Julie’s favorite place to be was in her pool in Florida, watching St. Louis Cardinal baseball. She loved to golf, however, her true passions in life were always her family and grandchildren. She was past president of both the St. Clair County and Illinois State Medical Alliance and a board member of the American Medical Association Alliance. In 2009, she received the Illinois State Medical Society Alliance Humanitarian Award. She was a member of Blessed Sacrament Catholic Church, Belleville, IL, and St. Agnes Catholic Church, Naples, FL.
She was preceded in death by her parents, William J. Jr. and Lillian B., nee Juen, Crotty; her father-in-law, Al Ringhofer; her mothers-in-law, Edna Mae Ringhofer and Alice Ringhofer; and a brother-in-law, Doug Dusek.
Surviving are her husband of 47 years, Dr. Brad Ringhofer, MD, whom she married on July 3, 1976, at Blessed Sacrament Catholic Church, Belleville, IL;
two sons, Baron (Jamie) Ringhofer and Zak Ringhofer;
a daughter, Alyson Ringhofer;
two grandchildren, Brennan and Mia Ringhofer;
two brothers, Billy Crotty and Michael Crotty;
two sisters, Liz (Tim) Thomas and Kathy (Tom) Wuller;
a cousin and “sister”, Colleen Dusek (Mike Atkin);
a brother-in-law, Rick (Denise) Ringhofer;
a step-brother-in-law, David Cutler;
many nieces, nephews, great-nieces, and great-nephews;
and other family members.
The family wishes to extend a special thank you to Residential Hospice, especially to Jason Bernard and Casey Long. They are also so grateful for the many special friends Julie had, both in Illinois and Florida.
Memorials may be made to Blessed Sacrament Catholic Grade School, Althoff Catholic High School, or the St. Louis Regional Chapter of the ALS Association, 1950 Craig Road, Suite 200, St. Louis, MO 63146.
Visitation: Friends may visit from 9 to 11 a.m. Monday, September 25, 2023, at Blessed Sacrament Catholic Church, Belleville, IL.
Funeral: A Mass of Christian Burial will be at 11 a.m. Monday, September 25, 2023, at Blessed Sacrament Catholic Church, Belleville, IL, with Fr. Clyde Grogan officiating.
Burial will be held at Mount Carmel Catholic Cemetery at a later date.