Juliana Jornt (1916 – 2007)

Juliana Ida Jornt, age 90, a resident of Milwaukee formerly of Kenosha, died peacefully on Wednesday, November 7, 2007.

Juliana was born on December 24, 1916 to Walter and Julia (Knothe) Lewis in Detroit, MI.

She was raised in St. Louis, MO where she attended Mt. Calvery Lutheran School- Missouri Synod and graduated from Soldan High School.

After moving to Kenosha, she served as adult choir director for many years at Bethany Lutheran Church. She was the president of the Schubert Club, an officer in the Wisconsin Federation of Music Clubs, a performer with Kenosha Little Theatre and Kenosha Civic Theatre.

In 1969 she moved to Milwaukee where she continued to work as a Hearing Aid Audiologist with the Wisconsin Hearing Aid Center. Juliana served on the first Wisconsin State Board of Audiologists appointed by the governor. She sang in the choir at Grace Evangelical Lutheran Church ? Wisconsin Synod. She served many years as president of OWLS (Older Wisconsin Lutheran Seniors). She performed with the Great Lakes Opera Company, Shorewood Theatre and with the Bay Players.

In the last three years she directed the adult chorus at Luther Haven in Northern Milwaukee County and sang solos with the chorus for each of their many concerts. Juliana was given the gift of faith in Christ Jesus. She was known and loved for her great vocal training and talent.

She is survived by her husband F. Lawrence (Larry) Jornt; daughters Linda (Robert) Wilda, Kim Starr, and step daughter Jaqueline (Genarro) Esposito; grandchildren Tyson Wilda, Adrienne (Jason) Eldrige, and Kirstin Kuchler.

She was preceded in death by her parents, sisters, daughter Carol Starr, grandson Dustin Wilda and step-son Jeffry Jornt.

A memorial service will be held at Grace Evangelical Lutheran Church (1209 Broadway, Milwaukee, WI 53202) on Wednesday, November 14, 2007 at 1:30 PM. Immediately following the service, there will be a committal of the ashes at Graceland Cemetery in Milwaukee.

You may make donations to Grace Evangelical Lutheran Church Music Department or the Kenosha Schubert Club in memory of Juliana.

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