) Banks-Frikart of Viola, Wis.; son, Jacob (Marie) Laakso of Oulu, Wis.; grandchildren, Wesley, Clara, and Michael Banks, Lola Laakso, Zach and Devon Grymala; mother, Phyllis Banks of Superior; father, Lowell (Mary Ellen) Banks of Superior; sister, Cheri (Terry) Olson of Superior; brother, Larry (Kelly) Banks of Superior; nephews, Zach, Vin, Dallas and Trey; nieces, Shanna and Becca and her cat "Gizmo".
Visitation will be held on Saturday June 30 from 1-3 p.m. Memorial service will begin at 3 p.m. at Faith United Methodist Church, Rev. Joel Certa-Werner will officiate.
Downs Funeral Home is assisting the family with arrangements. Sign the online guestbook or send condolences at www.downsfh.com.