Julia Pearce Steinert

Julia Pearce Steinert, age 88, of Broadus, passed away on Wednesday, July 12, 2017 at the Holy Rosary Health Center in Miles City.

 

Julia was born on April 3, 1929 in Broken Bow, Nebraska, the daughter of Henry and Anna (Steuter) Wehling. Shortly after Julia’s birth, the family moved to Parnell, Iowa and then to Colorado where the family leased farms. In 1949, Julia married Raymond Pearce and to this union, two sons were born, Dan and Don. In 1970, the family moved to Big Timber, Montana where they ranched. Raymond passed away in 1985 due to cancer. On November 13, 1993 Julia married Vernon Steinert in Big Timber. The family ranched in Big Timber until 1994 when they purchased the Gerald Ellis ranch near Broadus. Julia remained in Big Timber but due to health reasons she moved to Broadus in 2006 to be closer to her son Don. She purchased a home in Broadus where she spent several years before moving to the Powder River Manor on May 5, 2012.

 

Julia enjoyed gardening and loved her flowers. She loved bird watching, raising chickens and was an excellent cook. She loved spending time with her grandchildren and family.

 

Julia is survived by two sons: Don (Penny) Pearce of Broadus, Montana and Dan (Virginia) Pearce of Sheridan, Wyoming; four grandchildren: Josh (Nicole) Pearce, Raymond (Sharlynn) Pearce, Heather (Jay) Brownfield and Jonathan Pearce; two step grandchildren: Edward (Gloria) Bill and Jeffery (Erin) Bill; eight grandchildren and numerous nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her parents and her husbands.

 

Visitation will be held from 4 - 7 p.m. on Monday, July 17 at Stevenson & Sons Funeral Home in Broadus. Funeral Mass will be held at 2 p.m. on Tuesday, July 18 at St. David’s Catholic Church in Broadus. Rite of Committal will be held at 2 p.m. on Wednesday, July 19 at the Mountain View Cemetery in Big Timber, Montana. Condolences may be sent to the family by visiting: www.stevensonandsons.com.

 

Should friends desire memorials can be made to an Alzheimer’s foundation of their choice.

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