December 05, 2017
- 11:00 AM
December 04, 2017
- 7:00 PM
December 04, 2017
5:00 PM - 7:00 PM
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