Julie Jack

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Julie A. Jack, 19, of Independence, died Sunday, Dec. 6, 2009 at her home in Independence following a long illness with adrenal cancer.
Julie was born on March 9, 1990 in Independence, the daughter of John N. and Leasa (Conlon) Jack. She was a 2008 graduate of the Independence High School and was named female athlete of the year in 2008 and was inducted into the school's hall of fame on September 4, 2009. She was a student at Wartburg College in Waverly. She excelled in academics, earning a place in the National Honor Society and graduated 8th in her class.
Julie is survived by her parents: John and Leasa Jack, Independence; a sister Megan Jack, Manchester; her grandmother, Dorothy Jack, Independence; her grandfather, Elden Meyer, Ottosen; her aunts and uncles: Jim and Mary Kay Sloan, Pine City, Minn.; Sandra and Mike Keegan, Dubuque; Judy Clarey, Carroll; Pam and Mike Sullivan, Cedar Rapids; John and Kay Conlon, Sioux Falls, S.D..; Patricia Conlon, Humboldt, Dan Conlon, Cedar Rapids; Mary Marian, Cedar Rapids; Ron and Teri Harshbarger, Paullina; Chris Conlon, Spencer; Michelle Conlon, Cedar Rapids; also many cousins and her beloved puppy Gingee.
She was preceded in death by her grandfather; Niles Jack, and her grandmother; LaVon Meyer, uncles; Tim Conlon Jim Marian, and cousin; Matt Conlon.
Funeral will be held at 10:30 a.m. Thursday at St. John's Catholic Church, Independence, IA., with inurnment held at a later date at St. John's Catholic Cemetery, Independence. Friends may call from 2 to 8 P.M. Tuesday and anytime Wednesday at the Reiff Funeral Home & Crematory in Independence, IA., where a rosary will be recited at 2 P.M. Tuesday.
Julie and her family wish to thank all family and friends who have loved and supported her these 19 precious years. Special thanks to; Cedar Valley Hospice, especially Amy Peyton and Mari Wenzel, who were our comfort in the last days.
Memorials may be directed to the Julie A. Jack Memorial Fund; % BankIowa, 230 1st St. East, Independence, IA 50644. To leave an on-line condolence, visit www.reifffuneralhome.com. Visit our guestbook at www.bulletinjournal.com.
Published in Independence Bulletin-Journal from Dec. 8 to Dec. 11, 2009