Julee Ann Klemm, 62, of Medford, town of Browning, died Thursday, July 15, 2021 at her home surrounded by her family and under the care of Hope Hospice.
A memorial service will be held at 11 a.m., Friday, July 23, 2021 at Holy Rosary Catholic Church in Medford with Fr. Patrick McConnell officiating. Interment will follow at St. Ann’s Cemetery in Chelsea.
Visitation will be from 4-7 p.m., Thursday, July 22 at Holy Rosary Catholic Church with a prayer service at 7 p.m. to conclude the visitation, and on Friday from 10 a.m. until the time of service at 11 a.m.
Julee was born May 27, 1959 in Marshfield to Joan (Jensen) and James Zuleger. She grew up in Medford and graduated from Medford High School, class of 1977. She attended UW-Stevens Point, earning a B.S. in Education.
On June 28, 1980, Julee married Kevin Klemm. They resided in Medford where the first seven years of her teaching career were in Colby at St. Mary’s School. She then taught 4th grade for 30 years in the Medford Public Schools, retiring in 2018.
Julee had many interests, including gardening, canning, making sauerkraut, ice fishing, snowmobiling, camping, Brewers baseball, and traveling. Quiet times were spent curled up with a good book. Her love of music was carried throughout her life.
Her passion for travel took Julee and her travel buddies to wonderful places. They have cherished memories of many trips together, but her favorite place they visited was Zermatt, Switzerland.
She is survived by her husband, Kevin of Medford; son, Cole (Jenny) of Medford; daughter, Anne (Aaron) Rogers of St. Paul; father, Jim Zuleger of Medford; mother-in-law, Nelda Klemm of Medford, a sister, Jill (Bruce) Dassow of Medford; sisters and brothers-in-law, Lynn (Steve) Cihasky of Eau Claire, Brenda (Lee) Jones, Joleen (John) Ziembo, Lisa (Mike) Frombach, Kim Klemm, Brad (Paula) Klemm, Jay (Karen) Klemm, Doug (Patti) Klemm; grandchildren, Finley and Josephine Klemm, and Frances Rogers; and numerous nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by her mother, Joan Zuleger; father-in-law, Bernard “Bunny” Klemm; brother-in-law, Dean Klemm; and grandson, Erik James Klemm.
Hemer Funeral Service of Medford and Rib Lake is serving the family. In lieu of flowers, donations to the family will be given to cancer research and preservation of The School Forest. Online condolences can be left at www.hemerfuneralservice.com.