Carol Julka

May 11, 1942 — May 31, 2021

Carol Julka

Carol Lee (Urso) Julka, age 79, of Hillman went home on May 31, 2021.

Born Carol Lee Dice on May 11, 1942 to the late Gordon and Dorothy Dice of Hillman, Michigan. On March 3, 1962, she married Jere F. Urso. He preceded her in death on December 13, 1996. In 1998, she married David Julka on the 4th of July. She was very ambitious and career oriented. Carol was a recipient of Alpena’s first Annual Athena Award in 1989. Also being the first female to join the Alpena Kiwanis Club and first female to sit on the Chamber of Commerce Board. She was also vice president at Great Lakes Bank Company for 15 years. After her retirement from Great Lakes, she went on to receive her L.P.N. from Alpena Community College. After her graduation, she went on to work at Alpena General Hospital. During the 80’s, Carol enjoyed participating in Red Stocking Revue dance team and volunteering her time at the Boys and Girls Club.

Carol enjoyed crossword puzzles, reading, “Neil Diamond” dancing, family and friends, making floral arrangements, working in her flower beds, her love for the piano made her an accomplished pianist, music was a big part of her life.

Surviving are her husband, David of 22 years; four children, Eric (LeAnne) Urso, Annie Urso, Lori (Urso) Markowski (Tim DeWyre), Stephanie (Urso) Schulze (Lou); two step children, David (Jane) Julka II, Caroline (Randal) Staley; grandchildren, Gerald, Josh, Tim, Andrew, Ellen, Jacob, Abby, Jere, Rebecka, Aubrey, Dave, Rachel, Nathan, Brandon; several great grandchildren; sister, Lisa (Peter Burkowitz) Dice; and sister-in-law, Eddie Basel.

Preceding her in death are infant son, Todd; three brothers, Gordon, Hal, Gary; and sister, Judy Dice.

We would like to express our heartfelt thank you to all of mom’s Hospice Compassus nurses.

Visitation will take place Thursday at Bannan Funeral Home -Alpena from 2 p.m. until the funeral service at 7 p.m. with Rev. Caroline Staley officiating. Live streaming is available at

Inurnment:  St. Augustine Cemetery

Memorials:  Elk Country Humane Society

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