Julie N. Hamik

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

Interment: Resurrection

Memorials are suggested to St. Patrick Catholic Church or St. Jude Hospital.


  • Minnie Johnson Posted March 12, 2023 11:59 am

    Sincere condolances…I remember so well all the original Christmas cards we would get of she and her sons and all the
    mischief they would be doing…..her sense of humor was one to remember… Thinking of all the family… Love, Auant Mnnie

  • Paul Jeffrey Posted March 12, 2023 12:41 pm

    To Julie’s family and friends; I so share in your sadness for our loss, but can’t keep a smile away with every thought and memory of Julie.
    With deep sympathies,

  • David Campisi Posted March 12, 2023 4:00 pm

    Julie was a childhood friend.
    She will be missed by all.
    Prayers go out to her family.

    David Campisi

  • Kathleen HEIDENREICH Posted March 12, 2023 9:18 pm

    Words cannot express the great sorrow of loosing a best friend and confidant. Julie was always there to lend a hand and share her wonderful humor and roaring laughter. She was loved and will be missed by so many. My thoughts for her boys as they grieve this huge loss.

  • Terry Talty Posted March 13, 2023 12:40 pm

    Julie commanded a place in the life of everyone she knew. Mine – visited everyday from 2nd to 7th grade – still resides in the neurons of my brain. When I put together the Julie places of my grade-school friends, I am consoled. I hope they offer small condolences to those who gave a much bigger place to Julie.

  • Lorraine Pacha Posted April 3, 2023 7:38 am

    Julie was a delightful, dynamo of good will and generosity embracing life. Our time cleaning our sons’ college rental home racked up memories galore. Yes Julie, we did get that full deposit back! Prayers and hugs to the wonderful family left behind.

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