Juliana “Julie” Motzko
Madison- Juliana “Julie” “Oma” Motzko, age 87, died on Monday, June 9, 2014 at Agrace HospiceCare in Fitchburg.
She was born on September 10, 1926 in Hagenau, Germany, the daughter of Michael and Juliana (Ernst) Brunner. Julie was the second to the oldest of her 8 siblings and was the last one to pass.
Sewing was her passion. She learned to be a seamstress while growing up in Germany. During the war she met her late husband Leonard who was stationed in Munich. They were united in marriage in 1955 in Lohoff Germany. In 1957 they came to the states and she continued her sewing career up until the last days of her life.
As a seamstress, she worked for Yost’s, and Tiffany’s Bridal until her retirement in the 1980’s, and most recently sewed for her “fly boys” at the 115 Fighter Wing and the Madison Police Department. In addition to sewing, she was an avid gardener. There was never a day that went by she wasn’t in her yard digging in the dirt.
Julie was a proud mother, grandmother, and great-grand mother. Her great-grand kids, Mason, Owen, and Molly are what kept her going each day.
Julie was a committed member of St. Peter Catholic Church.
She is survived by her granddaughter, Tina (Chris) Liegel; great-grandchildren, Mason, Owen and Molly; also many nieces, nephews and extended family members.
She was preceded in death her husband, Leonard in 1973; daughter, Cindy in 2007; her parents and 8 siblings.
A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Friday, June 13, 2014 at St. Mary of the Lake Catholic Church, 5460 Mary Lake Road, Westport, with Msgr. Charles Schluter officiating. Visitation will be held from 5-7 p.m. on Thursday, June 12, 2014 at the Ryan Funeral Home, 2418 N. Sherman Ave., and also from 10:00 a.m. until the time of Mass on Friday at the church. Burial will follow at Forest Hill Cemetery.
The family would like to extend a special thanks to the staff at Agrace HospiceCare and Meriter Hospital for the kind and caring support.
To view and sign this guestbook, please visit: www.ryanfuneralservice.com.
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