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Julie Ann Kessel-Schultz

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Kessel-Schultz, Julie Ann

Passed away on December 2, 2013 at the age of 50 after a courageous battle with breast cancer. Julie was born on February 26, 1963 in Harlan, IA to Sharon (Cornelius) Kessel Espeseth and the late Richard Kessel. She spent most of her early years in Dunlap, IA. Julie graduated from Buena Vista College in Council Bluffs, IA in 1994, with a Degree in Psychology. She practiced as a Social Worker in various positions in Iowa and Nebraska. In 2007, she was awarded a Masters of Social Work from the University of Nebraska, and subsequently obtained independent licensure as a Mental Health Ther-apist in Iowa and Nebraska. She achieved a lifelong dream of owning her own business when she opened a private Mental Health Practice in Omaha, compassionately serving patients, including the persistently mentally ill and the geriatric population, until she became ill. Julie faced many challenges throughout her life with determination and a unique sense of humor. She loved the outdoors and had various talents and interests, including fishing, camping, gardening, cooking, crocheting, and spending time with her grandchildren. Julie was preceded in death by her father, Richard Kessel; and her grandparents. Julie is survived by her husband of 8 years, Tom Schultz of Crescent, IA; mother, Sharon Espeseth of Council Bluffs, IA; daughters, Jenise Bryan of Crescent, and Stephanie Frazier of Omaha, NE; step-daughter, Jamie Brooks of Council Bluffs; grandchildren, Kyler Bryan, Morgan Bryan, Tyler Marquez, and Olivia Hollie; siblings, Bonnie Kessel of Council Bluffs, Scott (Phyllis) Kessel of Corinth, TX, Brian (Barb) Kessel of Denison, IA, Ronda (Rod) Simpson, Clinton, IA, Jerry (Lorie) Espeseth, Avoca, IA, and Jennifer (Bryan) Kessel-Burke, Bucklin, MO; her special dog, Blossom; and many other relatives and friends.
Cremation Rites have been accorded. VISITATION with the family Sunday, December 15, 2013, 1-2pm, followed by a MEMORIAL SERVICE at 2pm, all at Hoy-Kilnoski Funeral Home. Memorials may be sent to: Hospice with Heart, Hospice House, 357 Indian Hills Drive, Glenwood, IA 51534. HOY - KILNOSKI
1221 N. 16th St., Council Bluffs IA 51501

Published in Omaha World-Herald on Dec. 8, 2013
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