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Visitation with the family present

Hawarden Christian Reformed Church
Tuesday October 26th, 2021
5:00pm - 7:00pm

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Celebration of Life

Hawarden Christian Reformed Church
Wednesday October 27th, 2021

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Julie Ann Wynia

Julie Ann (Zwart) Wynia, 67, Steen, MN, devoted wife of 47 years, mother, grandmother, great-grandmother, friend to a multitude, and faithful follower of Jesus Christ, went home to be with Jesus on Tuesday, October 19, 2021.
A visitation with the family present will be held from 5pm to 7pm on Tuesday, October 26, 2021 at Hawarden Christian Reformed Church in Hawarden, IA.
A Celebration of Life service will be held at 11:00am on Wednesday, October 27, 2021 at the Hawarden Christian Reformed Church in Hawarden, IA. The service will be livestreamed at https://livestream.com/hawardencrc. Porter Funeral Home of Hawarden is in charge of arrangements. Condolences may be sent to www.porterfuneralhomes.com. Memorials will be designated at a later time by the family.

Julie was born on February 18, 1954, to Ed and Minnie (Swiers) Zwart of Hawarden, Iowa, the sixth child and first girl after her five older brothers. She grew up on the farm and attended Western Christian School. On October 4, 1974, she married Louis Wynia, a marriage 47 years long at the time of her passing. She had three children: Jason (1975), Timothy (1978), and Mindi (1983) and considered her family along with her faith to be the core of her life.
She lived in and touched communities in several places over the years, from where she grew up, in NW Iowa, to the west central MN towns of Pennock, Spicer and New London, to the north woods of Onamia, MN, and eventually back closer to where she grew up in Steen, MN. She loved extending hospitality to any and all around her, wherever she was, both in opening her home and in always having food and drink to share.
Crafty in life, the kitchen, and even in her approach to humor, she never failed at what she chose to do. Her life was an example of compassion, support, and forgiveness to anyone who experienced time with her. She worked with computers when they were a dream on the horizon for most and managed the logistics not just of the home, but of several family businesses along the way.
As a mother, grandmother, and great-grandmother, she worked with her husband Lou to raise and guide multiple generations of capable, caring people, who have carried her skills and approach to life into their own families.
Her faith shined bright, showing the light of Jesus Christ to multitudes of people everywhere she went, through her words, but more importantly, through her actions. One of her most enduring passions was gospel music, expressed by playing piano with a vigor none who saw or heard it would ever forget. That love of music was passed on to all of her children, all of whom play music into adulthood.
On October 19, 2021, in a hospital in Sioux Falls, surrounded by family, she took her last breath after a multi-week battle with the effects of the COVID-19 virus, complicated by other health problems, and found peace from her earthly struggles. Her legacy of knowledge, emotional reason, fortitude, humor, practicality, caring, and faith in Christ is truly one to emulate.
She is survived by her loving husband, Louis; three children: Jason (and Shelly) Wynia of Coon Rapids, MN, Timothy (and Shannon) Wynia of West Fargo, ND, Mindi (and Jacob) Weinberg of LeMars, IA. She was blessed with 9 grandchildren and one great-grandchild. She is survived by her beloved siblings: Ronald, Verlyn, Merlin, and Gerald Zwart. She is also survived by many extended family members whom she loved dearly.
She was preceded in death by her parents, Edward and Minnie, her in-laws Louis and Hermina Wynia, her brother Delbert, her sister-in-law Loretta Wynia, her sister-in-law Ruth Zwart, her niece Kyla Wynia, her son-in-law Jason Jackes, her grand-nephew Timothy and several of her dearest friends.

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May Your Light Shine as Brightly for JESUS CHRIST as it did in the Life of Julie Ann Wynia !!!

Duane & Julie Vander Plas Nov 21 2021 8:07 AM

A candle was lit in memory of Julie Wynia

Duane & Julie Vander Plas Nov 21 2021 8:05 AM

What a Joy to watch your keepsake of memories honoring all the wonderful things Julie did for others while serving Her LORD JESUS CHRIST. So Many Families should be So Blest.

Duane & Julie Vander Plas Nov 21 2021 8:03 AM

A candle was lit in memory of Julie Wynia

Naomi Graves Nov 7 2021 11:18 PM

Our sympathy to the Wynia family. Julie was a friend to many and great example to all. We know how much you will miss her. Friends from New London Covenant.

The Sundheims Oct 27 2021 3:25 PM

Our sympathies to the whole Wynia family. Julie was a wonderful wife, mother and grandmother and an example for many.
Friends from New London Covenant

Lu and Ron Sundheim, Eric and Jennifer Sundheim and Amy and Les Sheneberger Oct 27 2021 2:46 PM

Julie has always been a role model to me. She has always stood for rock solid faith and family. She is now in glory with her Lord

Becky carlson Oct 27 2021 7:52 AM

Sympathy to you Louis and family. Fond memories of good times with you and Julie
Deb and Bill Buffington

Deb Buffington Oct 27 2021 12:26 AM

A candle was lit in memory of Julie Wynia

Nathan Jacobson Oct 26 2021 9:16 PM

Thinking of Lou and family in the death of Julie. She was a good friend while they lived in Spicer. Blessed be her memory.

Colleen (Mike) Barber, New London, MN Oct 26 2021 9:10 AM

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