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Juliana Fedie

Juliana  Fedie

Juliana Fedie, age 99 of Eau Galle, died Wednesday, January 4, 2023 at her home in Eau Galle with her family by her side.

Juliana was born on January 18, 1923 in rural Mondovi. She was the daughter of Louis and Cecelia (Brunner) Brantner. Juliana grew up in Modena and attended school in Modena. After school, she helped on the farm and helped babysit her nieces and nephews. Juliana married Benedict J. Fedie on June 16, 1942 at Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Mondovi. After marriage, they moved to Eau Galle, where they farmed and raised their family. Juliana was proud of the fact that she worked until the age of 90. She was a long-time employee of St. Henry’s Catholic Church in Eau Galle. Juliana also was a member of St. Henry’s polka choir and served on the PCCW as president and group leader. In April of 2014, Juliana won the award of, Woman of Light by the La Crosse Deanery.

Juliana was a beautiful seamstress. She also loved embroidery and making quilts. Juliana enjoyed playing dice, cards, bingo, taking trips to the casino and going on cruises with her children. Most of all, Juliana loved to spend time with her family and friends, especially her grandchildren and great grandchildren.

Juliana is survived by her eight children who she loved to shake her finger at, Lorena Shermo of Altoona, Barbara (David) Buchanan of Silverdale, WA, Joe of Eau Galle, Francis (Donna) of Mondovi, Debbie (Greg) Weiss of Durand, Mary (Steve) Sievwright of Durand, Pam Bric of Wausau and Brenda (Jerry) Olson of Altoona, 22 grandchildren, 38 great grandchildren, 4 great great grandchildren, a special niece, June Brantner, many nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends. She is preceded in death by her parents, husband, Benedict Fedie, son Donald in infancy, sons-in-law Jerry Shermo and Don Bric, one daughter-in-law, Kathi Fedie and nine siblings.

Funeral Mass will be 11:00AM Tuesday, January 10, 2023 at St. Henry’s Catholic Church in Eau Galle. Burial will be in the church cemetery. Visitation will be 4:00PM-7:00PM Monday at the Rhiel Funeral Home in Durand and one hour prior to services at the church on Tuesday.

Rhiel Funeral Home & Cremation Services, Durand, is serving the family.


  1. Kathy Schlosser Stori

    So sorry for your loss. Julianna was kind and a wonderful person. Keeping you in my prayers,

  2. Jane Poeschel

    My deepest sympathies to all….Julianna was and is a beautiful soul????

  3. Paula Smith

    The family of Julianna I'm for your loss I hope the memories of her always find a way to your heart she was a very special person ill keep you all in my prayers

    Paula Smith

  4. Amanda Glaus

    Our condolences on the passing of Juliana. Keeping you all in our thoughts and prayers.

  5. Pat and Sue Michels

    Sending all our love and big hugs to Lorena and all family members. Juliana was one of a kind, a beautiful soul who cared so very much for her family and Lord. She will be missed by so many.

  6. Ray Dreger

    A great tremendous lady forever. Raised a great family to be proud and blessed. Worked hard for ever dime she had. Never complained and always thanked her God for all.
    May she rest in eternal piece. Forever.

  7. Michele Chilson

    My Thoughts and prayers to Deb and The Fedie family. What a remarkable women of faith. I can only imagine how it must have been to grow up in such a big family!


    Our sympathy and prayers to you and your family!
    Sandy and Ed Nelson

  9. Larry and Carol Prissel

    She was a great mother. You all have our Sympathy

  10. Ron & Bev Fedie

    Deepest sympathy to all the family of a beautiful lady, Juliana. You will all be remembered in our prayers. We will never forget their visit to the U. P. of MI. and their visit to our home. We talked over old times and had a lot of laughs. Memories are forever.

  11. Gary & Judi Bauer

    Our deepest sympathy to the Fedie family, Julianna was a beautiful lady and I always enjoy visits with her anytime we saw each other. She loved her church job. So blessed to have lived 99 years and she truly loved being with her family. Keeping you all in our prayers. You have So many memories to share. Heaven gained a beautiful Angel RIP Julianna

  12. Allan and Pat Baier

    Oh no! We are so sorry for your loss, but she lived a full and happy life. I have her 100th birthday card ready to mail. She would have gotten so many cards this month. Prayers to the family. You are very fortunate to have your mother for so long. God bless.

  13. Teresa Schultz

    What a beautiful lady, who was so very fortunate to live a very long beautiful life. Love and hugs to her family. She will be dearly missed. RIP ????????????

  14. Nancy Riggs

    My most sincere condolences are sent to the entire family. She was a good woman; may she rest in peace.

  15. Kathy Lieffring

    My sympathy for your loss! Family was so important to her & she loved telling me about them. She will be missed but heaven will be so much brighter with her there.

  16. Kim and Lynette Wagenbach

    Our sympathy and prayers to you all at this time. May Julianna rest in peace.

  17. Roger Poeschel

    Our condolences on the loss of your mother.

  18. Geralyn Weinzirl O'Neill

    Sorry for your loss. Love you all and the connection that the Fedies and Weinzirls have had over many years.

  19. Rich and Ann Brommer

    Your mom was such a sweet lady. Our sympathy for your loss.

  20. Richard & Linda Berg

    We are so sorry for the loss of your Mother - Mother-in-law. She is at peace now.

  21. Patrick Plumer

    So sorry for the loss of your mother Joe, in our prayers ????.

  22. Kimberly Papenfus

    Sympathy to her family. I loved all the stories she had from when her children and grandchildren had taken her places and their many accomplishments! She will be missed.

  23. Barbara Bowers

    My deepest condolences to Fran and family, she will always be in your heart !!

  24. Jennifer St. Louis

    Praying for the family. Mrs. Fedie was such a sweet lady and raised wonderful children. Praying for comfort for all.

  25. Cindy & Ralph Melgard

    Thoughts and prayers are with you in the loss of your beloved mother! May your many wonderful memories bring you comfort in the days ahead!

  26. Rick and Carol Richardson

    Our sympathy to all. A life well lived.

  27. Joanne’McRoberts’ Hovey

    Sincere sympathy to the family. She was a special lady that left many great memories ????

  28. Joe and Jan Drier

    Sorry for your loss, sending Our Sympathy and Prayers to all!

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