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Don H. Julius

Don H. Julius

June 9, 1921 - August 9, 2014

Don H. Julius, age 93, of Grove City died on Saturday, August 9, 2014 at Rice Memorial Hospital in Willmar. Memorial service will be 1:30pm on Saturday at Harvey Anderson Funeral Home in Willmar. Visitation will be one hour prior to the service at the funeral home. Burial will be at Ft. Ripley Minnesota State Veterans Cemetery in Little Falls on August 20, 2014 at 2pm .

Don H. Julius was born on June 9, 1921 in Fairfax, Minnesota, the son of Herman and Alma (Dickmyer) Julius. He grew up in the Fairfax area where he graduated from high school. Don went on to ag school in Willmar for two years. He enlisted in the United States Coast Guard in January of 1943 where he served during WWII, crossing the Atlantic Ocean over 26 times. He re-enlisted in the United States Army where he served as a medic, receiving his Honorable Discharge in February of 1952. During his military career, Don was united in marriage to Joleen White on December 30, 1950, at Temple, Texas and later moved to rural Grove City where they lived and farmed.

Don was a member of St Johns Lutheran Church in Atwater. He was a member of the Litchfield V.F.W. and the Atwater American Legion.

Don enjoyed everything about dairy farming, especially the animals and horses. He and Joleen spent many months traveling including: Europe, Canada, Mexico and the U.S. He was very proud of all of his family, especially his grandchildren.

Don is survived by his wife of 63 years Joleen; son Vincent Julius and daughter Cynthia Julius all of Grove City; granddaughter, Rachel (and Corey) Rueckert and two great-grandchildren Mackenzie and Brodie of Grove City and granddaughter, Jessica (and Shannon) Rutherford of Los Angeles, CA; sister Janet Wanstrom of Fairfax and several other relatives.

Don was preceded in death by his parents; son Michael, brother Arthur, sister Irene and granddaughter Alana.