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Harrisburg - Julie Struss, age 64, passed away peacefully at her home Sunday, August 10, 2014 after a courageous battle with cancer. The family will hold a memorial service at 2:00 p.m. Friday, August 15 at Harrisburg United Methodist Church with visitation beginning one hour prior to the service.
Julie Ann Struss was born to Julian and Joan (Meyer) Peterson on August 24, 1949 in Huron, SD. Julie attended school in Huron, graduating from Huron Senior High in 1967. She later attended Huron College and graduated with Honors in 1990. Julie married Allen (Smokey) Struss in August of 1968. They had one daughter, Angela Marie Johnson and one son, Chad Allen Struss.
They lived in Alexandria, VA and then Izmir, Turkey where Julie worked in both places in accounting. They then lived in Fort Campbell, KY where Julie worked in customer service. Julie then moved to Huron where she worked for Edney Distributing and Terrace Park Dairy before working as an Office Manager at Huron University. For the past 18 years she has worked at Citibank in Sioux Falls, SD.
Julie was a kind, loving, gentle, selfless, wonderful grandmother to five grandchildren: Dawn, Derek, and Chantel Johnson; Siera Struss and Emily Struss. She was also great-grandmother to Oliva, Meadow, and Rhayn.
Julie is survived by her daughter, Angela, Harrisburg; son, Chad, Sioux Falls; two brother, Jeff, Stillwater, MN and Jerry, Tea, SD; one sister, Jayne (Brad) Carlson, Tea, SD; 5 grandchildren; and 3 great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her parents and a son-in-law, Brock Johnson.
Anderson-Jones-Corcoran Funeral Home
110 W Willow St Harrisburg, SD 57032
Published in The Argus Leader on Aug. 13, 2014