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Julie Ann Navratil

Julie Ann Navratil, age 44 of Litchfield, died Thursday, Dec. 23, 2004 at Meeker County Memorial Hospital in Litchfield.

Julie was born Nov. 21, 1960 in Glencoe to the late Otto and Lillian (Zaruba) Navratil. She grew up on a farm in Hale Township and graduated from Silver Lake High School.

She then attended Ridgewater College in Hutchinson, where she received her licensed practical nurse degree.

Julie lived in Dassel, Darwin, and most recently, Litchfield. She worked as an LPN and a home health aid, and was recently employed at Lake View Ranch.

Julie had a love for the outdoors, and especially enjoyed drives in the country, walks, fishing, swimming, her three dogs, and crafts. She loved all animals and had many different pets through the years.

In addition, Julie had a passion for people, and would always put the needs of others above her own. She was a wonderful friend and will be missed by her family and friends.

Julie is survived by her daughters, Jill Fiecke of Cokato, and Casi Fiecke of Litchfield; siblings, Gary (Susan) Navratil of Mound, Bonnie Navratil of Eden Prairie, and Gene (Gayle) Navratil of Mount Joy, Pa.; nieces Jenifer Skjerven and Elizabeth Navratil; and many relatives and friends.

She was preceded in death by her parents.

A Mass of Christian Burial took place Tuesday, Dec. 28 at Holy Family Catholic Church in Silver Lake. The Rev. Robert J. Mraz was the celebrant. Organist was Alice Nowak, and the Holy Family choir sang “O Holy Night.” A flute duet was performed by Elizabeth Navratil and Jenifer Skjerven. Congregational hymns were “Just A Closer Walk With Thee,” “Be Not Afraid,” and “On Eagles’ Wings.”

Visitation took place Monday, Dec. 27, from 4 to 9 p.m. at the Maresh Funeral Home in Silver Lake, with a parish prayer service at 7:30 p.m.

Casket bearers were Gary Navratil, Gene Navratil, Brandon Bush, Kevin Ruzicka, Jim Skjervan, and Tim Cox.

The Maresh Funeral Home of Silver Lake served the family.

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