Juleen Marie Aydt, age 67, of Mankato, died peacefully, surrouded by family, September 30, 2023 at Mayo Clinic Health System – St. Marys Campus in Rochester.
A visitation will be held from 4-7pm, Friday, October 20, 2023 at Northview-North Mankato Mortuary. Memorial Mass will be held at 10am, Saturday, October 21, 2023 at St. Joseph Catholic Church in Good Thunder with visitation one hour prior. After a time of food and fellowship, a private graveside service will follow at St. Joseph Catholic Cemetery in Good Thunder. Please share a memory of Juleen with her family, view her video tribute, and watch her service livestreamed at www.mankatomortuary.com.
Juleen was born March 26, 1956 in Mankato to Robert Emmett and Mary Jane (FitzSimmons) Wandersee. She graduated from Good Counsel High School in 1974. On June 4, 1977, Juleen was united in marriage to Thomas Aydt at SS. Peter and Paul Catholic Church in Mankato. As newlyweds, they made their home in Mankato then relocated to Rice Lake, WI from 1990-2010.
Juleen always had a passion and deep love for children. Over the years, Juleen had an in-home daycare and worked with children in various settings including being a crossing guard and working at Golden Heart Child Care Center in North Mankato.
Juleen was the life of the party and loved to plan holidays and other get-togethers which was reflected in the many years that she worked at Libbee’s Partee Plus in Rice Lake. She had a giving heart and generous spirit and always said, “if you don’t have anything nice to say, don’t say anything at all.” Her father often said “they broke the mold” when they made her as she was truly one-of-a-kind.
Juleen’s greatest source of pride was her children and grandchildren which was evident to all who knew her.
She is survived by her children, Erin Rachford of Springfield, IL; David (Stephanie) Atlas of Hartford, WI; and Elizabeth (David) DeGarmo of Eau Claire, WI; grandchildren, Cora DeGarmo (5), Drew DeGarmo (3), Aubrey Atlas (1), and Baby Atlas due February 2024; siblings, Judy Jobe of Mankato, Wayne (Carolyn) Wandersee of Mankato; Steven (Barb) Wandersee of Mankato; Kay Pikus of Griffith, IN, Curt (Leah) Wandersee of Mankato, and Miles (Mary Kay) Wandersee of Logan, UT; sisters-in-law, Carol Wandersee of Mankato, Karen Miskowiec of New Brighton, MN, and Jan (Curt) Mayo of Sherburn, MN; former husband, Thomas Aydt of AZ; and many nieces, nephews, and cousins.
She was preceded in death by her parents; brother, Jim Wandersee; niece, Juliah Wandersee; brothers-in-law, Robert Pikus, Eddie Jobe, and John Miskowiec.