Julie L. Waclawski
1948 - 2021
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Waclawski, Julie L. Rockford Julie Lynne Waclawski, 72, of Rockford, passed away peacefully at home surrounded by her family on Monday, January 25, 2021. She was born May 30, 1948, in Muskegon, Michigan and was raised in Ravenna. Julie earned a teaching degree from Central Michigan University and taught for many years, pouring her heart and soul into her students. On June 15, 1974 she married Larry Waclawski. After getting married, the couple moved to Rockford. Together they were blessed with three children and 46 years of marriage. Julie would always say that her greatest accomplishment was raising her family. Julie had a great love of books, which led her to become a librarian in Rockford. She also enjoyed reading, jigsaw puzzles, cross stitch, sewing, shopping, playing with her grandkids, and sitting in the shade by Lime Lake. Julie was welcoming to all friends and family and affectionately called everyone "honey." She loved being "Deem," as her grandchildren referred to her and fought so hard to have as much time as possible with her beloved family. She appreciated a dry sense of humor and a good laugh. Julie was an empathetic listener and had the kindest heart for everyone. She will be deeply missed by all who knew her. Julie will remain in the hearts of: her husband, Larry; children, Beth (Tom) Walla, Sarah Waclawski, Corey (Suzanne) Waclawski; grandchildren, Theo and Libby Walla; sister, Lori Broton; sisters-in-law, Mary Ann Broton and Marilyn Graftema; grand dogs, Windsor, Piper, and Chunk; and many cousins, nieces and nephews. Julie is now lovingly reunited with: her parents, Twig and Maxine Broton; and brothers, Tony, Bruce, and Wayne Broton. The family is incredibly grateful for the exceptional care that Julie received from her medical team in the past five years, especially Fresenius Kidney Care Rockford. A visitation will take place from 4-7 PM on Thursday, January 28, 2021 at Pederson Funeral Home 127 N. Monroe Street NE Rockford, MI 49341. Interment will take place at Rockford Cemetery. Memorial contributions may be made to the West Michigan Miracle League. This organization was dear to Julie's heart, as it provides children with special needs an opportunity to play baseball. Donations may be sent directly to the funeral home, made out to the West Michigan Miracle League, or they may be sent to 909 Fokal Drive SW, Grand Rapids, MI 49534 ATTN: Tony Comden.


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Published in Grand Rapids Press from Jan. 27 to Jan. 28, 2021.
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January 28, 2021
Aunt Julie always had a smile and warm hug to share! My thoughts are with you Uncle Larry, Beth, Sarah and Cory!
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