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Julie Kottsick

June 14, 1968 - November 28, 2017

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The gates of heaven opened on November 28, 2017 to welcome Julie Hoversten Kottsick of Fargo into eternal life. Julie was born in Grand Forks, ND on June 14, 1968, and attended Red River High School and the University of North Dakota. She and Bud Kottsick were married on May 11, 1995 and together they shared the joy of raising their two children, Evan and Carly. Julie had worked for the Bismarck/Mandan Convention and Visitor’s Bureau and later for the Fargo Holiday Inn as Director of Sales. Julie was a strong advocate for advances in ALS treatment. She coordinated numerous fundraisers in support of research and aid to those suffering from the disease and traveled to Washington, D.C. as a spokeswoman for those efforts. As Julie faced increasing physical challenges, the intelligence, drive, and enthusiasm she was born with remained strong. She enjoyed laughing with her friends, celebrating the holidays with her family, and fulfilling the role most dear to her—mother to Evan and Carly, and her beloved dog, Jesse.

She is preceded in death by father Ted Hoversten, grandparents Ina and Guy Hoversten and Harriet and Jules Minne. Those closest to Julie will carry her with them always, holding her close in their hearts: loving husband Bud; treasured children Evan and Carly; devoted mother Agnes Hoversten; siblings Becky (Gary) Savoloja, Nancy (Lewis) Hartstein, Scott (Jeanne) Hoversten, Chris (Leah) Hoversten; nieces, nephews, cousins, and countless friends including special angels Cindy Becker, Jodi Buchholz, Cheryl Froning, LaDonna Bannach, Patty Donat, Betty Opheim, Donna Westrick, Jen Fisher, Kristi Ulrich, Beth Sundet, Cindy Zetocha, Brenda Derrig, Judy Kubalak, Stacey Allard, Heidi Vetter, Kellie Kringlie, Kathleen Wrigley, Arlene Correia, Shelly Grossman Kannianen and Mary Sue Ohlhauser.

A celebration of Julie’s life and all that she added to our world will be held on Tuesday, December 5, 2017 at 11:00 AM at Hope Lutheran Church, South Campus, Fargo, ND with visitation beginning at 10:00 AM. A prayer service will also be held Monday, December 4 at 7:00 PM at Hope Lutheran Church, South Campus, with visitation beginning at 5:00 PM. Memorials may be directed to Hospice of the Red River Valley and the ALS Association MN/ND/SD Chapter.

The family would like to express their sincere gratitude to the Hospice of the Red River Valley and the ALS Association.

“Those who trust in the Lord shall renew their strength; they shall mount up with wings like eagles; they shall walk and not be weary.” Isaiah 40:31

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23 responses to “Julie Hoversten Kottsick”

  1. Sara Otte Coleman says:

    Prayers to Bud, Evan, Carly and Aggie as they say good bye to the strongest women I had the privilege to know. She will forever be remembered for her strength, perseverance, smile and love of life. Her ability to hold on and cherish the moments are traits we can all aspire to. Thankfully Evan and Carly will carry that forward:)
    Heaven’s gate are open wide!
    Come to me, all you who are weary and burdened, and I will give you rest. Matthew 11:28

  2. Kathleen Sackman says:

    My thoughts and prayers go out to the family of Julie. Even though we didn’t see other since we were kids, she was always thought about from my family, the Minne’s. She will be missed.

    Kathy and family

  3. Kris Jackson says:

    Sending my love and prayers to Bud, Evan, Carly and Agnes, I had the privilege of working with Julie at the CVB, she truly is the most inspirational person I’ve had the opportunity to meet. Her laugh was contagious and her smile lit up the room. I had the opportunity to be her assistant when she was a contestant in the Ms. Mandan Winter Daze Pageant, she of course was the winner, her smile, her positive attitude and her genuine kindness took over the show. She will always remain in my heart as a truly special friend.
    “Blessed are those who mourn, for they shall be comforted” (Matthew 5:4). The Lord will wrap His arms of love and comfort around those who trust in Him.

