JULIE K. AVOLESI-SCHWARTZJuly 14, 1967 – February 17, 2010Services celebrating the life of Julie Avolesi-Schwartz, age 42 of St. Cloud, will be 11:00 AM Thursday, February 25, at Bethlehem Lutheran Church in St. Cloud. Julie died Wednesday at the Quiet Oaks Hospice House after a courageous 15 year battle with an inoperable brain tumor. Friends may call after 10:00 AM Thursday until the time of the service at the church in St. Cloud. Arrangements are being made by the Miller-Carlin Funeral Home in St. Cloud.Julie was born July 14, 1967 in St. Paul to Raymond and Laurie (Schmitz) Avoles. She grew up in the St. Paul area and graduated from the University of Minnesota with a degree in Mass Communications. She worked as an account executive at the St. Paul Pioneer Press for over 10 years. Julie married Robert Schwartz on October 14, 1994 in Roseville. The couple lived in Falcon Heights and Lino Lakes before moving to St. Cloud in 2005. Julie was a volunteer for the United Way and was a member of Bethlehem Lutheran Church.Julie is survived by her husband, Bob Schwartz, St. Cloud; her children, Annika and Anthony, at home in St. Cloud; her mother, Laurie Avoles, St. Paul; her grandmother, Betty Avoles, St Paul; and her brother, Douglas (Jill) Avoles, Sparta, WI.Julie is preceded in death by her father Raymond Avoles.Memorials are preferred for the benefit of Julie’s children.
Schedule and Information
Friends may call after 10:00 AM Thursday until the time of the service at the church in St. Cloud.
Bethlehem Lutheran Church
Memorials are preferred for the benefit of Julies children.
Bethlehem Lutheran Church 4310 Cr-137, St Cloud, MN 56301 (320) 251-8356
Bob-I am so sorry for you and the kids. Julie made a lasting impression with all of us the paper and thought about her often. She will always be in our memories!
I am so deeply saddened by hearing this news. Julie was a beautiful person and her spirit will live on. God bless you Julie.
Julie was an amazing angelic person…she touched so many who knew her with her kind and thoughtful spirit…I know she was an incredible mom and wife and her smile and spirit will live on forever…we will miss her so much….
My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. Pete and Krista had shared with me, Julie’s situation and challenges. I know that you will gather the strength for yourself and your children and live on as she would want you to. Take care and God Bless. -Kelly
-Kelly Forbes (Gendron) from 1984-88 SCSU Marketing Program
friend of Pete & Krista Ice.
Anthony & Annika,
You had a beautiful mother. I can remember when I was a kid; I thought Julie was the coolest cousin ever. I can remember hearing her stories at Grandma Av house and thinking to myself, when I get to be Julie’s age I want to be just like her. She would always talk about all of the friends she had and all of the events she got to go to. I don’t think she ever had a dull moment. My favorite memory of your mom, is watching her with both of you. I to hope to be a great mother like your mom was to both of you. She was always hugging one of you, smiling with delight. She was beautiful.
Laurie & Bob
You both showed our Julie such love and compassion. May she watch over us as you both did over her. She has touched our hearts. I admire both hers and yours strength, stubbornness, and the will to never give up.
With Love – Ginny
Krista and I send our love to you and your family. Julie was such a gift to us all. You all fought a tough fight and she’s in God’s hands. Now it time to take care of you. We’re here for you Bob.
Pete and Krista Ice
My families thoughts and prayers go out to you and your family. Julie was a person that made you feel welcomed the minute you met her. She was a wonderful person. God bless you and your family
I am so sorry to hear the news of Julie’s passing. Though I have never personally met her, Bob or the kids, I feel like I knew them thru the stories that Kathy, Joe & Amy have shared with me over the years that I have been their friend. They have always talked about what good parents they were & all of the activities, as well as how much fun they have. I commend Julie’s, as well as Bob & the kids’s determination & courage while she fought the Big “C”. My heart goes out to you, Bob, the kids, & both families. Whatever life brings you, Julie will be forever in all of your hearts & will be an angel watching over you & protecting you. My thoughts & prayers are with you all during this tragic time.
We were very saddened by the news that we have lost Julie. She was such an upbeat, vivacious person and handled her illness with such grace.
It was great to see you this past fall while E-man was in town and get caught up on each others lives. Julies long battle was truly heroic and amazing. She sounded like she had a strong will to continue that fight. I specifically remember attending your wedding and noticing the enthusiasm that Julie had for life. She seemed to be something truly special in your life. Due to other obligations, I will not be able to attend the funeral but just know that my thoughts and prayers go out to you and your children. Be strong for Julie. Let’s keep in touch.
Sincerely.. your friend,
We are so sorry…Julie was such a sweet and gentle friend! She was always so supportive and encouraging us to look to God. We were very blessed by her! She was always there for me for all of my 3 surgeries and treatments! Always cheering me on…always giving…always smiling through it all when times were tough for herself! She is greatly missed here…Ellie (9 1/2 yrs old) misses her too! She was devastated when she heard. Julie truly touched everyone with her love and graciousness.
Our prayers are with you and Anthony & Annika and Laurie.
Bob, Anthony and Annika,
Our hearts go out to you at this time. Your love for Julie and her love of you will always be there…
Laurie, Doug and family,
Sorry to hear about Julie. I can still remember babysitting when the kids were little. My thoughts and prayers are with you.
Bob, Annika and Anthony,
We will miss Julie but will keep her in our hearts. What a friend. She carried that beautiful smile with her everywhere she went. We are so happy to have known her as well as we did. Our thoughts and prayers go out to you and your family.
Greg and Melissa
My deepest sympathy and prayers are with the entire Avoles and Schwartz families and friends. I pray for God to comfort you through this difficult time and to feel his incredible love in this time of grief. Julie will be deeply missed on this earth, but we celebrate that she is dancing on streets of gold with our Heavenly Father. She left a legacy of love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness and gentleness that was a living testimony to Christ’s love. God’s Peace and Blessings. Bob Pekarek
We are so sorry for the loss of Julie … such a vibrant spirit … always a positive outlook and a smile on her face. We will miss her terribly. You, Anthony and Annika are in our thoughts and prayers. We are here whenever you need us.