Julie Ann Prill


Julie Ann Prill


Julie Ann Prill entered heaven on Monday, Nov. 18, 2019. Julie was born July 19, 1945, in Billings, to John R. and Rosemary Klein.

On July 25, 1964 she married the love of her life, Thomas W. Prill of Laurel. They were happily married for 54 years. She devoted her life to her home and family. She took great delight in gardening every summer and giving away the vegetables to family and friends. Her favorite hobby was quilting, accomplishing over 70 pieces that were given with love to many. She was a lovely, wonderful and compassionate woman who served her marriage, family, church and community well.

Julie was preceded in death by her parents, brother Richard Klein (Marcia), and her beloved husband Thomas W Prill.

She is survived by her sister, Darlene Wilhelm (Jim) of Portland, Oregon; brother, Bob Klein (Ruby) of Billings; children, Carolyn Prill Bennett (Steve) of Dumas, Texas, Tony Prill of Billings; and many nieces and nephews. The greatest joys in her life came when she became a Nana to her grandchildren: Lindsey Clemons (Daniel) of Yelm, Washington, Adam Reiter (Brenna) of Cheyenne, Wyoming, Philip Reiter of Williston, North Dakota, Jonah Prill, Ethan Prill, Evelyn Prill of Billings; and two great-grandchildren. Julie was a loving mother and an energetic, caring Nana. Her loss is deeply mourned by her family and is felt by a large circle of friends.

A rosary service in her name is to be held at 8 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 20, at Michelotti-Sawyers Mortuary, 1001 Alderson Ave., Billings. A memorial mass will be at 11 a.m. Thursday, Nov. 21, at St. Pius X Catholic Church, 717 18th St. W., Billings, with interment to follow in the Yellowstone National Cemetery, Laurel.

Julie’s immediate family wish to extend gratitude to the care workers of RiverStone Health, Synergy Home Care and extended family, friends for their love and prayers during her declining health. She expressed her sincere wish to say thank you from the bottom of her heart.

Memorials in lieu of flowers may be made to St. Pius X Catholic Church or a charity of your choice.

Condolences may be made at www.michelottisawyers.com.

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  1. Julie and I were classmates at Billings, Central. We reconnected when she and Tom started coming to mass etc at St Pius X parish. We would also see each other during medical appointments. She was so kind and caring of Tom when his health was declining. I sent her email flowers from time to time when I know her health was declining. When I didn’t see her for a few weeks, I’d email to see if she was okay. She told me she had been going to Mary Queen of Peace because our pews were so hard. Then she came back to St Pius X and made sure to let me know she was there. She was a good person.
    Diann Mueller and Mick Wolff

  2. To all of Julie’s family…Deepest condolences from the last of the Peterson relatives. I know Tom and Julie shared many happy times with my folks and were always considered close family. Love. Mark and Kate Peterson

  3. Martin & An gie Eckroth

    Julie was such a wonderful person. as was her husband, Tom. We so much enjoyed playing Pinochle with them, and all the memories with Julie, even as children. Love and thoughtful prayers to all of her family.

  4. Although no words can take away the sorrow that you bear the loss. May it be comforting to you to know that others care.
    We met Tom & Julie in the German Edelweiss Club in Park City the first time. As a German I had to overcome my homesickness. Tom & Julie let me feel welcome. Later once in a while we met her in the grocery stores and few weeks ago I run into her at Costco. I felt sad after our conversation. She was always friendly and had some good laughs too.
    With our deepest condolences, Ted, Edda and Andrew Freestone

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