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Julianne Bryan


Julianne Bryan, age 34, of Neillsville, WI passed away Saturday, April 9, 2022, at the Marshfield Medical Center in Marshfield, WI. Julie fought a brave and inspiring battle against ALS (Lou Gehrig’s Disease).

Julie was born on February 3, 1988, in Princeton, MN the daughter of Randy and Theresa (Hetchler) Black. She had four brothers who she loved very much. When Julie was six years old, her mother remarried, Arnold Grebinoski, and her family moved to Sartell, MN. It was here she met Rachael DeSomma, her best friend. Julie graduated from Neillsville High School in 2006. She had twin boys she adored. In January of 2013 she married David Bryan Jr., who had two young sons of his own. They went on to have a son and then another set of twins, girls this time.

Julie had always dreamed of being a mom! She was the most loving mother her young family could ask for. Always doing activities with them, especially anything involving water. She enjoyed spending time with her girlfriends and left them with this motto “stay wild”!

Julie had the best smile ever….It lit up a room! She always had that smile in spite of her condition.

Julie loved her husband, and he adored her. He proved his love by caring for her right up to the very end.

Julie’s family would like to thank all the staff at Marshfield Medical Center who tirelessly cared for her for so many months. They would also like to thank the ALS Association for all they provided to make Julianne’s life more manageable.

She is survived by her husband, David Bryan Jr. of Neillsville, WI, her children, Hunter and Taylor Ashton-Black, Skyler, Lilly and Lexie Bryan, stepchildren, Alexander and Zackary Byran, her father, Randy Black of Cornell, WI, her mother, Theresa Grebinoski of Neillsville, WI, grandmother, Janet Black of Cornell, WI, her father-in-law and mother-in-law, David and Betty Bryan Sr. of Neillsville, WI, brothers, Jason (Abby) Black of Sartell, MN, Joshua (Jessica) Black of St. Joseph, MN, Justin Black of Kirbyville, MO and Jesse Black of Neillsville, WI, nieces and nephews, Parker Knutson, Emmersyn Black, Kashton Black, Rowan Black and Finley Black along with many close aunts, uncles and cousins who loved her dearly.

She was preceded in death by her grandparents, Lloyd Black and John Hetchler and Elizabeth Hetchler.

Funeral Services for Julie will be held at 11:00 a.m., Saturday, April 16, 2022, at the Gesche Funeral Home in Neillsville, WI. Visitation will be from 4:00 to 7:00 p.m., Friday and from 10:00 to 11:00 a.m., Saturday at the Gesche Funeral Home. Interment will be in the Dells Dam Cemetery in Neillsville, WI at a later date. Following the funeral service, a celebration of Julianne’s life will be held at the Brickyard Bar and Grill in Neillsville beginning at 1:00 p.m.

A livestream of the funeral service for Julianne can be viewed at www.geschefh.com beginning at 11:00 a.m. on Saturday, April 16th.

Pall bearers will be Jason Black, Joshua Black, Justin Black, Jesse Black, Cole Hetchler and Brian Zagger.

Online Condolences may be made at www.geschefh.com.

The Gesche Funeral Home assisted Julianne’s family with funeral arrangements.

Feel free to contact us with questions and/or comments.

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