Juliette “Julie” Lichtenberg, age 87 of the Cloverleaf Lakes in the Town of Belle Plaine, Shawano County passed away Friday February 14, 2020 at the ThedaCare Medical Center in Shawano, joining her best friend and husband Don for Valentines Day.
Juliette Vogel was born on April 23, 1932 in Clintonville as the daughter of the late Harold and Adelia (Fandrey) Vogel. She was raised in Clintonville and graduated from Clintonville High School in 1949. During the summer of 1949 she met Donald “Don” Lichtenberg and they were married on June 2, 1951. Although Julie was a devoted homemaker, she also enjoyed her time working at various grocery stores including Don’s Foods in Embarrass, Everson’s, and Red Owl in Clintonville. Julie’s life was centered on faith, family, and friends. As an active member of her church she enjoyed singing in the choir, meeting with those at nursing homes, and working with the Ladies Aid in the church basement where she was known as the “pea soup lady”. Family get-togethers were celebrations for Julie. Each year at 4th of July gatherings at her lake home it was certain that the collection of miscellaneous red, white, and blue articles would be expanded. Christmas tradition included cookies delivered in the same box for over 30 years along with breakfast and pecan rolls, and no one could eat just one. In the summer cousin reunions were much anticipated and talked about afterward. Julie and Don enjoyed many road trips across the US and Canada traveling with their own mini-bar with ingredients for an Old Fashioned cocktail. They connected with family and friends far and wide. Hosting Packer and Badger parties, card parties, traveling bowling teams, and a quick stop at the casino to hit the nickel slots were just a few of Julie’s pleasures. Many will miss her smile and caring attitude.
Her Sons: James (Carrie) Lichtenberg, Minneapolis, MN; John (DeeAnna) Lichtenberg, Menasha, WI
Grandchildren: Kyle (Anna Krueger), Ariane, Greer, & Maeve Lichtenberg
Sister: Marcy Zabel
Sister-in-law: Barbara (Donald) Nordwig
She is further survived by many dear nieces, nephews and precious Godchildren.
Julie was preceded in death by her parents, her step-father, Richard Klemp, her husband Donald in 2017, an infant son Steven, a brother-in-law Rodney Zabel, and a sister-in-law Arlyle (Eugene) Rosenthal.
Julie’s funeral service will be held Friday, February 21, 2020 at 11 AM at the Zion Lutheran Church in Embarrass with Rev. Todd Jerabek officiating. Inurnment will take place at Graceland Cemetery in Clintonville in the spring. Visitation will be held at the church on Friday from 9 AM until the time of service. Julie’s family would like to extend their sincere thanks to Dr. Wiley and the staff at ThedaCare Medical Center in Shawano. In lieu of flowers a memorial fund will be established by Julie’s family. The Eberhardt-Stevenson Funeral Home & Crematory of Clintonville is assisting the Lichtenberg family. www.eberhardtstevenson.com
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