Julia Bainter


Julia Marie Bainter passed away Saturday, February 18, 2023, at home surrounded by her family.

A very caring mother, grandma, great-grandma, neighbor, and friend to many, was born February 19, 1926 to Frank and Ivana Marie (Belatz) Belec in Eveleth, MN. Julia Married Carl F. Bainter on June 28, 1947. Julie, a great cook, housewife, and worker who had many jobs well into her 80’s. She was a “Rosey the Riveter” during WWII working at McKlintok in Minneapolis, and as a seamstress at Arrow shirt factory in Eveleth. She was a quiet but not silent partner with her husband Carl in Louie’s, Carlton Lounge, and CJ’s Midtown Lounge, and finished her employment at Fleet Farm in Rochester. She loved cooking and baking every day but especially Sunday meals for her kids, grandkids, and friends, and morning coffee and goodies for her neighbors and friends. According to many, she was the anchor of her neighborhood and sponsored many National Night Out gatherings. She held a special place in her heart for people that met at Safe Harbor.

Julia is survived by 2 sons, Chuck (Diane) of Iron, MN; Dave (Colleen) of Oronoco, MN; 1 daughter Patti Hauschildt of Custer SD; 8 grandchildren; and 16 great-grandchildren.

Julia was preceded in death by her parents; husband of almost 50 years, Carl F. Bainter; 1 brother, Frank Belatz; and 2 sisters, Jeannie Pietso and Pauline Alexander.

Celebration of Life Services will be on Saturday, March 18, 2023 from 12:oo to 3:00 pm at Rochester Cremation Services, 1605 Civic Center Drive NW, Rochester, MN 55901.

In lieu of flowers send donations to Salvation Army.

Memories and condolences of Julia may be shared at rochestercremationservicesmn.com

3 thoughts on “Julia Bainter

  1. I’m so sorry to hear of Julie’s passing, but am happy to see that she was able to be at home with the people she dearly loved. I know that being at home was important to her. Our mom (Ruth) was lucky enough to be her neighbor for many years and our family is so grateful for the friendship they had. Julie was truly a Blessing. Sending you my deepest condolences and prayers for peace.

  2. Julie was my Mom’s best friend and they had many adventures together, working and playing. They often enjoyed going for rides with no destination in mind. Julie was a part of our family and a huge part of my Mom’s life. Our deepest sympathies and condolences to Julie’s family, she was a firecracker and a go getter. She will be missed by many!!

  3. Julie was truly one of a kind. We were soo very blessed to have her as a friend and neighbor since 1986. She was so very caring and friendly. Our daughters spent a lot of time coloring on the picnic table in her back yard growing up which was very special. She did bring our neighborhood together by hosting many of the National Night Outs which was a great way to meet our neighbors. We all very much enjoyed. She would make caramel puff corn as a yearly neighborly Christmas present.
    She will be dearly missed, but she lived a good life, fought a good fight and is without pain and back with Carl.
    Blessings and prayers to the entire Bainter family.

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