Williamsburg-Julia Elizabeth Berstler was born October 25, 1959 in Cedar Rapids, Iowa. The daughter of Jerry and Judith (Reck) Purdin, Sr. She graduated from Iowa Valley High School in Marengo and attended Kirkwood Community College. Julia was united in marriage to Ronald Berstler on July 14, 1979 at the First Lutheran Church north of Conroy. She has been employed by Rose Haven Nursing Home, Williamsburg Care Center, Williamsburg Manufacturing and the Tanger Outlet Mall. Julia enjoyed making jewelry (beading), working in her flower garden, riding motorcycles and she especially enjoyed camping yearly at Lake Rathbun with the family. Julia loved her time with family and grandchildren. Julia passed away on Saturday, May 2, 2020 at the University of Iowa Hospital and Clinics at the age of 60.
She is survived by her husband Ron of Williamsburg; daughter, Jerridee (William) Mosher of Conroy; a son, Jesse Berstler of Williamsburg; a daughter-in-law, Toshya Berstler of Marengo; parents, Jerry and Judith Purdin of Marengo; grandchildren, Crystal Berstler, William J. Mosher, Desire` Berstler, Alexis Berstler, Xander Berstler, Shaelynn Berstler, Ayden Berstler, Autumn Berstler, Aaliyah Satterlee, Mackenzie Weldon and Logan Weldon; two brothers, John (Rita) Purdin of Williamsburg and Jerry (Gwen) Purdin, Jr. of Jasper, MN; two sisters, Deloris Frimmel and Jerrilee Von Ahsen both of Belle Plaine and numerous nieces and nephew.
Due to COVID-19 there will be a celebration of life service at a later date. Powell Funeral Home in Williamsburg is caring for Julia and her family. Messages and tributes may be left at www.powellfuneralhomes.com.