Julie Anne Newkirk

July 30, 1934 - Oct. 18, 2005

Julie Anne Newkirk, 71, of Cleveland, Wis., passed away Tuesday, Oct. 18, 2005, at the home of her daughter in Waukesha. She battled cancer during the past year and was under the care of hospice and her loving family.

Julie was born July 30, 1934, in Milwaukee, a daughter of the late Lloyd and Catherine (OíNeill) Fisher. She was retired from the Pentair Co. of Brookfield, where she had been employed for many years. Julie was a member of the Cleveland Home Makers Club and a board member of the Travelers Protective Association Post H of Sheboygan. She loved working with the child-safety programs and scholarships for the deaf and near deaf. She enjoyed going to Curves Fitness Center until her illness forced her to stop. Her wish to go to Ireland came true for her this past May.

Survivors include her special friend and companion, Gary Schmitz of Cleveland; four daughters, Barbara (Dr. Ronald) Cooper of Waukesha, Sandra (David) Brach of Newnan, Ga., Cathy (Greg) Thurner of Waukesha and Kim (Gary) Zillmer of Mukwonago; and two sons, Christopher and Daniel Newkirk, both of Waukesha. Julie is further survived by 10 grandchildren and several great-grandchildren; three brothers, Lloyd of Three Lakes, James of Amberg and Timothy of Illinois; and nieces, nephews, aunts, uncles, other relatives and friends.

A funeral service will be conducted for Julie at 4 p.m. Friday, Oct. 21, at Zimmerís Westview Funeral & Cremation Care Center, W2132 Garton Road, Sheboygan (Highway 42 and County Road JJ), with the Rev. Michael Dineen officiating. Friends may call on the family from 3 p.m. until the time of the service Friday. Cremation will follow the service at Westview.

In lieu of flowers, a memorial fund has been established in the name of Julie Anne Newkirk to be used for the TPA Deaf and Near Deaf Scholarship Fund.

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Zimmerís Westview Funeral & Cremation Care Center is assisting the family, (920) 565-2331.