Julie N. Hamik
June 3, 1956 – March 10, 2023
“And in the end, it’s not the years in your life that count. It’s the life in your years.” – Abraham Lincoln
A befitting quote for a woman who truly lived life to the fullest. Never one to pass up an opportunity to spend time with family and friends, Julie’s laughter was a magnet drawing in those around her. Nothing gave Julie greater joy than watching her boys, Spencer and Zach, grow into strong, responsible young men. When they were small, Julie was a full time mother, doing sewing work on the side, more of a hobby than anything. Always humble, she touted her work as “sew sew” on the license plate of her mini van. Many fun times and laughs were had in her sewing room.
As the boys grew and Julie re-entered the workforce, she never gave up her entrepreneurial spirit, turning her secret toffee recipe into an empire. For months, Julie would prepare jar after jar of her proprietary tasty treat in her custom-built “toffee kitchen”, watching it go out the door to happy clients nearly as quick as she could make it!
Julie truly found her soulmate in Brad and they eventually wed in 2020. The two loved to travel, try new restaurants, and play cards. They spent Sundays cooking or with family, and were a force to be reckoned with in the yearly Super Bowl “soup-off”. You always knew a visit to Brad and Julie’s would leave your body well-fed and your spirit invigorated.
While the tumor in Julie’s brain worked hard to dull her spirits, it never succeeded. Julie’s personality and faith remained until the very end of her too-short life. Witty quips and observations bursting through the heavy moments, forcing those around her to smile, not mourn. Now reunited with many who awaited her in Heaven, we will all remember fondly her laugh, her penchant for grammar, and her toffee. Oh, her toffee.
She was preceded in death by her parents, John and Trudy Nebbia; brother, Jim Nebbia; brother-in-law, John Sodoro; nephew, Joseph Sodoro.
She is survived by her husband, Brad; sons, Spencer and Zach (Ashley) Johnson; stepchildren: Thomas (Megan) Hamik, Mikaela Juelfs (Trevor), Andrew Hamik; sister, Christine Sodoro; brothers, Jerry (Diane) Nebbia, Ron (Amy) Nebbia; many nieces, nephews and other loving family members and friends
Vigil Service: Monday, March 13, 2023 7PM at St. Patrick Catholic Church in Elkhorn, NE (20500 W. Maple Road) with family receiving friends from 5-7PM
Mass of Christian Burial: Tuesday, March 14, 2023, 10:30AM at the Church
Memorials are suggested to St. Patrick Catholic Church or St. Jude Hospital.