Julia Pilcher

Julia Lee Pilcher, 56, of Donnellson, Iowa, passed away at 2:39 p.m. Wednesday, December 20, 2023, at Southeast Iowa Regional Medical Center in Fort Madison, Iowa. 


She was born on January 27, 1967, in Fort Madison, Iowa, the daughter of John Edward and Norma Jean (Schiller) Johnson. On February 14, 1997, she married LeRoy William Pilcher in Washington, Iowa. He preceded her in death on September 20, 2017.


She is survived by her step-daughter: Kearston Thannisch; three step-grandchildren; brother: Randy Johnson of Donnellson, Iowa; five sisters: Christy (Robert) Agren of Orange Beach, Alabama, Cindy Johnson of Argyle, Iowa, Kathy (Coe) Billman of Fort Madison, Iowa, Wendy (Wendel) Walljasper of Donnellson, Iowa and Gayle (Jim) Edwards of Washington, Iowa. Also surviving are several nieces and nephews.


She was preceded in death by her parents; husband: LeRoy; son: Spencer and brother: Douglas Van Johnson.


Julia was a 1985 graduate of Central Lee High School. She had worked at Alaniz in Mt. Pleasant and most recently was a cook at the West Point Care Center. She enjoyed flea markets, antiques, music, watching movies, her pets and family gatherings.


Services will be held in the Spring of 2024.


Burial will be at Center Chapel in Keosauqua, Iowa.


A memorial has been established in her memory for Noah’s Ark in Fairfield.


Schmitz Funeral Home of Donnellson is assisting the family with arrangements. Online condolences may be made to the family at www.schmitzfuneralhomes.com.