Julie Ann Malchow, age 60, of East Bethel died February 18, 2023 at Cambridge Medical Center. A Celebration of Life will be held from 4:00 P.M. – 10:00 P.M. Friday, March 31st at the St. Francis American Legion.
Julie Ann Malchow was born February 14th 1963 to Doug and Kathleen Steinke. She is preceded in death by both parents, Phyllis Breyen (Aunt). She is survived by Roger Malchow (Husband), children/step-children – Jeremy (Jessica) Malchow, Grizzley (Katie) Malchow, Brian (Aquisha) Malchow, Cassandra Quinonez and Kaitlyn Malchow. Siblings Judy (Tom) Behlke, Janet (Mark) Gordon, Tim (Paula) Steinke, Tom (Mary Kay) Steinke; grandchildren and step-grandchildren; Quinn, Annika, Brannick, Paige, Leah, Dominick, Maverick, Kreed and Devyn, Best Friend Lauren Jensen.
She was raised in Nowthen, MN on the Steinke Dairy Farm. She attended Elk River High School and later attended a two year vocational school. She had her first daughter Cassandra in 1989 and raised her as a single mom for two years before she met her husband whom she would marry in August 1993. Roger had three boys that she would consider her own and took under her wing. She and Roger then had their daughter, Kaitlyn in 1994. They raised their family in St. Francis until they built a house in Nowthen in 2007. Due to the economy crash they moved back to St. Francis in 2011 and lived at a couple different homes before they would buy their mobile home. Julie will always be remembered by her big heart and sarcastic humor. She was known as Momma Bear to many because of her loving nature. Julie was a homemaker and her cooking was phenomenal. She always cooked enough food to feed an army. Her door was always open. Family was very important to her, she loved hosting, and attending family gatherings while playing Skip-bo and Yatzee. The last 6 years of her life she spent her time with her grandkids and working bingo. She was known as “The Bingo Lady.” She made many friends whom she loved and cherished being around. Julie will be missed by all her family and friends always and forever.
Here is your favorite saying Mama Bear from us All – “Miss on you Pister, you ain’t so muckin fuch, go back off in your own jack yard.”