Funeral services for Julia Piper of Harrison, Nebraska will be at St. John the Baptist Catholic Church in Crawford on Friday, March 31, 2017 at 10:00 AM with Father Arul Innaiah officiating. Burial will be at St. John’s Cemetery in Crawford. A rosary will be held on Thursday, March 30, 2017 at 7:00 PM at the church.
Ms. Piper passed away on March 24, 2017 in Crawford, Nebraska.
Julia was born on August 12, 1959 in Crawford, Nebraska.
She was 57.
Julia Louisa Piper was born August 12, 1959, at Crawford Memorial Hospital in Crawford, Ne., second daughter of Franklin and Marie (Bogner) Piper. Julia grew up on the family homestead 18 miles east and north of Harrison, Ne. She attended Highland (District #5) Elementary School. She graduated from Sioux County High School, attended Chadron State College for 2 years, and Graduated from Western Nebraska Community College in Sidney. Julia worked various jobs, from road construction, building fence, and checking windmills. She had a hand in caring for several of her nieces, nephews, and great niece and nephew. She also was a caregiver for the last 5 years of her mother’s life.
She is survived by her sisters: Kathryn Dieckmann, of Lusk, WY., Rosa Roberts, of Crawford, NE., and Cheryl (Craig) Scherbarth, of Wallace, NE. Brothers: Franklin Piper Jr., of Harrison, NE., and Marvin Piper, of Scribner, NE. She is survived by numerous nieces, nephews, great nieces and great nephews.
She was preceded in death by her parents, Franklin and Marie (Bogner) Piper, brothers-in-law: Bruce Roberts, and Ray Dieckmann, and sister-in-law: Carolyn Piper.
A memorial has been established. Donations can be sent to Chamberlain Chapel, PO Box 970, Chadron, NE 69337.
Online condolences can be made at www.chamberlainchapel.com
Chamberlain Chapel is in charge of arrangements.