  4. Cindy Werlinger says:

    Love & prayers to you all.
    ❤️🙏 Werlinger’s

  5. Denise Kolpack says:

    To the family and friends of dearest Julie, I send my deepest sympathies and gratitude for having known her. She was always an inspiration to me, and I know her incredible, wonderful spirit will remain with those everyone she loved and cherished. Sincerely, Denise Kolpack

  6. Jill Berg says:

    To Julie’s Loving and Caring Family:
    What an inspiration and Christian example of God and Family first!! Julie must have set the record for longevity living with ALS. God has some very special plans for her and she has just now begun her work.

    Thinking of you during this difficult time. Cherish the smiles, the humor, the beauty and the memories.

  7. Beil family says:

    Our thoughts and prayers go out to the Kottsick family! She was an inspiration to all of us….one of the sweetest souls who will be greatly missed!

  8. Don Wold says:

    Bud & family, so sorry for your loss, Micker and Don

  9. Dave and Barb Ferguson says:

    Bud, Evan and Carly
    We are so sorry for your loss. You are all in our thoughts and prayers.

  10. Denise Mathern says:

    I worked with Julie for a short time at the Holiday Inn. I think of her so often and my sincere sympathies go out to all of you. She was such a wonderful person and she always lit up the office with her smile. May God give you all strength and peace during this difficult time.

  11. Terry and Marlys Burke says:

    To Nancy, Scott and family,
    So very sorry to hear about your sister’s passing.
    Nancy, you were one of my students in DECA, and Scott, you were one of our wrestlers at Red River HS years ago. Such a wonderful family you have. We will keep your family in our thoughts and prayers.

  12. Larry Young says:

    My prayers and sympathy go to your family during this difficult time.

  13. Kristina Lelm says:

    RIP Julie, even thou I knew you from a friend, you will be missed by all your friends and family. You were so strong and lived every day for your family and what yo did for your friends with ALS will never be forgotten. Prayers to everyone who knew her.

  14. Doyle Plecity says:

    Prayer and thoughts for you and your family. She was very proud of you all. You can here eyes light up when Carly played B.B.

  15. Sharon Jackson Strande says:

    My deepest sympathy to Julie’s family and friends. I did not know Julie well but always admired her fortitude and perseverance in dealing with her illness for so many years. I remember her winning smile and her thoughtfulness to others.

  16. Jon Adams says:

    Chris & Hoversten Families; i am very sorry for your loss. Thinking of you and prayers go out to you in this time of sorrow.

  17. Joe Lokken says:

    Bid & entire family,

    I was saddened to read the news about Julie. During this difficult time, my hope is that you are able to obtain some comfort & peace from the outpouring of support of the many people who’s lives were touched by Julie.

    My deepest condolences on the loss of such a wonderful lady.

    Joe Lokken

  18. Sue Quamme Wehlander says:

    So sorry for your loss. It was so awesome to always see Julie’s smiling face. Loved seeing her out in the yard. Prayers to you all.
    Sue Quamme Wehlander and family.

  19. Jeff, Deborah & Thomas Laven says:

    We had the privilege of knowing Julie through church at Hope Lutheran and the Davies tennis team. We were always inspired by her strength. Our thoughts and prayers to Evan and family.

  20. Cindy Pelton says:

    Your family is in my thoughts and prayers-

  21. Jeff Schreiner and Family says:

    Keeping you and your family in our thoughts and prayers. Wishing you peace during this tough time. Stay strong.

  22. Shelly Young says:

    My sympathy to all of you on the loss of a special soul! Praying for your peace…

  23. Steve and Gloria Kent says:

    Bud, Evan and Carly,

    Thinking of you at this difficult time, and hoping that you find comfort in your memories of happier moments.
    Sorry for your loss.

    Steve and Gloria

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