Julie A. Buechler, age 75, of Litchfield, MN, died on Sunday June, 6, 2021 at the St. Cloud Hospital. A 10am visitation followed by a funeral service at 11:00 AM on Thursday, June 10, 2021, at the Zion Lutheran Church in Litchfield, MN.
Julie Ann Buechler, the daughter of Ray and Elsie (Hagley) Nelson was born on June 1, 1946 in Aberdeen, South Dakota. She graduated from Bowdle High School in 1964 and continued her education at the School of Commerce in Aberdeen, pursuing a degree in nursing. Julie was united in marriage to Leo Buechler at the First Baptist Church in Ipswich, SD, on December 11, 1965. Together Leo and Julie moved to Litchfield in 1980. She worked at Litchfield Precision Components for many years, retiring in 2011.
Julie is survived by her husband Leo of Litchfield, MN; children Craig of Richmond, MN and Patti (Neil) Portner of Coal Valley, IL; grandchildren Michael (Kelsey) Buechler, Kayli (Luke) McCann, Preston Buechler, Kyle Portner and Jarod Portner; great grandchildren Braxtyn Buechler, Briggs Buechler and Caleb McCann; and siblings Kenneth (Delores) Nelson, Lyle (Roxanne) Nelson and LaVonne (Melvin) Rohrbach.
She was preceded in death by her parents, Raymond & Elsie Nelson; daughter-in-law Kelly Buechler (wife of Craig); and a sister Venerva Kraft.
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