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Juliana “Julie” (Schmidt) Stucky

September 2, 2022

Juliana “Julie” (Schmidt) Stucky, 87, died on September 2, 2022, at Paramount Community Living and Rehab in Newton, Kansas.


She was born on June 1, 1935, in Goessel, Kansas, the firstborn daughter of John and Susie (Buller) Schmidt. Julie grew up with her eight siblings in rural Burns, Kansas, where she attended and graduated from Burns High School with the class of 1954.


On June 18, 1954, Julie was united in marriage to Leland Stucky in Burns. They celebrated 68 beautiful years of marriage this year.


Julie was employed by Hehr International as a foreman for 43 years before she retired.


She was a devoted and faithful member of Meridian Baptist Church in Newton, where she volunteered in the church nursery for many years and was an AWANA leader for 30 years. She loved spending time with and getting to know all of the children.


Julie enjoyed sewing and spending time with her family.


Julie is survived by her husband, Leland Stucky; daughters, Barbara (Dan) Rexroat of Rosehill and Diane (Daryl) Walter of Newton; brothers, John Schmidt of Loveland, Colorado, Calvin Schmidt of Moundridge, and Dennis Schmidt of North Newton; sisters, Emmy Midkiff of Spokane, Washington, Fern Goodwin of Burns, and Berneda Jewell of Manhattan; and 4 grandchildren and 8 great-grandchildren.


She was preceded in death by her parents, John and Susie Schmidt; sisters, Twylah Nightengale and Beulah Gehring; and great-grandson, Deacon Claassen.


Memorial contributions in Julie’s name may be made to Meridian Baptist Church in care of Petersen Funeral Home.


A memorial service will be at 2:00 p.m., Wednesday, September 7, 2022, at Meridian Baptist Church in Newton, with burial taking place earlier that day at 11:00 a.m. at Burns Countryside Cemetery. Visitation will be the evening prior on Tuesday, September 6, 2022, from 5:00 to 9:00 p.m. at Petersen Funeral Home, 215 N. Main, Newton, Kansas.

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7 thoughts on “Juliana “Julie” (Schmidt) Stucky

  1. She was such a joy to take care of always a smile and great attitude. Her and her husband are some of my favorites and she will be truly missed.

  2. Barb I’m so very sorry for your loss of your mom!!! I know how hard it is to loose a parent!! I will be sending prayers your way, your dads way and Your sisters way. God Bless you all!🙏🙏🙏

  3. Bobbi and Diane, So sorry to hear the news of your moms death. Her friendship and love over the years has been a special blessing for my family! Your mom and my mom were the best of friends, and think of all the Friday nights “out” together your folks and mine spent in Wichita and who knows where else! It”s always hard to loose a parent… even though we know this day is coming, we are never ready for it. My love and prayers are with you all. From Pam B

  4. We will not be able to attend Julie’s services, but you are in our thoughts and prayers.

  5. Julie was very dear to me as we spent every Sunday morning together taking care of babies in the nursery for many years. We loved to talk about sewing and all things domestic!!! She was such a sweet person with a beautiful smile and heart. Glad she is whole again in our Father’s arms.

  6. Barbara and Family, we are so sorry for your loss. It’s never easy losing a parent, but she’s not truly lost! We all know EXACTLY what her new address is! Our prayers and love to all. 🙏♥️🙏

  7. Bobbi I’m sorry for your loss. I have such wonderful memories of your Mom and will rejoice to see her again when we all get to heaven. Your never ready to say good bye to your Mom. May the Lord bring you all comfort in the days ahead.

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