Julie was born November 19, 1954 in Mankato, MN to Donald and Lorna Adams. She grew up on a farm outside of Minnesota Lake with her 7 brothers and sisters. Julie studied nursing in Rochester, MN. She met Gerry Cardinal while they were working at St. Mary’s Hospital. They were married June 14, 1980, and moved to Range, Wisconsin. They had 3 children: Craig, Cary, and Casey. Julie was wonderful mother, always active at school functions. She had a passion for helping people and growing plants, and worked as a nurse, school lunch lady, garden center worker, home health aide, and church volunteer.
Julie died peacefully at home in Hastings, MN on June 14th. She is survived by her husband, Gerry Cardinal; children Craig (Eva Reinicke), Cary (Jackie Zimski), and Casey Cardinal (Shane Morris); mother Lorna Adams; siblings Chris Ziemke, Nick Adams, Bob (Karma) Adams, Wendy Adams, Betsy Adams, Matt (Lisa) Adams, and Jenny Adams; and many nieces and nephews who loved her dearly.
Julie wanted us to celebrate her life with a party. We invite you to join us for lunch and a boat ride July 20th at 12:00 PM. Stillwater River Boat Company is located at 525 South Main Street, Stillwater MN.
Please RSVP to Wendy Adams so we can confirm numbers with the boat crew. Contact information for Wendy is 612-719-2144 or firstname.lastname@example.org.