Julia Burkett Wagner, age 80, a resident of Spooner passed Friday, May 1, 2020 after a short and courageous battle with cancer.
Julia was born on Nov. 27, 1939 to Herman and Dessie Denton. Julia along with her twin brother, Jack and her seven other brothers and sisters grew up in Rochester, Indiana.
In 1958, Julia met Tommy J. Burkett and they were married Oct. 31, 1958 in Athens, Indiana. After being married Julia and Tommy moved to Akron, Indiana to run a dairy farm. While they lived in Akron, they were blessed with three children: Kelly, Jeff and Amy. In 1974 they welcomed their fourth child, baby Michael but were tragically saddened when he was born premature.
In 1972 they moved their young family to Spooner. While in Spooner, they owned and operated A&H grocery store for five years. Then in 1977 they ran Voyager Village Country Club for the following five years. Julia then moved to Birchwood to run a grocery store with her companion, John Wagner.
Julia later spent time in Green Bay where she was able to enjoy her grandchildren. Later returning to Spooner where she enjoyed spending time with her grandchildren and time at the Senior Center playing cards with her family and friends.
The most cherished memory of Julia’s friends and family will be her amazing voice and love of singing. We will carry Julia in our hearts and be reminded of her strength, compassion, and steadfast love for her family.
Julia was preceded in death by her parents; her infant son, Michael and siblings; Virginia, Bob, Jim, Joe, Bill, Erma, June and Jack.
She will be sadly missed by her children; Kelly (Bob) Carlson, Jeff (Denean) Burkett and Amy (Arvid) Johnson; grandchildren; Chad Carlson, Shannon (Rob) Grindell, Briana (Seth) Holubar, Aaron Carlson, Jake (Abbie) Johnson, Kirby (Tom) Matzke and Ben (Kelly) Johnson; her great grandchildren; Madelyn, Zoe, Reese, Ella, Owen, Cole, Rowan, John, Fitz, Chelsea, Jase, Willa, Wren, Finley, Quinn and Hadley; along with other relatives and friends.
Private family services will be held. Arrangements were entrusted to Swedberg-Taylor Funeral Home, Webster. Online condolences can be made at www.swedberg-taylor.com.