Julie Ann Gohmann

Text size

Julie Ann Gohmann

June 09, 1958 - January 03, 2019

Julie Ann Gohmann Julie Ann Gohmann, surrounded by loving family and dedicated friends, died peacefully at her home on January 3 in New Albany, Indiana. She bravely fought to defy the odds following her cancer diagnosis 6-1/2 years ago. In spite of her illness, she continued to excel in her career as a sales representative for Cardinal Health and remained a devoted mother, spouse, aunt, sister, and step-grandmother. Julie continued to direct her high energy and enthusiasm outward toward the many people for whom she cared.
Julie will be fondly remembered for her radiant spirit, her optimism, and her exceptional generosity. Those who had the joy of knowing her were engaged by her wit, her joy for life, and her compassion for others. She lived life to the fullest, was the consummate hostess, and could always be counted on to be the life of the party. She cared very deeply for her family and friends and was always sending amazon packages, dropping off treats for her neighbors, purchasing matching pajamas for family vacations, and never forgot a birthday or special occasion. She was a deeply expressive and loving person - often referred to as the "spark plug" by her family and friends. To her customers, Julie was a loyal provider. She forged enduring relationships in the healthcare community, and her presence will be sorely missed.
Julie spent most of her life as a resident of Silver Hills, New Albany. She was the youngest of the four children of Mark and Mary Gohmann and attended Providence High School and Indiana University, Bloomington. She enjoyed and excelled at both tennis and volleyball. She earned a Bachelor's and a Master's Degree and was recruited by what is now Cardinal Health in 1982. The recipient of numerous sales awards, Julie was dedicated to her customer's and her career in healthcare. She was an adventurer and took many trips over the years to Costa Rica, a Montana Dude Ranch, beach trips to Destin, and most recently to Germany and Italy.
Julie is survived by her husband, Stan Farrell; daughters, Emily and Elyse LaGarenne and Elyse's husband, Chris Strautman; her step-daughters, Sarah Francis, Erin Farrell, and Allison Sengstacken; brothers, John Gohmann and his wife, Cindy Derer, and Charles Gohmann and his partner, Alejandro Martinez; brother-in-law, Duane Bigelow; and nephew and niece, Mark and Sarah Gohmann Bigelow. Julie was preceded in death by her parents and sister, Janet Marie Gohmann.
Those who knew and loved Julie are grieving her loss but remain inspired by her example. She leaves this world a better place and has set a high bar for how to live one's life to the fullest - the only way she knew how.
A Celebration of Julie's Life will be held from 1 pm to 5 pm on Saturday, February 2nd, at The Grand in New Albany, IN.
Online condolences may be made to www.kraftfuneralservice.net. Should friends desire, memorial contributions may be made in Julie's name to Hosparus Health or Planned Parenthood.
Published on January 10, 2019
Send flowers
in memory of Julie
See more

Obituary published in

Arrangements by


Celebration of life

Saturday February 02, 2019

1:00 PM - 5:00 PM

The Grand

138 E. Market Street, New Albany, Indiana


Print Guestbook

Share your condolences and special memories.
The guestbook expires on April 10, 2019.

Select an emblem

9 posts

Harry LaGarenne
Feb 02, 2019
Julie Gohmann spent her life giving to and doing for others. Her selflessness is something for us all to emulate. Those who knew her were blessed- she made the world a better place for all. Her passing leaves a void that can only be partially filled by the memory of her smile and the love she shared.
Nanci LaGarenne
Jan 31, 2019
Julie was a light that shone on us all. I'll never forget her.
Jan 30, 2019
I am so proud to have called Julie my friend. I remember so vividly the lovely letter she wrote to Sam Robinson thanking him for the fond memories he added to her childhood. The letter was read at his funeral. Julie was such a thankful, outgoing role model for all of us she leaves behind. I hope to see her again on the other side!
Duane Bigelow
Jan 26, 2019
Words cannot capture the scintillating essence Julie brought to her earthly existence . She lived with other-directedness and an unerring sense of mission and purpose. To have known her was to have been impacted by her . There is now a tear in the very fabric of space / time whose coordinates coincide with her last known siting when she was ripped away from our collectively shared world . We will honor her with love and remembrance .Her zest for life , her kindness and her generosity abide .
Gina Smith
Jan 22, 2019
So saddened to hear of Julie’s Passing. She was a wonderful colleague and friend who lit up the room when she walked in. My sincere condolences to your family.
Jerry Kurten.
Jan 22, 2019
I worked with Julie in the Capacity of Product Design Supervisor & later in the capacity of complaints coordinator. A fine Lady!
Trish and Phil Woollcott
Jan 14, 2019
We have known about "Aunt Julie" since our son started dating Sarah Gohmann at U of Michigan a long time ago: she was such a special person in Sarah's life. Fast forward to marriage and two children later and life in Seattle. The times our extended families have been together have been very special, and both Janet and her younger sister Julie are a vibrant part of our memories.

It has been inspiring to watch how this widespread family has embraced, supported, and gathered around their loved ones through their dreadful battles with cancer.

Julie's 4 and a half year old niece, Monavea, was at the beach in Seattle last week, standing at the water's edge staring out to sea. After a while I
...asked her what she was thinking about. "Florida, she said.... and the times there with my Aunt Juju. I know she's dead but I wish she was here".

I have a video of Julie dancing with Monavea from last year.... so full of life and bursting with energy and joy. What a model for the rest of us.

My last memory of Julie is in October, standing at the podium in a beautiful sanctuary in Chicago, speaking to the assembled family and friends gathered there to honor her sister, Janet, who died the previous May. It's a mystery to us how she managed to gather her energy and spirit to present such a gracious and articulate face to the world that day, in spite of her own struggles and despair.

We send our sympathies and hugs to Stan, Emily, Elyse and Emily during these very difficult months.

Trish and Phil Woollcott
Read more
Ronny Hornung
Jan 14, 2019
Julie Ann was a one-in-a million friend. I am so sad for Emily, Elyse and Stan. I will cherish her memory forever.
Brad Stotts
Jan 11, 2019
Julie was a wonderful person. She was always very kind. God bless her family and may her life continue to be an inspiration...