On March 31, 2021 at 6:37 p.m. heaven received another angel. Julie A. Racine-Eckberg, 54, was born on October 11, 1966 in Green Bay to the late Stanley and Ruth (Fitt) Racine. Julie’s mother Ruth died when she was very young and her aunt, Stella Kennin lovingly raised her. She was a 1985 graduate of Oconto Falls High School. Julie was employed at Humana for almost 20 years. She and Mike first started dating in 1997 and Mike finally convinced her to marry him on June 16, 2012. Julie had A big heart and was always worried about others over herself. She was an optimistic, strong and loyal person. Julie enjoyed travelling and going to wineries. She loved everything 80’s and Ford Mustangs. No matter what the day brought, she always had to get her steps in. Julie bravely fought her 10-year battle with breast cancer and will be loved and missed by all.
She is survived by her loving husband, Mike; stepsons, Nathan (Melissa) Eckberg and their daughter, Violet; Josh (Connie) Eckberg; sister, Barbara (Larry VanVleet) Thompson; nieces, Carrie (Chad) Kleinschmidt, and their children, Lyla, Lydia and Lucy; Kristin Thompson; nephews, Jacob Thompson and Shawn Thompson; brother-in-law, Bob (Terri) Eckberg; sisters-in-law, Julie Eckberg and Cathy Eckberg; and many other relatives and friends.
In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by a baby sister, Kathrine Racine; brother-in-law, Steven Eckberg; uncles, Francis, Joseph and Leo Fitt.
Friends may call at the Proko-Wall Funeral Home, 1630 E. Mason St., on Wednesday, April 7, 2021 from 4:00 to 8:00 p.m. A time for sharing of memories will take place at 7:00 p.m. Visitation will continue on Thursday at St. Matthew Catholic Church, 130 St. Matthew St., from 10:00 a.m. until the time of Mass. Funeral Mass 11:00 Thursday at the church with Rev. Bob Kabat officiating. Burial will take place at St. Patrick’s Catholic Cemetery in Stiles. Online condolences may be expressed at www.prokowall.com.
In lieu of other expressions of sympathy, a memorial fund is being established.
The family would like to extend a special thank you to the Vince Lombardi Cancer Center at Aurora Baycare Hospital and the Mayo Clinic for all of their care and compassion.
Also a heartfelt thank you to the “Zebras”, who were always there for Julie during her illness.