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Julie Anderl

January 31, 1959 — August 5, 2018

Julie A. Anderl, 59, of Chippewa Falls, died Sunday, August 5, 2018 at Sacred Heart Hospital in Eau Claire.

She was born January 31, 1959 in Chippewa Falls to Herbert and Janet (Rubenzer) Anderl. Julie graduated from McDonell High School, then attended UW-Platteville, earning her undergraduate degree in Criminal Justice. It was there that she met Brian Hefty, her future husband. They traveled together to Minneapolis where she attended Hamline Law School, graduating with honors in 1984.

She and Brian were married in 1984 in Chippewa Falls, where for 27 years she did what she loved to do, practice law. She also served as the City Attorney for the City of Stanley; City Attorney for the City of Chippewa Falls; and Prosecutor for the City of Bloomer. She was beloved by her clients, was welcoming, friendly and down to earth.

In 2011, she closed her practice and retired due to Early Onset Alzheimer’s. Being the leader that she was, Julie, along with her mother and area organizations implemented and launched a “dementia friendly” program where area businesses can be trained to recognize the needs of those dealing with dementia and memory issues.

Julie was an active member of the Chippewa Valley community, volunteering and serving with many local organizations, which, because of her people skills, became leadership roles. She was a dedicated and faithful member of Our Saviour’s Lutheran Church in Chippewa Falls, serving in various capacities, including past President of the congregation. No challenge was too big or too small, a person in need always comes first.

She is survived by her husband Brian Hefty; sons, Nicholas (Allison) Hefty and Jonathan Hefty; her mother and stepfather Janet (Rod Pike) Rubenzer-Pike; sisters, Joy (Benny)Brewton, Jill (Scott) Nelson; a brother, Todd Anderl; and nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her father, Herb Anderl.

A memorial celebration of Julie’s life will be held at 11 a.m. Friday, August 10 at Our Saviour’s Lutheran Church, Chippewa Falls with the Rev. Jeanne Warner officiating.

Memorials are appreciated and may go to the Alzheimer’s Association, Chippewa Falls Chapter, 404 ½ Bridge St., Chippewa Falls, WI 54729.


Celebration of Life

Our Saviour's Lutheran Church
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  • Lunch will be served in the church fellowship hall following the service. There will be no visitation before the service.
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