Julie Bates

Julie Bates, age 47 of Brookfield. Loving daughter of her late parents Jo Ann & John Immekus and Charles Bates, beloved sister of Mark (Debbie) Bates, J.J. Bates, Jeff (Jean) Bates, Jen (the late Kevin) Reynolds, Paul (Kimberly) Bates and Joe Bates; dearest aunt of Matt Bates, Peter (Diana) Bates, Jessica Bates, Nathan Bates, Luke Bates, Collette (Matt) Jurek, Katelyn Reynolds and Cory Reynolds; dear friend of Mark Yurkiw. Julie passed suddenly doing what she loved, caring for others and enjoying the outdoors. Her love and spunky attitude spread joy to everyone she met. Her spontaneous songs and laughter will be missed immensely. Julie was a Certified Reflexologist-part time, worked as a bank specialist for 14 years at MB Financial and was very involved in Boy Scouts of America through the Venture Crew 1. Visitation will be Thursday, August 11, 2016, 3 P.M. to 8 P.M. and Friday, August 12, 2016, 9 A.M. to 9:30 A.M. at Hitzeman Funeral Home, Ltd., 9445 West 31st Street, Brookfield, IL. Funeral Friday 9:30 A.M. to St. Louise de Marillac Church, La Grange Park. Mass 10 A.M. Interment Queen of Heaven Cemetery. Memorials to the family appreciated. Information 708-485-2000 or www.HitzemanFuneral.com .

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  1. Debra Monfeli condolence:

    To Mark Yurkiv and the family of Julie. I am so very sorry for your loss. She sounds like an exceptional lady and was taken way to young. My deepest sympathy and prayers to you all. Sincerely, Debbie Monfeli, (Pamela Yurkivs sister)


  2. Mark Yurkiw condolence:

    Rest easy, my love. Thank you for shining your light on my life. I’m sure there is much laughter and singing (bursting) among the angels. I imagine you are enjoying a wonderful reunion with so many loved ones who have gone before. You will never be forgotten.

    Until we meet again.


  3. Tracy (Kieronski) Stocker condolence:

    I am so sorry to learn of Julie’s passing. She and I were classmates at RBHS. She was always smiling and laughing. Always such a sweet girl.


  4. Julie DeLong condolence:

    I was a high school classmate of Julie’s at RB. As our last name’s both started with B we often sat near each other while seated in alpha order. I remember Julie as kind and spunky with a positive outlook. Saddened to hear of her passing and send my condolences to her family..


  5. George Oswald condolence:

    She was very good friends with my sis Kathy …she is at peace.


  6. Ann Cuff condolence:

    Julie was one of the sweetest people I knew and God has gained another angel, Rip Julie


  7. April Barnard Sucich condolence:

    You will be missed my friend. I am deeply saddened by your passing. I have lots of fun memories we shared. You brought a smile everywhere you went. My condolences to the family and Mark. We lost a gem.


  8. Majde Muhdi condolence:

    I was shocked to hear the news, it’s a big loss for the MB family. I had the pleasure to work with Julie for over a year, and I was always surprised by her energy and spunk, things I didn’t overly poses. She was a great person and the world is down one for sure. May she rest in peace.


  9. Jennifer Gallus condolence:

    I am very sorry to learn of Julie’s passing. I have worked with her for many years at the bank. She had a contagious laugh and great sense of humor. My condolences to her family and friends. RIP Julie!


  10. Maria Espinosa condolence:

    May you rest in peace,my sister. I will remember her joy and kindness she shared so freely with us at St. Barbara.
    My condolences to you Jenny and the Reynolds family.


  11. The Robert Arredia Family condolence:

    So sorry to hear of your loss. We hope that your memories of her and your time together may provide some comfort during this time. Our hearts and prayers are with you all.


  12. Barb Reynolds condolence:

    She will be much missed. Jules lit up the room when she entered and was always there no matter what you needed – a foot massage, someone to talk to. She cared about you.


  13. Kripa Sriram condolence:

    I was shocked to hear of Julie’s passing. Julie was my trainer when I got hired at Oakbrook bank 13 years ago. Her laugh and great caring spirit will be missed. May her family find the strength to bear this loss. You will be greatly missed Julie.


  14. Eddie and Michelle Horn condolence:

    With heavy heart, we send our deepest sympathy. Prayers and thoughts to the family and all loved ones.


  15. Dan Leavitt condolence:

    The world was a bit brighter while Julie was in it. Deepest condolences to Mark and the Bates family. Thank you for sharing her with the rest of us.


  16. Susan Hall condolence:

    I was a classmate with Julie at RBHS and I remember her as being positive and always smiling. My sincerest condolences to her family


  17. Kathy Oprenchak (Oswald) condolence:

    My deepest sympathies to your family. HS friend from RB with Julie and Linda Scroggin (Bradbury). She may have been small in size, but big on life and had such a pure, beautiful spirit. It was infectious to everyone she new and met. God broke the mold when He made Julie! Take comfort knowing she is with Our Lord and with loved ones once again. God Bless.


  18. Kathy (Yurkiw) Rankin condolence:

    To Mark and Julie’s family and friends: You have my very deepest sympathies on the loss of this beautiful soul. My heart breaks for you. May God grant you his peace and comfort as you grieve this terrible loss. I am so sorry that this has happened. So unbelievable. Wish with all my heart it weren’t so. My thoughts and prayers are with you.


  19. Conal Duffy condolence:

    Julie was a fantastic scouter, and a treasure to get to know. YIS


  20. Ted Okuda condolence:

    Rest in peace, Julie. It was always a joy to be in your presence. You will be missed. My condolences to your family and loved ones.


  21. KAREN& DICK BRESEMAN condolence:

    OUR SYMPATHY TO ALL OF JULIE’S SIBLINGS.


  22. Andrea condolence:

    A beautiful lady in every way. It was an honor to work with her and know her. I wish I could express my condolences in person, but unfortunately it does not seem like I will be able..Lucky for me Julie always knew my kids came first and would understand.


  23. Christopher Jordan condolence:

    Julie’s positive personality could brighten any day. She will be dearly missed by family, friends, colleagues and customers.


  24. Adam Yurkiw condolence:

    What an amazing service last night at the Hitzeman Funeral Home. So much love and caring was expressed by everyone who knew Julie. Mark, your love and broken heart was evident in your letter that Tony read. What a great person Julie was. My deepest sympathy goes out to you Son and Julie’s family. Love Dad.


  25. Helen Gilmore condolence:

    I had the pleasure of meeting Julie through Scouting and participated in Wood Badge training with her in 2009. She was always so friendly and kind. I will miss her greatly. Please accept my deepest sympathy.


  26. angelina falasz condolence:

    Bates Family and Mark,
    My heartfelt love and sympathy goes out to all of you. I was honored and privileged to have known her and I will miss her smiling face. Angie


  27. Lee Mate condolence:

    Dear Jen and your Family and Mark. I was blessed that I got to know Julie because of you. Her smile and kindness was contagious. I am so very sorry for her loss, but the memories are forever. Julie, your Mass was such a beautiful celebration of your life, and your wish that we lives our lives to the fullest. Thank you.


  28. Turner Syndrome Foundation condolence:

    Our heartfelt condolences upon the passing of Julie. Forever in our hearts.


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