Julie A. Smith
July 3, 1942 – July 20, 2020
Julie A. Smith, of Arlington Heights was born July 3, 1942 in Detroit, MI to William and Eleanor Houseknecht and passed away July 20, 2020. Julie was the beloved wife of Stephen Smith; loving mother of Amy (Michael) Cacini; cherished grandmother of Michael, Jonah, Juliellyn, William, Christian, and Myra; great-grandmother of Isabella; dear sister of William Houseknecht and fond aunt of William, Andrew, Lindsay, Nicole and Anthony. Visitation will be Tuesday, July 28, 2020 from 3-8 PM at Lauterburg & Oehler Funeral Home, 2000 E. Northwest Highway, Arlington Heights. Funeral service and interment will be private, but it will be livestreamed on Wednesday, July 29 at 11:00 AM at www.firstpresah.com. In consideration of the safety of our guests and associates, Lauterburg & Oehler Funeral Home will adhere to the current gathering restrictions in the state of Illinois, which allow 50 guests at a time. Proper social distancing must be practiced and all guests will be required to wear face masks at all times. Thank you for your cooperation.
Tuesday, July 28, 2020
Funeral Service Private
Julie A. Smith
July 30, 2020
Aunt Julie, You had the kindest heart and warmest soul a human could have. I'm the luckiest nephew to have such a wonderful Aunt like you. Even though I'll always wish for one more conversation, one more hug, one more birthday celebrated together, I'll cherish all the ones we had. Save a spot in Heaven for me. I love you Aunt Julie.
July 28, 2020
I found this picture of Beautiful Julie!
July 27, 2020
To my Jule,
I will love you forever. Thank you for making my life complete. Thank you for sharing 48 wonderful years with me. Thank you for choosing me to share your life with. Thank you for making it perfect because you always made everything perfect. Our time was still too short. I wish we could start it all over again. I would want it to be exactly the same. Until we see each other again I will miss you. I can't wait until we are together again. How wonderful it will be. Please wait for me. I will always be there for you.
July 26, 2020
Thanksgiving with Julie
“I know you’re making dinner, but you have to come,” was the phone call. “I promise you the Thanksgiving dinner of your life.”
Grabbing a reluctant husband away from the TV set, we made our way to Julie’s house.
When we entered the warmly decorated dining room, Dan and Steve were carrying Mim, ensconced in a chair, down the stairs to join the festivities. Everyone else was at the table, including actress Barbara Harris who proceeded to give us a laugh-a-minute holiday meal.
Her top story was about Oscar-winning actress Katherine Hepburn, trapped in a play with a pompous , rude actress. During the actresses’ big scene, Hepburn calmly balanced a tea cup at the edge of a table. Instead of paying attention to the actresses overacting, the audiences’ eyes were transfixed on the teetering tea cup. Would it stay put? Would it fall?
Hepburn, in her sweetest voice, remarked to the actress- “Upstaged by a tea cup!” Julie, tears in her eye, roared with laughter.
As an added treat, Barbara then stayed five days with Julie and Steve. I promise you, Julie spent much of that time, laughing!
July 25, 2020
I remember coming to your home and meeting your mom. Julie was such a kind and open hearted woman. I am so sorry for your loss. Thank you for sharing your photos they were lovely.
July 24, 2020
To Steve and Bill.
Julie was one of my favorite babysitter. She would take us to Harris's and buy my sister Beckay and I ice cream cones. We thought she was so cool because she had her own car. She showed us how to do shorthand.
She was so beautiful.
July 24, 2020
I remember meeting your Mother and you at Madigans in Woodfield. I thought she was beautiful. Then to meet you in a stroller. Probably 3 years old and cute as can be. How Time flies ..... God bless!
July 23, 2020
Julie lived her life with a deep faith and unwavering spirit. In the many health challenges she “fought the good fight, ran the race”....good and faithful servant “. I will miss greeting her at church. My heartfelt sympathy to Steve and family.