In loving memory of

Julee Ann Willits
April 10, 1948 - May 9, 2022

Julee Ann Willits, age 74, of Boone, Iowa, died at her home on Monday, May 9, 2022.

A Celebration of Life will be held on Saturday, July 23rd from 3:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. at 206 W 2nd St. in Madrid, Iowa. Parking is available in the alley area. Condolences may be shared with the family at

Born April 10, 1948, in Fort Dodge, Iowa, Julee Ann Willits was the daughter of Robert and Alice (Kuhlid) Willits. She graduated from Dows High School in 1966.

Julee was a homemaker and worked at Behn's Centre of Dance in Boone as her children were growing up and also cleaned homes in the area. She was a "people person" who will be remembered for her fun, easy-going personality. Julee enjoyed time spent with her family and their many activities.

Survivors include two children, Jason Jacobson of Boone, and Amanda (Carson Skinner) Ristvedt of Madrid; five grandchildren, Josie, Taylor, Alicia, Kelsey, and Ryley; two great-grandchildren, Knox and Boden; a brother, Bob (Diana) Willits of Wisconsin; as well as other extended family members and friends.

She was preceded in death by her parents; a daughter, Rendall Franklin; and a sister, Kay Russell.

Ames Monument & Cremation Center has been entrusted with the care of Julee and her family.


Ruth Lesher (Walser0 wrote on May 14, 2022:

"Julee brightened the world with her presence. Her laughter was contagious and her heart expanded to include others. She was compassionate and accepting of others. I have not lived in Boone for years, but she is one of the people who remained in my heart. My condolences to all of you."

Anna Marie Iverson Pulliam wrote on May 13, 2022:

"My deepest sympathy to Julee's family. She was an amazing friend in high school and we had many great times! She was very caring and loving person. She will be smiling down on you and wishing nothing but the best for you. "

Linda Evans Herri gton wrote on May 11, 2022:

"My condolences to your entire family! Julee was a close friend growing up in Dows! We lost touch after high school but we were able to reconnect somewhat through Facebook! I will miss seeing her so happy with her family! Linda Evans Herrington"

Lynn Tilley wrote on May 11, 2022:

"So sorry Amanda and family for your loss. Julee will be missed by so many. Love her always. Our thoughts and prayers are with you all. ????"

Lynn Tilley wrote on May 11, 2022:

"What a special lady that will be dearly missed. We met when my daughter was in dancing. She has always been a wonderful friend. Always smiling, happy and full of love. Everytime we would see her she had a smile and a hug for us. Loved her so much. R.I.P. Jullee until we see each other again. "

Stefanie wrote on May 10, 2022:

"There are no words to describe this woman. She was all of the above, loving, kind, silly and the list could go on and on??You will be truly missed by so many and may your beautiful soul rest easy now. Much love to your family during this difficult time??"

Elaine Pearson wrote on May 10, 2022:

"I had the privilege of being friends with Julee for over 35 years! She brightened the lives of all who crossed paths with her. She loved her family so much and was so proud of all of you! I know you will all miss her deeply, as will I. Sending hugs & love to all of you?"