JULIE K. AVOLESI-SCHWARTZ

July 14, 1967 – February 17, 2010

Services celebrating the life of Julie Avolesi-Schwartz, age 42 of St. Cloud, will be 11:00 AM Thursday, February 25, at Bethlehem Lutheran Church in St. Cloud.  Julie died Wednesday at the Quiet Oaks Hospice House after a courageous 15 year battle with an inoperable brain tumor.  Friends may call after 10:00 AM Thursday until the time of the service at the church in St. Cloud.  Arrangements are being made by the Miller-Carlin Funeral Home in St. Cloud.

Julie was born July 14, 1967 in St. Paul to Raymond and Laurie (Schmitz) Avoles.  She grew up in the St. Paul area and graduated from the University of Minnesota with a degree in Mass Communications.  She worked as an account executive at the St. Paul Pioneer Press for over 10 years.  Julie married Robert Schwartz on October 14, 1994 in Roseville.  The couple lived in Falcon Heights and Lino Lakes before moving to St. Cloud in 2005.  Julie was a volunteer for the United Way and was a member of Bethlehem Lutheran Church.

Julie is survived by her husband,  Bob Schwartz, St. Cloud; her children, Annika and Anthony, at home in St. Cloud; her mother, Laurie Avoles, St. Paul; her grandmother, Betty Avoles, St Paul; and her brother, Douglas (Jill) Avoles, Sparta, WI.

Julie is preceded in death by her father Raymond Avoles.

Memorials are preferred for the benefit of Julie’s children.