Julie Ann Petree

Petree, Julie_ovalJanuary 12, 1958 ~ March 5, 2015

Julie A. Petree, 57, of Brandon, died suddenly, Thursday, March 5, 2015, at the Gulf Coast Medical Center, in Ft. Myers, FL.

A Celebration of Julie’s life-visitation will be held from 1 – 3PM, Saturday, March 21, 2015 at Heartland Funeral Home.

Julie Ann Petree was born January 12, 1958 in Sioux Falls to Harold and Viola (Horner) Petree. She graduated from Lincoln High School in 1976 and joined the US Army for two years. She then attended college and received a LPN degree and then her RN degree. Julie loved working as a traveling nurse and was able to travel all over the world and met many people. She was working in Florida at the time of her death. Julie lived life to the fullest. She also loved to go on cruises, she loved her dogs, flea markets, her friends and her family. She will be deeply missed by all.

She is survived by her brother, Dan Petree, Brandon; a nephew and niece, Jason (Kelsey) Petree and Julie K. Petree, Brandon; and four great-nieces and great nephews, Hailey, Cameron, Boston, and Tryton.

She was preceded by her parents, Harold and Viola (Horner) Petree, in death.

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  • Scott Brickley says:

    I will miss you Julie, you were a good soul and alway put others before yourself. Your leaving this world at 57 years old is not fair and makes no sense to me, but as they say the good die young. My wish is your in that special place with Your Mom and Dad, hopefully my dad who you helped me take care of in his time of need and others you loved along life’s journey. May you always be on beautiful sand beachs with plenty of sunshine and a wonderful ocean breeze on your face.
    All my love,
    Cousin Scott

  • Judy Petree/Covington says:

    Our hearts go out to all the family. It has been many years since we saw one another. But as children our families visited regularly. Back when cousins knew each other better. I miss those days. May God bring comfort to you all. Love to all my cousins!

  • Yo Moreno says:

    Rest in Peace Julie! You are loved and will be missed by all your SC Friends. Blessings!

  • Tammy Will says:

    Julie and I were roommates in Texas a lifetime ago. I will always cherish the memories of times spent with her, adventures we shared (usually with her in the lead), and the lessons learned from her. My condolences to Danny and family.

  • Mary (Schmaus)Barth says:

    I am so happy we got together last summer! We grew up together in our teens and twenties- having so many ” wild and crazy” adventures! I had a few amazing vacations with you, thanks to your planning! You were always full of spunk, saving and planning for your next great adventure! You were such a kind, warm hearted and fun loving soul! I will miss you dear friend!

  • Rick & Tammy Powell says:

    Dan, Jason and Julie
    So very sorry to hear of the death of Julie. You are in our thoughts and prayers.

  • Mary (Schmaus) Barth says:

    Julie, I am so happy we got together last summer! We grew up together in our teens and twenties- having so many ” wild and crazy” adventures! I had a few amazing vacations with you, thanks to your planning! You were always full of spunk, saving and planning for your next great adventure! You were such a kind, warm hearted and fun loving soul! I will miss you dear friend! I send my love and prayers to your family, I know how special they were to you and how much they will miss you!

  • Michael Litz says:

    Though I haven’t seen Julie in years, I remember her as a class act. Growing up with her at “the Lake” was always a positive experience. I am so sorry for your loss and wish you only the best.

  • Marla vanderlinde says:

    Dan, I know you will miss Julie. We lost Leanne this last fall. Time heals. I am and will be thinking of you and your whole family.

  • Sherri Lindsay says:

    I didn’t know Julie for too long, I had met her through her niece, Julie. From the few times I had met her, she was a very dear lady. Always so cheerful and had a smile on her face. She will be missed. I am truly sorry for your loss. May she be with God now and looking down upon you.

  • Rowena says:

    I do not know her at all, but I do know her niece Julie. I just wanted to give my condolence. And to let the family know my thoughts and prayers are with you. I have lost my dad not too long ago, and I know how that feels, so Julie your not alone, and if you or your family need anything feel free to reach out, god bless!

