Julia Marie Lusk, 105, of Jackson, Minnesota, passed away on Tuesday, October 1, 2019 at the Good Samaritan Society in Jackson. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held on Tuesday, October 8, 2019 at 10:30 AM at Good Shepherd Catholic Church in Jackson with Father Jonathan Fasnacht as celebrant. Burial will take place at Good Shepherd Catholic Cemetery immediately following the funeral service.
A visitation will take place on Monday, October 7, from 5:00-7:00 PM followed with a rosary service at Good Shepherd Catholic Church in Jackson and will continue one hour prior to the service on Tuesday.
Julia Marie Lusk, daughter of Frank and Julia (Vrchota) Lusk was born January 22, 1914 at the family farm in Hunter Township, Jackson County, Minnesota. She received the sacraments of Baptism, Holy Communion, and Confirmation at St. Wenceslaus Catholic Church in Jackson, Minnesota. Julia attended District 65 rural school and Peace Memorial before graduating from Jackson High School in 1931 and Jackson Teachers Training in 1932. She then attended Mankato Teachers College and Winona State Teachers College and proceeded to teach in rural schools of Jackson County (Districts 69, 65, 84, and 55) for 18 years. She also taught CCD classes at Good Shepherd Catholic Church for a number of years. Julia helped organize the Minneota 4H Club which later joined the Hunter Township club. She was a member of a number of organizations, including Good Shepherd Church, the Jackson Council of Catholic Women, the Retired Educators Association of Minnesota, VFW Ladies Auxiliary #900 which she joined in 1945, and Ave Maria Court #781 of the National Catholic Society of Foresters where she served as Recording Secretary for 53 years.
Julia collected china and glassware. She loved to work in the garden, lawn, and with flowers both indoors and outdoors. Julia enjoyed helping with the farm field work and was happy to work with tractors and combines. She enjoyed many summer vacation trips, especially the one with Marie Anne to visit her brother Frank at Camp Wheeler, Georgia, and her cousin Charley Vrchota at Fort Bragg, North Carolina. Julia enjoyed reading, sewing, embroidering, and helping to make quilts. She always liked to visit and help friends and relatives. After retiring from teaching she continued to live on the Century Family Farm purchased by Grandparents Vrchota in 1884. Julia later moved into the Good Samaritan Society in Jackson where she passed away on Tuesday, October 1, 2019 at the age of 105 years, 8 months, and 4 days.
Julia was preceded in death by her parents Frank and Julia Lusk, sister Marie Kerkvliet, and brothers Frank and Lawrence Lusk.
Julia is survived by nephew Frank Kerkvliet of Windom, Minnesota, along with numerous other nephews, nieces, and cousins.
Blessed be the memory of Julia Marie Lusk.