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Julie D.


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VISITATION: Tuesday, August 18, 2020 11am-Noon, Heritage Funeral Homes Oak Creek (9200 S. 27th St.)

FUNERAL SERVICE: Tuesday, August 18, 2020 Noon, Heritage Funeral Homes Oak Creek (9200 S. 27th St.)

Eckert, Julie Denise (Nee Bergerson)

Called home to the Lord on Monday, August 10, 2020 at the age of 43 years.

Beloved daughter of the late Dennis Bergerson and Susan (the late Paul) Sorenson. Dear sister of John (Sara) and Steven (Sol) Bergerson. Best friend and former wife of Michael Eckert Jr. Aunt of Matthew. Niece of Arthur and Sharon Croft and Michael and Mary Bartz. Also survived by her loving cats Madeline, Emma, Oliver, Julius, Mitchell and Lucy, other relatives and friends.

Visitation will take place on Tuesday, August 18, 2020 from 11AM until the time of service at NOON at HERITAGE FUNERAL HOME (Oak Creek Chapel). Interment to follow at Graceland Cemetery in Racine, WI.


Julie was an employee of R&L Carrier.


9200 S. 27th St.   414-761-2750

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  1. David Rowley August 13, 2020 at 1:09 pm - Reply

    Bright, funny, extremely loving with a strong love of noir, pre-code films, anything Marilyn Monroe and her cats. During her visit to San Antonio she was so warm and full of life. Wanting to visit the beaches at Padre Island and then attend the annual Fiesta event that she happened to catch at just the right time. I will miss her. I will miss our emails and our conversations. I will miss her absolute love of life.

  2. Joel Ibarra August 14, 2020 at 1:24 pm - Reply

    Bright, caring and a loving person she was, her strong love for her cats, her collection of Marilyn Monroe and watching Columbo. She was a pleasure to have as a coworker. I will miss her and our conversations.

  3. Steve Bergerson August 14, 2020 at 8:56 pm - Reply

    People have said that Julie and I have always had a “special bond”. We share special memories, love quoting movies and laughing about the same movie lines over and over again, have similar like and dislikes, and even have similar personality traits. While creating the collages, it was even difficult to find pictures of just her without me in them. Because of all this, I feel as if I have lost the other half of me (she was the better half, of course).

    Every conversation we had always ended with “I love you”. Every single time. And, of course, she was always the first to say it. Well, I am saying it first now, Julie…
    I love you… I miss you… I love you..

    With all my broken heart, your favorite brother (sorry John),

  4. Michael Eckert Jr. August 15, 2020 at 8:48 am - Reply

    Julie was warm, caring, full of life. A loving mother to our kids. A thoughtful, compassionate, forgiving wife. Most importantly my best friend, my rock, the very foundation of our family. Im am truly blessed to of had her in my life. I am so very proud of her. I am praying for her courage, strength and passion for life to help guide me through this terrible pain in my heart. I am so absolutely grateful i was able to see that beautiful smile of hers everyday.

    Julie i will never be the same without you. I am lost, heartbroken, and i will truly miss you.

    I love you always and forever.

    • Aunt Sheri and Uncle Arthur August 15, 2020 at 9:10 am - Reply

      Julie shared my love of cats. She was always ready to share a joke, a laugh and a story or picture. Yes, there was the Marilyn Monroe collection, but also a vivid interest in England and the royal family which she shared with her mom and us. Some of our last laughs and recollections were about Hyacinth and her crazy adventures on “Keeping up Appearances”. Julie leaves a void in all of our hearts, but rest in peace, Dear Julie, you did your best and are an inspiration on how to live life.

  5. Sue Sorenson August 17, 2020 at 8:26 am - Reply

    My heart aches at the loss of my beloved daughter and best friend. To know her was to love her. She was kind, thoughtful, generous, funny. I will miss her daily phone calls and our lunch and shopping trips to grocery, book or thrift stores. We sometimes talked for hours about old movies and movie stars (I named her after a character in a movie), music, recipes, family or her MANY interests.
    In some ways she should have been born in another era. She loved antiques, old homes and old fashion. She was the keeper of family history and helped me tend the graves of relatives, She missed my mom, with whom she had a very special relationship.
    When Julie was diagnosed with cancer, she showed a courage I never knew she had. I Think she tried to spare us from the truth.
    My angel, I hope you’re enjoying a reunion with loved ones and the kitties who have gone before. Love you…..

  6. Linda Evans August 18, 2020 at 8:51 pm - Reply

    I’m so sorry Aunt Sue, John, Steven, and Michael for the loss of our dearly beloved Julie!! I only reconnected with Julie in these few months. We would share friendly texts. I couldn’t imagine her beautiful life would so quickly be taken. She truly was an angel.
    She and I started texting short notes, a GIF or just told her I loved her. She always texted back with such sweetness and warmth. Julie never told me all she was going through but instead reciprocated the love and care we shared. She will be deeply missed, for her grace, strength and kindness and will always be treasured in my heart!

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