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Julia Alt

January 24, 2018

SHELBY — Julia “Judy” A. Alt, 87, of Shelby, passed away Sunday, Jan. 21, 2018, at St. Joseph’s Villa in David City.

Funeral services will be held 10 a.m. Friday, Jan. 26, at Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Shelby, with Fr. Leo Seiker officiating. Visitation will be 5-7 p.m. Thursday, with a 7 p.m. rosary, at the church. Organist will be Avis Rathje. Duet will be Roy Houdersheldt and Rita Houdersheldt. Pallbearers will be Riley Hunter, Alex Hunter, Nick Anno, Andy Condon, Bryant Alt and Jonathan Alt. Honorary pallbearers will be Jennifer Condon, Rebecca Anno and Katrina Havlovec. Interment will be in Shelby Cemetery.

Dubas Funeral Home of Osceola and Stromsburg is in charge of arrangements.

Julia was born Jan. 7, 1931, to Alois and Mollie (Czapla) Jarecki in Columbus. She attended St. Anthony’s elementary and graduated from St. Bonaventure High School in Columbus.

On Oct. 6, 1953, she was united in marriage to Raymond F. Alt at St. Anthony’s in Columbus. To this union three children were born. The family lived on a farm southeast of Shelby where Julia was a homemaker and farm wife. In 1994 they moved into Shelby.

She was a member of Sacred Heart Catholic Church and St. Anne’s Guild, the Calico Girls Club in Shelby and American Legion Auxiliary.

Julia prayed the rosary at Sacred Hearth Catholic Church in Shelby, volunteered at Aquinas High School and was an exceptional baker and everyone loved her cinnamon twist rolls. She had a huge garden and enjoyed canning and using apples and cherries from their orchard to make pies.

She was preceded in death by her parents Alois and Mollie Jarecki, brother Emily Jarecki and sister Virginia Wemhoff.

Survivors include her husband Raymond of Shelby; son Ron (Laura) Alt of Shelby; daughters Susan (Doug) Anno of Lincoln and Michelle (Doug) Hunter of Hickman; grandchildren Jennifer (Andy) Condon, Jonathan Alt, Bryant (Aubrey) Alt, Katrina Havlovec, Nick (Leslie) Anno, Rebecca Anno, and Riley and Alex Hunter; great-grandchildren: Tyler, Trenton and Thorin Condon, Tucker Alt, Klayton Havlovec and Taylor, Emma and Elizabeth Anno; brother Alois (Sue) Jarecki Jr. of Columbus; sisters Dorothy (Ron) Shotkoski of Columbus, Lorraine (Jim) Gourka of Columbus and Margaret (Richard) Borer of Columbus; sister-in-law Karen Jarecki of Columbus; and brother-in-law Ralph Wemhoff of Pearland, Texas.

In lieu of flowers, memorials are suggested to donor’s choice, Sacred Heart Catholic Church or memorials for Masses at Sacred Heart Catholic Church.