Julia A. Aerts, 95, of Falls City, passed away on Tuesday, Oct. 25, 2016. She was born to the late Leo and Frances (Kramer) Hilger on May 7, 1921 at Cedar Rapids, NE.
Julia was raised in Butler County on a farm. She married Leo Aerts on Nov. 23, 1943 at David City. He later passed away on Oct. 4, 2009. When married, the couple established their home on a farm near David City and he worked on the family farm. She then moved into David City in 1945 when her husband left for the war.
Throughout her life, Julia painted and finished numerous homes and offices. She retired in 1991 and moved to Falls City in April of 2011.
She enjoyed gardening, working on puzzles, and playing cards. She was a member of the Sts. Peter & Paul Catholic Church, the Altar Society, and Past President of the Parish Council of Catholic Women of David City.
Julia is survived by sons, David Aerts, of Kansas City, MO, and Dr. Richard (Linden) Aerts, of Cedar Rapids, IA; daughters, Carol Heineman, of Falls City, and Kathleen (John) Davis, of Auburn; nine grandchildren; 19 great-grandchildren; and one great-great-grandson.
She is preceded in death by her parents; husband; brothers, Paul, Alfred, Arnold, and Leo “Bud” Hilger Jr.; and son-in-law, James Heineman.
A Memorial Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 10 a.m. Saturday, Nov. 5, 2016 at St. Mary’s Catholic Church in David City with Fr. Bernard Kimminau as the presiding priest. A Parish Rosary will be recited at 9:30 a.m. Saturday, Nov. 5 at the church. Inurnment will be at the St. Mary’s Catholic Cemetery. The family has requested memorials to go to the Richardson County Cancer Fund, Sts. Peter & Paul Catholic Church, Falls City, and St. Mary’s Catholic Church and Guardian Angel Program, both of David City.
Dorr and Clark Funeral Home, of Falls City, is in charge of arrangements.