Julie Ann Gohmann
June 9, 1958 – January 3, 2019
Julie Ann Gohmann, surrounded by loving family and dedicated friends, died peacefully at her home on January 3rd in New Albany, Indiana. She bravely fought to defy the odds following her cancer diagnosis 6-1/2 years ago. In spite of her illness, she continued to excel in her career as a sales representative for Cardinal Health and remained a devoted mother, spouse, aunt, sister, and step-grandmother. Julie continued to direct her high energy and enthusiasm outward toward the many people for whom she cared.
Julie will be fondly remembered for her radiant spirit, her optimism, and her exceptional generosity. Those who had the joy of knowing her were engaged by her wit, her joy for life, and her compassion for others. She lived life to the fullest, was the consummate hostess, and could always be counted on to be the life of the party. She cared very deeply for her family and friends and was always sending amazon packages, dropping off treats for her neighbors, purchasing matching pajamas for family vacations, and never forgot a birthday or special occasion. She was a deeply expressive and loving person – often referred to as the “spark plug” by her family and friends. To her customers, Julie was a loyal provider. She forged enduring relationships in the healthcare community, and her presence will be sorely missed.
Julie spent most of her life as a resident of Silver Hills, New Albany. She was the youngest of the four children of Mark and Mary Gohmann and attended Providence High School and Indiana University, Bloomington. She enjoyed and excelled at both tennis and volleyball. She earned a Bachelor’s and a Master’s Degree and was recruited by what is now Cardinal Health in 1982. The recipient of numerous sales awards, Julie was dedicated to her customer’s and her career in healthcare. She was an adventurer and took many trips over the years to Costa Rica, a Montana Dude Ranch, beach trips to Destin, and most recently to Germany and Italy.
Julie is survived by her husband, Stan Farrell; daughters, Emily and Elyse LaGarenne and Elyse’s husband, Chris Strautman; her step-daughters, Sarah Francis, Erin Farrell, and Allison Sengstacken; brothers, John Gohmann and his wife, Cindy Derer, and Charles Gohmann and his partner, Alejandro Martinez; brother-in-law, Duane Bigelow; and nephew and niece, Mark and Sarah Gohmann Bigelow. Julie was preceded in death by her parents and sister, Janet Marie Gohmann.
Those who knew and loved Julie are grieving her loss but remain inspired by her example. She leaves this world a better place and has set a high bar for how to live one’s life to the fullest – the only way she knew how.
A Celebration of Julie’s Life will be held from 1 pm to 5 pm on Saturday, February 2nd, at The Grand in New Albany, IN.
Online condolences may be made to www.kraftfuneralservice.net. Should friends desire, memorial contributions may be made in Julie’s name to Hosparus Health or Planned Parenthood.
- Stan Farrell, Spouse
- Emily LaGarenne, Daughter
- Elyse LaGarenne and Chris Strautman, Daughter and Son-in-Law
- Sarah Francis, Step-Daughter
- Erin Farrell, Step-Daughter
- Allison Sengstacken, Step-Daughter
- John Gohmann and Cindy Derer, Brother and Sister-in-Law
- Charles Gohman and Alejandro Martinez, Brother and Partner
- Mark Gohmann Bigelow, Nephew
- Sarah Gohmann Bigelow, Niece
- Mark and Mary Gohmann, Parents - Deceased
- Janet Marie Gohmann, Sister - Deceased
- Hosparus of Southern Indiana
- Planned Parenthood
- Celebration of Julie's Life Saturday, February 2, 2019
Julie Ann Gohmann
Sister Nancy Reynolds
February 6, 2019
I coached Julie in tennis and taught her math at Providence in the 70's. I loved Julie. She worked hard both in school and on the tennis court. She was always kind and caring about her classmates. She was a good individual through and through. I wish I had more contact with her through the years, but especially since I moved back to Louisville in 2014. My prayers are with you, Stan and the children. May the love of friends give you comfort and the love of God give you peace. Sister Nancy
January 11, 2019
Stan snd family. We are so very sorry for your loss. Me , Larry your aunt Helen, Aunt Evelyn, Aunt Joyce and Buddy met this day for a family breakfast and discovered your loss. We all send our deepest sympathy.
January 10, 2019
Stan, Elyse, and Emily!
I am so sorry to hear of Julie's passing. What a truly wonderful and inspiring woman. I will never forget the love Julie had for her family and friends. She was always someone I looked up to as a friend, a mother, and a wife. Julie was the kindest, most generous, and most thoughtful woman; and her legacy is her wonderful family! I pray for you in this difficult time, and hope that the amazing memories that you had during Julie's life is great comfort over the coming weeks. Julie LOVED living life, and she was so much fun to be around. Thank you for your dedication to her during her illness...it was incredible to see such love.
Sending love and prayers to each of you!
January 9, 2019
I will always remember Julie smiling. I can't recall a time with her that she wasn't either smiling or laughing, always so happy. She was inspiring, confident and a friend to all. Julie welcomed everyone and made one feel so at ease, she had that wonderful gift. My sincere prayers for peace and healing are with her family. I know how it feels to lose a parent, a child and a friend. My heart goes out to all of you. Lovingly, Cathy O.
January 7, 2019
Dear Emily, Elyse, Charles, John, and family,
So very sorry to hear of beautiful Julie's passing. She was a great sister in law and friend and stellar person. I'm honored to have known her.
January 7, 2019
Stan, Emily, Elyse, Charles, and John - Julie was a joy from the time of her birth. Let us rejoice that her image yet endures in our hearts (and that Aunt Mary was spared the sight of her suffering). To all of you - keep strength in your soul.
January 7, 2019
January 6, 2019
Stan, I’m so very sorry to you & all of Julie’s family for your loss. I knew Julie through the Silver Hills Ladies Alpha club. She was a very smart, engaging, kind, & thoughtful woman. I always enjoyed being around Julie. She will be missed so much. Love & prayers, Cindy (Pierson) Miller & my husband Larry Miller also sends his thoughts & prayers .