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Julianna "Julia" (Potrzeszcz) Wilman

February 6, 1926 ~ December 27, 2023 (age 97) 97 Years Old

Julianna Wilman Obituary

Julianna ‘Julia’ Wilman, 97, of Hartmann Village, passed away the morning of December 27, 2023, at University Hospital, Columbia, MO.

Visitation will take place Wednesday, January 3, 2024, from 5-7pm at Howard Funeral Home. Interment to follow at a later date at Woodlawn Cemetery, Syracuse, NY.

 Julia was born on February 6, 1926, in Radomianka, Poland. She was the 6th of 9 children born to Antonio and Helena (Surda) Potrzeszcz.

Julia lived a full life. At the beginning of WWII, she was taken from her home by Axis forces. She was transported across Europe, traveling from Poland to Romania and back to Poland via rail car before ending up at a castle in Germany where she served a German officer and his family. She was liberated by English forces there and was given the opportunity to fight in the Women’s Polish Army (2nd Division Unit under the command of General Andrews, stationed in Italy). 

After the war, Julia traveled to England and it was there that she met her future husband, Marian Frank Wilman. They were married in Bolton, England on January 20, 1952.

Julia, Marian, and their infant daughter immigrated to the US in January 1953.

Julia lived in Syracuse, NY prior to her move to Boonville, MO. She loved to garden and always had flowers growing. She was very fond of her cat, Samantha, who made the trip to Missouri with her.

Julia was predeceased by her parents, siblings, and husband, Marian.

Julia is survived by her daughter Barbara (David) Puglia of Syracuse, NY; son Rich (Sue) Wilman of Wooldridge, MO; granddaughter Kristin (Ross) Norbury of Boonville, MO; grandson Ben Wilman of Wooldridge, MO; and three great grandchildren, Charlotte, Beau and Owen Norbury.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Second Chance Animal Shelter. 

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January 3, 2024

5:00 PM to 7:00 PM
Howard Funeral Home
1397 Ashley Road
Boonville, MO 65233

Burial at a later date


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