Mrs. Dick was a first-grade teacher in the Belleville School District 118 before her retirement, and was a member of the St. Clair County Retired Teachers Association. Julia was a member of the Metro East Community Chorale and was an alumnus of Delta Theta Tau Sorority. She was a volunteer at St. Elizabeth’s Hospital, Belleville, IL, and was a member of St. Peter’s Cathedral.
She was preceded in death by her beloved husband of 61 years, Robert W. Dick, whom she married on November 20, 1954, and who died on August 30, 2016; her parents, Bernard L. and Lydia L., nee Karr, Miller; two brothers, Robert and Thomas Miller; and a sister in infancy.
Surviving are her three children, Barbara J. (Tom) Calhoun of Millstadt, IL,
James R. (Kathy) Douglas of Belleville, IL,
and Martha L. (Timothy) D’Agostino of Waukesha, WI;
seven grandchildren, Ian and Stewart Calhoun,
Anthony, Rebecca, Hannah, and Gregory D’Agostino,
and Wayne Douglas;
and a brother, Reverend William Miller, S.J. of St. Louis, MO.
Memorials may be made to the Migraine Research Foundation, to St. Paul’s Senior Community, Belleville, IL, or to St. Peter’s Cathedral Catholic Church. Condolences may be expressed to the family online at www.rennerfh.com
Visitation: Friends may visit with the family from 4 to 7 p.m. Friday, June 2, 2017, at George Renner & Sons Funeral Home, Belleville, Ill., and from 9 to 10 a.m. Saturday, June 3, 2017, at St. Peter’s Cathedral, Belleville, IL.
Funeral: A Mass of Christian Burial will be at 10 a.m. Saturday, June 3, 2017, at St. Peter’s Cathedral, Belleville, IL, with Msgr. John Myler officiating.
Burial will be at Green Mount Catholic Cemetery, Belleville, IL.
My Sympathy to both of you,Barb ,Tom,and their families.I remember a truly wonderful lady,RIP.(Bear)
Darrell Gauch, Swansea, IL, 62226-1037
Mrs. Dick was my first grade teacher, and I remember her fondly. She was, and always will be, one of my favorite teachers. I’m sorry for your loss, and will be thinking of you during this time of sorrow.
Christina DeBoer, Belleville, IL, 62220
I am very sorry for Julia’s family at the loss of their dear mother. Now she is reunited, though, with her beloved husband. They are such a loving and gentle couple and raised children just the same, I am sure. Your mother was always gracious in talking to me.
When my mother and I lived in St. Paul’s Apartments, we were very happy to have the friendship of your parents. Mom Jean Luehder Voss, went to Notre Dame with Julia, and, many times when we would drive down West Boulevard near your parents’ home, Mom would tell me that your mother had been her classmate. At St. Paul’s your father was so solicitous of your mother, gently pushing her, seated on her walker, to the dining room.
God bless them and their family always.
Gregory Voss, Belleville, Illinois, 62220