Julie Ann (Reichert) Jari, 57, of Barron, Wis., passed away at home with her husband by her side as God gave her peace on Tuesday, Feb. 11, after a long and courageous battle with health issues.
She was born July 20, 1962, in Rice Lake, Wis. She is the daughter of Marlyn Reichert and Gladys Huset, both of Chetek. Julie graduated from Chetek High School in 1980. She continued her education at Wisconsin Indianhead Technical College-Rice Lake, where she graduated with an associate’s degree in administrative assistance in 1982.
On Aug. 22, 1992, she married Rick M. Jari at New Scandinavia Lutheran Church in rural Dallas, Wis., where she was a member. Julie worked as a secretary for 18 years at the Barron County Land Conservation Department.
She had a special love for her horses and dogs and, as a child, she read every horse and dog book she could get her hands on. Julie enjoyed curling for many years, spending time at their cabin, motorcycle riding with her husband and friends, trips to Mexico and watching her favorite team, the Packers.
Julie loved spending time with her family and friends, especially her grandchildren, who were her pride and joy. Julie kept a very positive attitude during all of her difficulties, smiled, and said she was OK.
Julie will be greatly missed by her husband, Rick; parents Marlyn Reichert and Gladys Huset; daughter JoHanna (Bryan) Hundley, of Ridgeland, Wis.; stepchildren Tara (Clayton) Macone, of Shell Lake, Wis., and Rick (Kylie) Jari, of Papillion, Neb.; grandchildren Ava and Emmit Hundley, Ariel, Desmond and Sebastian Macone, and Colton, Brayden and Austin Jari; sister Tamy (Bruce) Severude, of Barron; brother Ricky (Tracy) Reichert, of Spooner, Wis.; father and mother-in-law Mathias and Carol Jari, of Medford, Wis.; brothers-in-law Randy (Heidi) Jari, of Rothschild, Wis., and Todd Jari, of Denver, Colo.; sister-in-law Deb (Dave) Kaja, of Withee, Wis.; along with countless friends, and many cousins, nieces and nephews.
Julie was preceded in death by her stepfather, Arthur L. Huset.
Funeral services for Julie were held on Monday, Feb. 17, at New Scandinavia Lutheran Church, in rural Dallas, with Pastor Peter Friberg officiating. Visitation was held on Sunday, Feb. 16, at Rausch & Steel Funeral Home in Barron and prior to the service on Monday at the church. Burial will be at the church cemetery.
Arrangements are being handled by Rausch & Steel Funeral Home of Barron. Online condolences can be made at www.rauschandsteelfuneralhome.com.