Julie Ann Yepsen, 46, of Galva, died peacefully at home at 7:02 a.m. Tuesday, Aug. 7, 2018, following a courageous battle with cancer. A funeral mass will be celebrated at 9 a.m. Saturday, Aug. 11 at Saint John Paul II Parish, in Kewanee. Fr. Johndamaseni Zilimu will officiate. A visitation will be from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. Friday, Aug. 10 at Rux Funeral Home, in Kewanee, with a recitation of the rosary at 4 p.m. A private inurnment will be held at a later date at Pleasant View Cemetery, in Kewanee. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be directed to the Julie Yepsen Memorial Fund, c/o Community State Bank.

Julie Ann Yepsen, 46, of Galva, died peacefully at home at 7:02 a.m. Tuesday, Aug. 7, 2018, following a courageous battle with cancer. A funeral mass will be celebrated at 9 a.m. Saturday, Aug. 11 at Saint John Paul II Parish, in Kewanee. Fr. Johndamaseni Zilimu will officiate. A visitation will be from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. Friday, Aug. 10 at Rux Funeral Home, in Kewanee, with a recitation of the rosary at 4 p.m. A private inurnment will be held at a later date at Pleasant View Cemetery, in Kewanee. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be directed to the Julie Yepsen Memorial Fund, c/o Community State Bank.

Julie was born Jan. 30, 1972, in Oshkosh, Wis., the daughter of Fred and Joyce (Krueger) Stollenwerk. She married Michael Yepsen on May 13, 2000.

Julie graduated from Kewanee High School in 1990 and from Black Hawk East and Illinois Central College and received her bachelor’s degree from Western Illinois University. She was as a dental hygienist, having worked in Kewanee, Bloomington-Normal, Pekin, Moline and Geneseo. She had also been a substitute teacher in Galva and Bradford. She was an avid softball player and had coached volleyball for Visitation School and soccer and baseball for the Galva youth sports league.

Survivors include her husband, Michael, of Galva; her children, Addison Marie Yepsen and Adam Michael Yepsen, both of Galva; her parents, of Kewanee.; two brothers, Dan Stollenwerk and Chad Stollenwerk; two sisters, Shannon (Eric) Allen and Jackie (Chris) Kell; and several nieces and nephews, including Dalton, Gabrielle, Elijah, Maya, Braden and Carver.