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Juliet A. "Julie" Mills

Juliet A. "Julie" (Storkman) Mills, age 52, of West Lafayette, passed away at 2:25 p.m. Sunday, April 13, 2014 in her home surrounded by her family. Born November 26, 1961 in Peru, IL, she was the daughter of Robert "Bob" and Carol (Dougherty) Storkman of Peru, IL. Julie was raised in Peru, IL and was a 1979 graduate of LaSalle-Peru Township High School. She went on to receive her Bachelor of Arts in Education and her Bachelor of Science in Chemistry with an ACS Certification in 1983 from Illinois State University in Normal, IL. Her marriage was to James E. "Jim" Mills on July 21, 1984 in Peru, IL and he survives. Julie and her husband made their home in Indianapolis for 23 years before moving to West Lafayette in 2007. While living in Indianapolis, Julie and her family were members of St. Michael Catholic Church where she was a CCD instructor and very active their children's school and church activities. For the school year 1984-1985, Julie was a teacher at Pike High School in Indianapolis and then she became a chemistry lecturer and academic advisor with the School of Science at IUPUI in Indianapolis. When Julie and her husband moved to West Lafayette, she continued on staff at IUPUI for a brief time and then for the last six years, she has been an academic advisor at Purdue University in the School of Science. Julie is a member of Church of the Blessed Sacrament in West Lafayette and continued to cherish the time spent with her family and friends.

Surviving with her parents, Bob and Carol Storkman of Peru, IL and her husband, Jim, are their four children, Kathryn A. "Kate" Mills of Chicago, IL, Robert J. "Bob" Mills (wife, Bethany) of Orlando, FL, Abigail E. "Abby" Mills of Indianapolis, and Joseph E. "Joe" Mills of Raleigh, NC, her four siblings, Ellen Bowman (husband, Jeff) of Columbus, IN, William "Bill" Storkman (wife, Peggy) of Columbus, IN, Amy Naatz (husband, Michael) of Overland Park, KS, and Matthew Storkman (wife, Elizabeth) of Chicago, IL, her mother-in-law, Susan Siemers of Walkerton, IN, and 14 nieces and nephews. Julie is also survived by her beloved dog, Opal.

Visitation 4-8 p.m. with recitation of the Rosary at 3:45 p.m. Tuesday at Hippensteel Funeral Home, 822 N. 9th Street, Lafayette, IN. Additional visitation from 11:30 a.m until the Mass of Christian Burial at 12:30 p.m. Wednesday at Church of the Blessed Sacrament, 2224 Sacramento Dr., West Lafayette, IN with Father David Buckles officiating. Burial to take place at Friends Cemetery in McNabb, IL. Memorial contributions in Julie's name may be made to the Church of the Blessed Sacrament, the United Way of Greater Lafayette, or the donor's . Hippensteel Funeral Home entrusted with care. Share memories and condolences online at www.hippensteelfuneralservice.com.

Published in the Journal & Courier on Apr. 15, 2014
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