Julie Mathiason, 48, Hillsboro, ND passed away Wednesday, January 16th in her home.Julie was born on January 23, 1964 in Fargo, ND to Roger and Janice (Thoe) Aafedt.  Her family moved to Fordville, ND where she grew up on a farm.  She attended elementary and high school in Fordville until she graduated in 1982.  After graduation she moved to Fargo to attend NDSU where she met Eudale Mathiason.  They were married in 1985 and soon after she gave birth to a son and daughter.  In 2005 Julie moved to Hillsboro where she resided with her fiance David Lusso.Julie is survived by her mom, Janice Aafedt, West Fargo, ND; father, Roger (Donna) Aafedt, Sabin, MN; son Cody (Kristin) Mathiason, Fargo, ND; daughter Megan (Grant) Hanson, Alexandria, MN; brother Shawn (Jeanette) Aafedt, Roundup, MT; sister Nikki (Pat) Wilkes, Rolla, ND; nephews, Eric and Dylon Aafedt and Colten & Carson Wilkes; nieces, Lindsay (Jared) Kerr, Kyleigh Wilkes, and Malinda Aafedt; and grandson, Kane Mathiason.  She is preceded in death by fiance David Lusso. 

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  1. Rancho Santa Margarita CASo sorry to read of Julie’s passing. I remember her as a little girl since she was a classmate of my sister Rachel. Please know my prayers are with the whole family.

  2. Pembina ND
    For Julie’s family – Our sympathy to you all. I just learned about Julie’s death, and am so sad. Julie and I were old friends. She had a wonderful sense of humor, and I got to spend about 3 weeks with her – when we went to Europe on a music tour. I sang at her wedding, she was there for me when our youngest child was flown to Minneapolis, and when I had a hard time during some of his procedures – she was there, supporting and just being there. How I wish I could of been there for her. I will remember her smile, her beautiful brown eyes, and her laughter. The pain and sorrows you had Julie, are over now, I hope you are laughing and rejoicing in heaven. You are missed.

  3. Grafton ND
    My thought and prayers go out to all of the family. I have many great memory of Julie as a friend, classmate, and more then anything a great neighbor! She tought me how to ride my first bike which she alway reminded me of it. She will be missed dearly!

  4. West Fargo ND
    Cody and Megan,

    On behalf of myself and my 3 kids….Julia, Jared and Jenna, we are all shocked to hear of your mom’s passing. We have such wonderful memories of all 5 of you kids growning up next door to each other. The sleepovers, ball games and barbies are clear in my memory. Your mom was one of the sweetest people I’ve ever known and was a wonderful mom. She loved you both so much. I don’t know if you remember this but your mom sang at my wedding and it was beautiful and I think of her everytime I hear that song on the radio. My deepest sympathies are with you both and the rest of your family.

  5. We are very sorry to hear of Julie’s passing. She was a fun lady. We still remember the good times at the baseball field. Our thoughts and prayers are with all of you.

  6. Moorhead MN

    We are saddened by the loss of your mother. You are in our thoughts and prayers during this difficult time. Your mother is gone from your sight – but she will never be gone from your heart. Our deepest sympathy

  7. Fordville North Dakota
    I am so sorry for hearing about Julie. Many great memories! I wish I could of caught up with her at some time.
    My sympathies
    Wendy Pfannmsmith Blasky

  8. Dear Aafedt and Mathiason families,
    Our deepest sympathy goes out to all of you! Julie will always be remembered in her hometown of Fordville as the beautiful girl with the big brown eyes and the infectious smile and laugh!
    May God’s peace comfort you at this time of loss.

  9. Fordville North Dakota
    Dear Jan, Roger, Nikki, Shaun, Cody and Meagan, and all others who loved our Julie. My prayers and sympathy to all of you at this very sad time. Julie was one of my very favorite girls. She was such a big help when she was our babysitter for all of those years here in Fordville. Her smile brightened every room that she walked into. She was always so caring. She will be missed. I hope she is in a happy place for herself. Love Wanita

  10. Grafton ND
    My deepest sympathy to Julie’s family. I’m also glad I got the chance to visit with Julie and reconnect a couple years ago at the Fordville Reunion. Time has gone so fast, just like Mr. Dryburgh always told us it would. So enjoy the memories and the chances we get to visit. I also always felt welcome at the Aafedt home. And there was also something to laugh about. Truely cherish my thoughts of Julie.

  11. I was so very sorry to hear of Julie’s passing. We were HS classmates and only a few lockers apart…..praying for your family at this difficult time.

  12. Savage MnI am so very sad for the loss of Julie, my thoughts and prayers go out to Julie’s entire family.
    After many years since high school, I had a nice visit with Julie at a Fordville celebration a few years ago. I was very glad to see Julie and she will be missed.

  13. Grand Forks ND
    I was so sad to hear that Julie has passed. We were great friends back in the high school days. We had so much fun together. I spent lots of times at the AAfedt house and always felt welcome. Even though I lost touch with Julie (time has a way of doing that) I thought of her often. Loved her infectious laugh! Julie, may you rest in peace. My prayers and sympathy go out to you.

  14. Roger, Janis, Shaun, Nicki,and your families,
    We are so very sorry for your loss. Julie was a good person that will be greatly missed by many. I am so gald that I got to reconnect with her when she moved to Hillsboro. Our prayers are with you all at this very difficult time.
    Marnie and Dean Tapson and family

  15. West Fargo ND
    Although we haven’t seen Julie for quite some time, she has been in our thoughts. She was at the heart of how Jeff and I became a couple and was one our bridesmaids. She was very caring and a great friend to us. She had a huge heart, the biggest smile, and had the greatest laugh. We will cherish the many special times we had together. Our sincere condelences to Ron, Jan, Cody, Megan and all of her friends.

    RIP Julie — We love you and keep watching and caring for all of us up above!

  16. Hunter North Dakota
    Julie was a good friend to many, she had a big heart, and will be missed very much. My dearest and deepest Sympathy goes out to her whole family you will always be in my prayers. She has been a lost soul for a long time and now I hope she has found the peace she deserves.
    Lots of Love
    Penny, Jon and family

  17. I will miss you very much Jewels!!! Roger, Jan, Megan, & Cody…I am so sorry for your loss and keep you in my prayers!

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