Julie D. Hankemeier, 50, of Iowa City, Iowa, and formerly of Maquoketa, died on Saturday, November 5, 2011, at her home in Iowa City, Iowa.
A private burial will be held in the Andrew, Iowa Cemetery at a later date. The Carson & Son Funeral And Cremation Services in Maquoketa is caring for the family.
Julie Diane Jarrett was born on November 28, 1960 in Savanna, Illinois, to Joy Lee (Eggers) Jarrett. She was a 1979 graduate of Maquoketa Community High School and a 1994 graduate of the University of Iowa with a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Elementary Education. She married Roger A. Hankemeier on April 12, 1980 in Maquoketa, Iowa.
Julie adored and cherished time spent with her family and friends. She loved eating and living healthy, exercising, especially walking and bicycling, gardening and motorcycles.
Julie is survived by her husband, Roger Hankemeier of Iowa City, IA; a daughter, Jena Renae Hankemeier of Davenport, IA; her mother, Joy Jarrett of Davenport, IA; a sister, Janet Clark of Davenport, IA; and a brother, Dennis (Holly) Jarrett of Minden, IA. She was preceded in death by an infant daughter, Jessica Joy Hankemeier, and a brother, Kenneth Jarrett.
In lieu of other expressions of sympathy, memorials may be made to any local humane society of the donor's choice.
Online condolences may be left at www.CarsonAndSon.com.
Hey Sis, Its been 2 years, I think of you often.
You are truly missed.
SWEET HEART,ITS BEEN A YEAR AND HALF .GOD BLESS YOU
Roger,looking at the love in her eyes and the smile on her face,ya did good.God needed a angel that day cause he took 1 from us.This world was ALOT better place with you in it girl.Your a sweetheart.God help her.R.I.P. Julie
Happy Birthday Julie
We love you and miss you.
WE WILL MISS JULIE AT ARE NEXT CLASS REUNION
love you and miss you. ill never forget you!
Roger and family,
So sorry to hear of your loss. My thoughts and prayers are with all of you. I know you all will miss her a lot. Keep looking up!
So sorry to hear that Julie has passed away. My thoughts and prayers are with her family & friends.
I met Julie when I moved to Iowa City a long time ago. She was my mentor for healthy eating and healthy living. I will miss seeing her at HyVee & New Pie Co-op. Julie always had a smile & a kind word to help me through the tough times. She will be greatly missed.
Roger,Jena and Julie's family.... Thinking of you.
Roger and Jena- So very sorry for your loss. Julie was such a great friend to me for many years, since our Jr. High days. We kept in contact and I truly treasured her. She will always hold a very special place in my heart. Keeping you all close in my prayers.
I would like to give Roger and Jenna my condonolence. Being a cousin (Rae Eggers step-daughter), we would go visit them in Maquakota when they lived by Hardees. We would have lunch, visit and have a good time. Play ball in the parking lot. She and Roger help my mother when my step dad Rae was in Iowa City. Mom truely appreciated. Love Angela
We first met Julie when we added our corgi puppy Annie to our family. Julie, Roger and Bud then Rocky were great pals of ours. It was always such a delight to meet Julie and Rocky on walkies while we were walking Annie as the corgis were happy to see each other and we were always happy to see Julie! She always had a smile on her face and was a most generous soul. We will miss seeing her on walks. Please accept our deepest sympathies on your loss. She can never be replaced!
To Julie's family,
We are deeply saddened to learn of your beloved Julie's passing. Our thoughts and hearts are with you. We learned to know Julie as a friend and neighbor when you lived on California Ave. She always greeted us on her daily walks with a smile and wave or stopped for a chat. We enjoyed with her the 'furry ones', first Bud-then Rocky, excitement for the recumbant bike,planting a tree at Jenna's in Colorado, or exclaiming over the mileage she had rode or walked for that week.It was a blistery winter morning and Lyle was recuperating from major spinal surgery. We heard scraping noises outside and looked out to see Julie shoveling our sidewalk! We were blown away with appreciation for her generousity and thoughtfulness.She was really special and we too shall miss her. In sympathy, Lily Lee and Lyle V. Miller
Roger, Jena and family, So very, very sorry to hear about Julie's passing. I have so many wonderful memories of her throughout the years since we met when our girls were in school. My deepest sympathies to you all as we mourn the loss of a woman with a bright smile. You'll all be in my thoughts and prayers.
I am very sorry to hear of Julie's passing. She was a good woman who loved her family. I am happy to have met her and she will be missed.
I couldn't believe what I saw when I opened my newspaper. I have walked with Julie down sycamore green trail the last few years but haven't seen her lately and have missed walking with her. I met you, Roger, once when you were walking with Julie. It just won't be the same without seeing her.She always had a positive attitude and always found something good in each day.
Peace and Grace to you and your family
Julie was a dear, kind hearted woman that always made me feel loved and welcomed in her home. I enjoyed playing with her daughter, Jenna, when we were children, and I remember how Julie always used to make the best chocolate chip cookies for us!
She tutored me in math for a while, and was an excellent teacher that always made learning fun! She always had a warmth and energy about her that was uplifting to be around.
My heart goes out to you Roger and Jenna...She will be missed dearly, but always live on in our hearts. My prayers are with you both during this time. Blessings to you all.
Julie Hankemeier - a very special and wonderful woman. A true friend who inspired and energized me many times. I truly feel a void in my heart without her here to report humming bird sitings and tell me about her biking and motorcycle trips and walks. Julie - you will be missed. A lot.
So sorry Roger and Jenna on hearing the death of Julie. It has been many years since we've seen yous. Please know that our thoughts and prayers are with yous and the family at this very sad time.
Couldn't believe it when I looked on the website for Carson's. Julie was always such an awesome person. I have so many great memories of her. Didn't make it to the last class reunion, sure do regret that now, was always great to see her at them.
My heart goes out to her family. You are in my thoughts and prayers.
So sorry to hear of Julies passing.Havent seen her in a long time but remember her very well always so bubbly.
Roger and Jenna so sorry for your loss,our thoughts and prayers are with you. God Bless
So happy to reconnect with Jules after a class reunion and get to spend their anniversary with them in AZ. She was so special and a great friend! I enjoyed hearing about her Rog and Jenna and Janet. I don't think it's sunk in yet..When you see a hummingbird think of her she loved them too...my heart hurts for all of you..I will miss our walks on the phone.. Thinking of all of you!
I went to school with Julie and haven't seen her in years.I'm sorry to hear of her passing may she rest in peace.....
Roger & Jena.....so sorry to hear of the passing of Julie.
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