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Julie A. Huls

6/20/1948 - 3/29/2018

PEKIN ~ Julie Anne Huls, 69, of Pekin, passed away at 1:19 p.m. Thursday, March 29, 2018 at Unity Point Health-Pekin in Pekin.

Born June 20, 1948 in Spring Valley to Frank and Loretta (Lerch) Venardi, she married William Huls on June 14, 1969 in Arlington, IL.  He survives.

Also surviving are two sons, Matt (Kathleen) Huls of Pekin and Marc Huls of Portland, Oregon; five grandchildren, Tony, Christopher, David, Kylee and Jennifer; and one sister, Jacqueline Hoffman of Rock Falls, IL.

She was preceded in death by her parents and one infant sister.

Julie was a member of First United Presbyterian Church in Pekin where she had been active as a Deaconess and involved in the Schooner’s group.

She taught grade school for 19 years at Southside Catholic School in Peoria.  She then worked as a Program Director at the Boys and Girls Club of Peoria for 8 years, retiring in 2010.

A loving wife, mother and grandmother, Julie loved attending ball games at Pekin High School with her grandson David and listening to her granddaughter play her flute.  She also enjoyed knitting, crocheting cross stitch, reading and baking.

Her funeral will be at 11 a.m. Wednesday, April 4, 2018 at First United Presbyterian Church in Pekin.  Pastor Samuel T. Gibb will officiate.  Visitation will be from 9:45 until 10:45 a.m. Wednesday at the church.  Burial will be at 3 p.m. Wednesday at Lost Grove Cemetery in Arlington, IL.

Arrangements are by Preston-Hanley Funeral Homes & Crematory in Pekin.

Memorial contributions be made to St. Jude Midwest Affiliate, 530 Northeast Glen Oak Avenue, Peoria, IL 61637 or to First United Presbyterian Church, 1717 Highwood Avenue, Pekin, IL 61554.

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