Julie Kay Stommel, 44

Julie Kay Stommel (nee Reimer) passed away on May 18, 2015, surrounded by her family and friends at Froedtert Hospital in Milwaukee after suffering a brain aneurysm on May 12. She was 44.

Born to Katherine (nee Wiskow) and Joseph D. Reimer on March 6, 1971, Julie was a graduate of Campbellsport High School. She married Brian Stommel in August 1997. They lived in West Bend and have two children, Cody and Samantha, and one granddaughter, Emilee.

Never known for holding back, Julie’s charismatic and genuine personality was immediately recognizable and could bring a smile to anyone’s face. She was a loving daughter, wife, mother, grandmother and friend. She enjoyed spending time with her family and friends, enthusiastically cheering for her son and daughter at various events, playing bingo with her parents and hitting the open road with her husband and their friends during Harley season.

Julie was employed at Metalcraft of Mayville Inc., where she will be remembered for offering a supportive and listening ear to anyone who needed it, singing a little too loudly to music on the radio, coordinating office pools and implementing the infamous “Shake of the Day,” a winner takes all dice game. Those Julie leaves behind to celebrate her memory include her loving husband of 18 years, Brian; two children, Cody and Samantha; one grandchild, Emilee; parents, Joseph and Katherine Reimer; brother, Jeffrey Reimer; in-laws, Richard and Ruby Stommel; sisters-in-law, Dawn (Daniel) Pilolla and Kristin (Joseph) Paltzer; as well as nephews, Dominic and Marco Pilolla and Finn Paltzer; and nieces, Anna and Kayla Reimer.

She was preceded in death by her grandparents, Walter and Marcella Wiskow; Bernard and Norma Bodden; and Joseph Reimer Sr.

In keeping with Julie’s caring and generous spirit, she gave the gift of life to others through organ and tissue donation.

Visitation will be held on Wednesday, May 27, 2015, from 3-7 p.m. at the Phillip Funeral Home in West Bend (1420 W. Paradise Drive). Immediately following the visitation, family and friends will gather together at the funeral home for a brief service with Father Jerry Repenshek presiding to honor Julie’s memory.

The Phillip Funeral Home of West Bend is assisting the family.

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