Julie Marie Ellis Rezin

Julie Marie Ellis Rezin, age 49, Naples, Fla., formerly of Ripon and Green Lake, passed away unexpectedly Saturday, July 3, 2010.

She was born July 15, 1960, in Oconomowoc, Wis., daughter of Arthur and Lois Ellis of Green Lake and Ripon. Julie graduated from Ripon High School in 1978 and the University of Wisconsin-Madison in 1983, including a year at the Fashion Institute of Technology in New York. She married Bruce Rezin in Stevens Point July 16, 2000, and lived there until moving to Naples, Fla., in 2009.

Julie was employed in Denver, Colo., Boston, Mass., and Stevens Point, Wis. She enjoyed interior decorating, landscaping, flower gardening, traveling and snorkeling.

She is survived by her husband, Bruce Rezin of Naples; her mother, Lois J. Ellis, of Ripon; her sisters, Barb Ellis Herbert (James) of Honolulu, Hawaii, Diane Ellis Whitrock (Frederick) of Baton Rouge, La., and Nancy Ellis Barr (Michael) of Bexley, Ohio; her nieces, Allison Barr and Julia Whitrock; her nephews, Ethan Barr, Robby Whitrock and Jon Herbert; and numerous aunts, uncles and cousins. Julie was preceded in death by her father, Arthur W. Ellis.

Memorial service will be held Saturday, Aug. 7 at 11 a.m. in Ley Chapel located at Pilgrim Camp on Green Lake, W1010 Spring Grove Road, Ripon with a light lunch to follow.

Memorials in Julie’s name may be made to NIAAA or UNOS Foundation for organ donation and directed to her mother, Lois Ellis, 511 Griswold St. No. 11, Ripon, WI 54941.

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