Julie A. Wagner, 91
June 3, 1925 — Dec. 6, 2016
Julie A. Wagner, 91, of Grafton, died peacefully on Tuesday, Dec. 6, 2016, at St. Mary’s, Lawliss Hospice Center.
Julie was born in Eveleth, Minn., on June 3, 1925, daughter of Mary Gurjevich and Frank Masera. After graduation, Julie came to Milwaukee, worked and met our father, Wallace, when he was home on leave. They were married after the war, on March 15, 1947, at St. Boniface Rectory in Milwaukee.
Julie is also known by her family as Princess. She loved to garden, go on long walks, hand-painted porcelain dolls (which did receive blue ribbons for Best of Class), play cards, the BEST cook and baker, and every Christmas, would make her fabulous pietas at Christmas, go gambling and loved to travel.
Julie worked for most of her working days for Blue Cross & Blue Shield as a claim adjuster, until she retired.
Julie was a charter member of the Razzle Dazzle Chix of Grafton, and was very active at the Grafton Senior Center.
Julie loved Christmas. Her tree was her pride and joy. Julie would set up her huge Christmas village under the tree. It would include houses, churches, horse-driven sleighs, people, an ice skating rink and little light poles that lit up. It would take her over a week to set it up. There had to be over 500 or more figurines displayed, all around under her Christmas tree.
Mrs. Wagner is survived by her children: Denise (Jeffrey) Jamrozy of Saukville and Mark Wagner of Barton; grandchildren: Christopher (Deena) Skwortz of Pittsburgh, Marcus Wagner of Milwaukee, Michael Skwortz of Port Washington and Matthew Wagner of Sussex; great-grandchildren: Christian and Dawson Skwortz of Pittsburgh; and many nieces and nephews all over the United States.
A Celebration of Life Service will be held at St. Joseph Catholic Parish in Grafton, on Thursday Dec. 22, 2016. Visitation is from 11:30 a.m. to 12:15 p.m., with a memorial mass at 12:30 p.m., followed by a luncheon.
Burial will be private at a later date. By Julie’s wishes, memorials to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital.