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Julie Holbrook

July 11, 1965 June 8, 2019
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The morning of Saturday, June 8th 2019, Julie Holbrook, loving wife and mother of six passed peacefully away at the young age of 53. 

Julie was born July 11th, 1965, in Milwaukee WI, to Donne Hein, then shortly after was adopted by Bill and June Niebling.On May 26th, 1985, Julie married her husband Paul Holbrook. They raised three sons and three daughters: Adam, Tyler, Elijah, Shelby, Cassandra, and Vickie. 

Growing up, Julie truly lived life to the fullest by swimming, spending summers fishing at the lake cottage, and giving her mother, June, a run for her money. 

Julie had many jobs in her life from raising her kids and homeschooling for a better part of 10 years to, most recently, working for Associated Bank.

Her hobbies were spending time with her family, Bible study with her lifelong friends from Highland Community Church, singing, occasionally embarrassing her kids by yelling, “I love the moon!,” having back yard camp fires, going on beer and wine tasting with her devoted husband, biking, and hosting many get togethers. 

Julie was known for her infectious personality, her giving attitude, seeing the light in any situation and her ability to always be there when you need her and sometimes when you didn’t realize you did. Julie found joy in the small things in life. She will always be a shining example of what a wife, mother, grandmother, daughter, sister, and friend should be. She was able, through her journey in life, to touch many different people in a deep and positive way.

Julie is finally pain free after a courageous 19-year battle with cancer and left behind a legacy that no one will ever match or forget. She continued to demonstrate unwavering faith and joy throughout her struggles which led many people to Christ by her inspiring example.

Julie is preceded in death by her birth mother, Donna Hein.

Julie is survived by her adopted parents, Bill and June Niebling; her husband of 35 years, Paul Holbrook; and their kids, Adam Holbrook (wife Nurita McGlone), Tyler Holbrook (wife Alyssa Krueger), Elijah Holbrook, Shelby Nead (husband Jordan), Cassandra Salber (husband Dustin), Vickie Hovel (husband Austin); her sister, RaeLynn Mielke; her half-sister, Tracy Hein; her step-brother, Todd Hein; and grandkids, Charlotte Holbrook, Peyton Holbrook, Emerson Holbrook, Jaxon Holbrook, Scarlett Nead, Kendall Salber, and soon to be granddaughter Everlie Hovel. 

Her celebration of life will be held Thursday, June 13th, 2019, at Highland Community Church, 1005 N 20th Ave, Wausau, WI 54401 at 3pm. Feel free to join for the service, then after to reminisce, grieve, support each other, and, of course, just chat.

The Mid-Wisconsin Cremation Society is assisting the family. For online condolences, please visit

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