She was born in Milwaukee on June 20, 1952, the daughter of Jack and Janet (Biegler) Pickup. She graduated from high school in Wayne, New Jersey and earned her bachelor’s degree in education from Carroll College where she was a member of Chi Omega. On August 30, 1975, she married Donald “Duck” Sura; he preceded her in death on September 19, 2007. Julie worked for Dr. Jeff Eaves, DDS for 19 years and then for Family Vision Center in Burlington until her retirement earlier this year. She was a longtime member of First Presbyterian Church where she was a member of the church choir and bell choir. Julie enjoyed working out at Curves but her pride and joy was her family. She never missed any of her children or grandchildren’s performances and the last show she was able to see was her granddaughter Charlotte performing in Jack and the Beanstalk. She will be forever missed by all who knew her.
She was the proud and loving mother to Shannon (Joe) Hajewski of Whitewater, Erin (Steven) Sura Flurry of Fond du Lac, Brianne (Zach Pierce) Sura of Whitewater and Shane Sura of Okinawa, Japan, cherished grandmother of Charlotte and JoJo Hajewski and sister of Jack (Deb) Pickup of Barrington, IL. She is further survived by nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends. In addition to her husband, Donald, she was preceded in death by her parents.
Visitation will be held on Saturday, April 28, 2018, from 12:00 p.m. until time of the 2:00 pm memorial service at First Presbyterian Church, 810 North East Avenue, Waukesha, WI 53186. Memorials in Julie’s name are appreciated to the American Cancer Society, N19 W24350 Riverwood Dr. Waukesha, WI 53188.
Randle-Dable-Brisk Funeral Home, Crematory and Preplanning Services is honored to serve the family. For further information please call the funeral home at 262-547-4035 or visit our website at www.randledable.com for directions or to leave the family an online tribute message.