Crees, Juli Elisabeth of Plymouth, MN, passed away suddenly on March 3, 2013 at the age of 30. She is survived by her loving parents, Steven and Lisa and siblings, Michael (fiancée Chanel) and Melissa. A 2000 graduate of Wayzata High School, she went on to study at the University of Minnesota Duluth and Augsburg College, where she graduated with a Degree in Elementary Education in 2005. In 2011, she received her Master of Arts Degree from the University of St. Thomas in Reading/K-12 Reading Endorsement. Juli worked as a teacher within the Minneapolis Public School System and was pursuing another master's degree. Juli is also survived by her grandparents, Merrill and Bernice Crees of Minnetonka, MN; Uncles/Aunts, Bob (Jan) Crees of Chanhassen, MN, Jeff (Maria) Crees of Minnetonka Beach, MN, Mary Jo (Barry) Thompson of Plymouth, MN, David (Tera) Gross of Orono, MN, Steven Gross (Toni) of Bismarck, ND, and cousins, Mathieu, Caitlin, Hannah, Heidi and Eric Crees, Colby and Riley Thompson, Alex, Parker, Ben, Chloe and StevieRae Gross, along with her four-legged friends: Shadow & Brooklyn. She was preceded in death by grandparents, William and Carmene Gross. Visitation will be Friday, March 8, 2013 from 5:00-8:00pm at the Gearty-Delmore Plymouth Chapel, 37th Ave. North & Vickburg Lane. A church service will be held Saturday, March 9, 2013 at Trinity Lutheran Church, 2060 Co. Rd. 6, Long Lake, MN at 2:00pm with visitation starting at 1:00pm and a luncheon to follow. Private interment at Lakewood Cemetery, Minneapolis, MN. Memorials to the Juli Crees Memorial Scholarship Fund. Gearty-Delmore 763-553-1411
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