Julie A. Sweet (Kuchenbecker), age 53, of Clintonville, died unexpectedly in her sleep while in the comfort of her home on June 5, 2011, and went to be with her lord and savior Jesus Christ.
She was born November 14, 1957, in Neenah, daughter of Morris and Jean (Graebel) Kuchenbecker. A 1976 graduate of Neenah High School, she went on to earn her Associate's Degree in Nursing from Fox Valley Technical Institute. Julie worked as a Registered Nurse for the last 28 years. Her love and concern for others made her an outstanding caregiver, in fact, it was often noted that Julie was at her best when she was taking care of those in need.
Julie enjoyed spending time with her family and loved her husband and children very much. Also being a lover of animals and wildlife, she enjoyed spending time outdoors gardening and looking for tree frogs, tadpoles, salamanders, snakes (small, non-venomous varieties), and an occasional snapping turtle. Julie was a talented artist who enjoyed creating a wide array of beautiful projects and crafts. She also liked frequenting rummage sales and flea markets.
Julie is survived by her husband of 29 years, Tim; her daughter, Tansy Sweet (fiancé Brian Lederhaus) of Green Bay; her son, Camden Sweet of Appleton. She is further survived by her parents, Morris and Jean Kuchenbecker of Neenah; four brothers: Steven (Donna) Kuchenbecker, Appleton; Dennis (Kay) Kuchenbecker, Chippewa Falls; Rodney (Nancy) Kuchenbecker, Neenah; and Tim Kuchenbecker, Montreal, Canada; her mother-in-law, Carol Sweet, Neenah; brother-in-law, Randy (Cindy) Sweet, Madison; and numerous nieces and nephews. Julie was preceded in death by her grandparents, and by her father-in-law, R. Duane Sweet.
Julie gave her life to Jesus Christ when she was a teenager. Her family takes comfort and solace in knowing that she is with Him now, and will be waiting for them when they, too, are called to their heavenly home.
Funeral services will be held on Thursday, June 9, 2011, at 4:00 PM at Bethany Evangelical Free Church, 264 N. Main Street, Clintonville, with Pastor Kurt Hettinga officiating. Visitation will be at the church from 2:00 PM until the time of the service. The Beil-Didier Funeral Home, Clintonville, is assisting the family.
Isaiah 40: 31 … those who hope in the Lord will renew their strength. They will soar on wings like eagles; they will run and not grow weary, they will walk and not be faint.