Julianna Catherine Vonderheide, of Brookville, was born on February 15, 1940, in Batesville, a daughter to Adam and Mable Wolljung Schantz. She married Harold Vonderheide on April 20, 1963, at St. Peter’s Church and he preceded her in death on November 19, 2017. Julie was active in her community as a member of St. Michael Catholic Church, the Franklin County Machinery Club, and the Franklin County Cattleman’s Club. She enjoyed antiques, restoring old tools, gardening, putting up her annual Christmas light display and watching birds. Julie was a true farmer who loved driving her tractors. She was also an avid Cincinnati Reds fan and loved spending time with her family. On Monday, January 23, 2023, at the age of 82, she passed away at McCullough-Hyde Memorial Hospital in Oxford.
Those surviving who will cherish Julie’s memories include her children; son, Bernard Vonderheide (Lisa Hoff-Kawaguchi), daughters, Edna (Fred) Martini, and Willie Ronnebaum (Ken Offill), and son, Ed Vonderheide; 5 grandchildren, Nathan, Brooklin, Trey, Sarah, and Ethan; 4 great-grandchildren, Xavier, Ryder, Julianna, and Axel. Sisters, Edith Fledderman and Frances Werner also survive. In addition to her parents and husband, she was preceded in death by 3 brothers, Walter, Russell and Leo, and 3 sisters, Esther Goddard, Marie Hardebeck and Ruth Haring.
Friends may visit with the family on Thursday, January 26th, 2023 from 4 until 7 p.m. at Cook Rosenberger Funeral Home, 929 Main Street, Brookville with Rosary beginning at 3:30. Father Vincent Lampert will officiate the funeral Mass at St. Michael Catholic Church on Friday at 10:30 a.m. Burial will follow in the church cemetery.
Memorial contributions can be directed to the Franklin County Farm Machinery Club or to St. Peter’s Cemetery fund. To send condolences or sign the online guest book go to, www.cookrosenberger.com. The staff of Cook Rosenberger Funeral Home is honored to serve the family of Julie Vonderheide.