  • Deanna Stidham says:

    I met Julie( Jules as we called her)on my very first singles cruise Feb. 2004. We did our last singles cruise together Nov. 2014 with many, many cruises and land trips in between. What great memories we made! Miss you my dear friend! My prayers and condolences go out to her family and friends. She was loved by many and her singles cruise family mourn her loss. Jules, see you again one day. Love you! Deanna/Texas

  • Roger Murney says:

    To all Julie’s family and friends my heart she’s with each of you.

    Julie and I married in Las Vegas 2005 after meeting in barcelona a year before

    We seperated amicably a few years later , hand in hand with tears at naples gl court house

    She along with my late mother ALMA. Was the truly kindest and most caring person I’ve ever known

    We never really sepearted and just this last new year she spent s lot of time helping me move my home from naples to tsmpa

    Julie my worls is missing a big rick which you were , I’ll miss your wit to my demise. , just a few days before this tragedy I was talking about buying dinner april ninth to rememener , celebrate our Vegas wedding. She texted back what we celebrating wedding or divorce. Before I could reply she typed. Tee hee. ” well it was kind of funny”. My friends in naples are all shocked snd so sad. I’m going down to toast the memory of s lady who touched us all. My ” gentlewaves”. Rest in peace with mum and dad. Sweetheart

  • Katy Blanchar says:

    It was a shock to find out about Julie thru Social Media-Facebook, but I am glad that I heard it before she passed. We may have had our differences in living together, but I cherished the memory of seeing her this past Feb.,’15 when she was in town to visit family and do her taxes. She looked HAPPY, and felt GOOD! I know that she was looking forward to this wked. in New York with the Singles Group-she enjoyed the travel and meeting new people. I will miss her smile, her quick wit, her compassion for both humans and animals, her ability to fix things, and then sell them. We did many a rummage sale and Flea Markets together-she always out-sold me. It is a shock to loose someone without having the ability to say “goodbye” before they pass. However, being a fellow nurse, I am glad that she did not suffer and/or linger. So, goodbye Julie-you were a dear friend. To Dan and Family-I look forward to celebrating her life. You are all in my thoughts and prayers. Please call if you need any help. Her memories will live on forever in each of you. Sincerely, Katy Blanchar, Sx. Fls., SD

  • I met Julie,once,some years ago,with Roger.She was such a lovely person!
    My Sympathy,to her family for the big lost.Zak,Plakias,Crete.

  • Bev Semmens says:

    Julie was married to my son Steve. We all remained friends after their divorce. I really loved Julie, she was like a daughter to me. We spent lots of time together for lunches and desserts.also doing rummage sales. I guess I was her other Mom. I will deeply miss her.Dan and Julie, if you need anything please call me.My prayers are with you and for her. Love you. Bev

  • Diane Sracic says:

    I was very saddened to hear of Julie’s passing. Several years ago we went on a cruise together beginning in Barcelona and on to numerous stops in Italy. Julie, being the world traveler that she was, orchestrated our stay in Barcelona and showed me one of the most beautiful and interesting cities I have ever visited. Almost didn’t even want to go there, but with Julie’s insistence I went and was so happy I did. Rest in peace Julie and know that you had so many people who loved and cared about you.

  • Beth Newhart says:

    I am heartbroken to hear of Julie’s passing. She was an amazing person, a true friend. She made my stay in Florida away from my children bareable. I will treasure the memories of our times together. She was such a blessing to this world. She will be deeply missed.

  • Barb Maul says:

    Rest in peace, Julie. Carly and I will miss having you here with us every winter.

  • Jim + Jo Howard says:

    Our winter nurse who always had a smile and stopped by the day before she passed to play with her little friend Sarah our dog. Gone way to soon but glad we got to know her.

  • Tim and Melody Thomas says:

    Dan, Julie, Jason,
    Tim and I send our prayers and thoughts to you all,
    We are very sorry for your loss.

  • Dan and family,
    I was saddened to hear that Julie passed away at such a young age. My deepest sympathy to you and the family. RIP Julie and enjoy your parents, they were the best!

