Orina Gertrude Julius, 97, of Altamont, died on Dec. 21, 2018 at the Golden Acres Nursing Home in Dallas, Texas.
Orina was born on Jan. 21, 1921 in Altamont to Otto F. Beccue and Louise (Rehwald) Beccue. She was baptized on Jan. 22, 1921 and confirmed on April 14, 1935 at Immanuel Lutheran Church by Rev. M. O. Burkhardt.
Orina married Verle L. Lantz on July 16, 1944 at Immanuel Lutheran Church with Rev. John Meyer officiating. Her husband proceeded her in death. On Dec. 26, 1971, she married Chester F. Julius with Rev. Erwin Moehring officiating.
Orina was a retired nurse from St. Anthony Memorial Hospital in Effingham and a lifetime member of Immanuel Lutheran Church in Altamont. Due to poor health she moved to Texas to be with her daughter and family.
Orina is survived by her daughter Gloria J. (husband Charlie) Melton; her grandson Keith E. (wife Sandra) Melton; and her great-granddaughters Desireé M. (husband Nathan) Matzek and Haley N. Melton. She is also survived by many nieces and nephews.
She was proceeded in death by her parents; husband Chester; brothers Gerhard, Arthur P., Arnold, and Elmer Beccue; and niece Marcia Frauli.
A memorial service will be held at Immanuel Lutheran Church in Altamont on April 13 at 1 p.m., with burial following in the church cemetery.