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Julie Audrey Malin

December 23, 2021 | 6 comments

Julie A. Malin of Onalaska, WI passed away at the age of 63 on December 22nd, 2021 after a courageous battle with cancer and the effects of a stroke suffered in 2018.

Julie was born October 14th, 1958 to Jerome Malin and Rose Mary (Mezera) in Onalaska, WI. She graduated from Onalaska High School in 1976 and enlisted in the US Navy shortly after. She was a Torpedoman’s Mate First Class Petty Officer with tours in San Diego, Scotland, Norfolk and Hawaii, retiring after 20 years of service. Julie married James Tank on January 18th, 1997 a Tugboat Captain and they later divorced.

Julie moved back to the area making her home on Lake Onalaska in Brice Prairie. She continued to serve her community while being employed at the Challenge Academy at Ft. McCoy and being an active volunteer in the Onalaska American Legion Honor Guard as well as other activities at the Post. After retiring from the Academy, she frequently visited with family and friends, loved scrabble, euchre, the Packers and Brewers, upholstering, quilting, boating and watching the many birds that frequented her feeders.

Julie will be deeply missed by her family; stepmother Alice, siblings Catherine (Bob Maxwell), Patricia (Joe Smith), Kevin (Sue), Chris, Jean Happel (Dean Ranzenberger), Robert (Kathy) Heim, her aunt Dorothy Luckason, many nieces and a nephew, and many relatives and friends.

Julie was preceded in death by her parents, brother Dave, grandparents Joseph and Mae Malin & Vince and Catherine Mezera.

A Christian Mass will be held for Julie and her father Jerome at St. Elizabeth Ann Seton at 515 N. Main St, Holmen, WI 54636 at 11:00 am on Friday January 7th 2022. Military honors will be held at the Onalaska American Legion Post 336 promptly following the service and a luncheon Celebration of Life will continue inside.

In lieu of flowers, cash memorials are preferred and will be distributed to Julie’s Care Providers.



  1. Deb Harris

    Remember Julie coming to the farm for the annual July 4th picnic and the other celebrations at GMC. She was always the quiet one, but not shy about her dedication to serve. Am sorry for your family’s loss. Hope the many good memories will always bring a smile.
    Deb (Grade) Harris

  2. Patty Fitzpatrick

    I went to high school with Julie. She was a special person and was always the quieter one. She will be missed.

    Patty Fitzpatrick

    • Gary Skroch

      Kevin and family,
      I’m sorry to hear about the loss of your sister. Our thoughts are with you during this difficult time.

      Gary Skroch

  3. Mary carraux

    Julie will be sadly missed I want to thank the family for the time I spent with Julie my thoughts and prayers are with you all

  4. Sally Young-Mettille

    Julie will be missed deeply by family and friends. I have enjoyed spending time with her and her siblings at her home on the Lake over the last few years. Reconnecting with Julie was wonderful. She always greeted me with her beautiful smile. I will miss her. Hugs and prayers to the family.

  5. Sandy

    I worked with Julie for over 3 years. We had an amazing relationship. She loved to see pictures of my puppies and to watch I Love Lucy. My heart breaks for the loss of her, but I’m so glad I was able to care for her during her battle. Her smile would light up the room and make my day. Fly high Julie.


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