  • Claudia Stevens Peterson says:

    I am so saddened to hear of Julie’s death. She and I attended LPN school together in Sioux Falls and spent a lot of time at the lake and her parents home in SF. We met up again when I moved to TX and she was in San Antonio. She attended our wedding in Yellowstone and then we lost contact for several years, reconnecting about 8 years ago on Facebook. When we were in LPN school she said she wanted to be a traveling nurse and indeed she did and traveled all over the world for leisure as well. I so much enjoyed Julie and treasure the wonderful memories of her. It is a tragedy for her to be gone so young and I will truly miss her. My condolences to her family who I know she adored. Rest in Peace Julie, Love you.

  • rest in peace Julie…helping others is a gift and a privelege.

  • michael c peacock says:

    What a very sad loss for all Julies family and friends.I had the pleasure to meet Julie ten years ago when she visited England with Roger.They where so happy and I new he had a very special lady in his life.Rest in peace Julie

  • Kristi Summers says:

    Back in the 90’s Julie and my dad (David Sorlye) briefly dated but remained good friends thru the years until my dad passed away in 2005. She was one of the only girlfriends I approved of lol. She has always kept in touch with me since then. She was a great friend. Thru my dad she also knew my Uncle Dennis Sorlye who were both into the same antique stores. She would follow up on our family thru him. Also my cousin Stanley Randall worked together in the hospital many years ago. My family and I are sending lots of prayers and strength. Julie will always have a special place in my heart. She was quite a character but that’s what made you love her.

  • Beverley Laurila says:

    I am a new friend from the November 2014 cruise and we met at the meet and greet in Miami. We shared easy conversation, fun and laughs. Julie’s razor sharp wit was evident early on. My heartfelt prayers to all of Julie’s family and friends. From a fellow nurse in Winnipeg, Manitoba Canada.

  • Elaine Thompson says:

    meet julie on a singles cruise. Rest in Peace

  • Sandra Callies says:

    Julie, I have always cherished the postcards you’ve sent me from your many trips. They have moved with me from apartment to apartment and are typically collaged in my kitchen. You have always been an inspiration for me to see and experience the world and its beauty. I will miss our lunchs with my mom and visiting the flee market to see you. I was happy to help last summer with moving and organizing. I promise to make something amazing from the glass conductors you gave me. I can’t make it to Sioux Falls tomorrow but will celebrate your life here in Minneapolis. I miss you pretty lady!

  • Jimminy says:

    There are good ships and there are wood ships,
    the ships that sail the sea.
    But the best ships are friendships,
    and may they always be.
    Until our next cruise Julie….

  • Mary Townley says:

    I still can’t believe our adventures are over. Julie and I have seen a lot of the world together, and I enjoyed every mile. She never let the grass grow under her feet. She’s been more places than most people will see in a long, long lifetime. I really, really miss her. I’ll miss her edgy humor, her great big heart and fun loving nature.

    Anyone who knew Julie knew how she valued her family and friends. She talked so much about her family, I felt I knew them all. She was always sharing pictures of all of you. My thoughts and prayers are with you. She was one of the special ones.

  • Peter Peacock says:

    Only met Julie once in England but stayed in touch on the net. Lovely person had a touch of class. RIP Julie.

  • Alicia Gordon says:

    I’m not sure if I met Jules on the 2003 Halloween cruise or the historic cruise to No Where Feb 2004. Jules made a lot of friends before each cruise because of her quick wit on the Yahoo cruise pages. I was surprised when I met her in person and she was so quiet. I know she was a loving caring nurse, even though we lovingly called her Nurse Ratchet.The last time I saw her was in paradise, Turks and Caicos. Jules I know you made it to heaven, please watch over my Gussie (dachshund) until I get there. I’m sure Wally and your parents were waiting for you at the pearly gates. Please watch over us all and send us a funny sign that you are still around us. You were a special person the world lost way too soon, you are truly missed.

  • Roger Murney says:

    Kronosthe ferryman has taken Julie to a nicer place on his ferry to eternity

  • Luella Harlos says:

    Henry and I met Julie ten years ago here in Florida. She had a beautiful
    smile, a loving caring way about her, and we became winter friends. We delighted
    in hearing about her adventures and I will treasure her memory forever.
    Rest in peace sweet lady. You will be missed.

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