Julie Ann Dravland


December 12, 1959 - September 15, 2012




Julie Ann Dravland was born December 12, 1959 in Sioux Falls to Richard and Hazel (Green) Warner. She grew up in Brandon, graduating from high school in 1977. On May 3, 1980 she married Jim Bowman.  On August 6, 1990 she married David Dravland.  They resided in Sioux Falls where she was employed by esurance for thirteen years and had obtained a perfect work attendance. Julie was an avid St. Louis Rams and Nebraska Husker fan and collector of ginger bread men. She enjoyed pheasant hunting and making blankets for all her family. She treasured the times Dave would bring her to Mitchell to go shopping.

She is survived by her husband, David, her son, John Bowman, step-children: Anna and David Dravland, one grandchild, Jezzy Dravland and her parents all of Sioux Falls; her siblings, Pam Fick, Vicki Tigner, Lynn Chambers, Dan Warner and Patti DeBoer and her brother-in-law, Don (Lori) Dravland, Valley, NE.

She was preceded in death by her grandparents and father and mother-in-law, Donald and Doris Dravland.



Tuesday, September 18, 2012
6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Bittner Funeral Chapel
805 West Havens
Mitchell, South Dakota


Wednesday, September 19, 2012
10:30 AM
Bittner Funeral Chapel
805 West Havens
Mitchell, South Dakota


Graceland Cemetery
Mitchell, South Dakota

Posted by Amy Haffer on September 20, 2012
Julie you will be greatly missed. Even though we only knew each other as coworkers I had the utmost respect for you. You were always so cheerful and pleasant and I will be forever grateful for your advice and encouragement.
Posted by Mona Kampmann (Esurance Employee) on September 19, 2012
My thoughts and prayers are with you all during this difficult time
Posted by Kelley Deimling on September 18, 2012
Aunt Hazel and Uncle Dick. I am so sorry to hear about Julie. I wish I wasn't so far away so I could be there to help comfort you all. To all my cousins, hang in there. I know this is hard. Please keep the faith. I will keep you all in my thoughts and prayers and know that I will be thinking of you all tomorrow. Love you all.
Posted by Carol Price on September 18, 2012
To Julie's Family & Friends ... What a terrible loss for all of you! Julie was such a positive person. As my supervisor at Esurance, she was a positive mentor, never putting anyone down, always building confidence. I felt she was always there to train and listen, and defend our team, if needed.
May God wrap his arms around you these first very difficult days, and may he sustain you with the memories of a very special person.
Posted by Emery Gunderson on September 18, 2012
Julie you were a great friend and a great person to just know and to be around. You were always smiley, cheerful, and willing to assist anyone for any reason. Julie i'm so glad that you were in my life and that we had the chance to meet. You will be greatly missed, but always remembered for the great character you possessed. Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family during this time of loss and our memories of you will always be cherished and carried on. God bless and walk with our LORD!
Posted by Marty Anderson on September 18, 2012
Julie you were the best. I am so happy I got to know you and work with you. It is so sad the loss of a loved one. May God watch over all of your family and give them strength. My prayers are with you all. Julie will be greatly missed by all.
Posted by Greenwood, Doug & Jeanie on September 18, 2012
We are so sorry to hear of Julie's death. Know that your friends are here for you if you need to talk. You and your family are in our thoughts and prayers. May God put his arms around you and give you comfort and strength at this difficult time. Trust in Him.
Doug and Jeanie
Posted by Ann (DeBoer) Westra on September 18, 2012
Dick/Hazel and family... My heart goes out to all of you at this most difficult time, I'm so sorry for your loss of Julie. She was a wonderful person who will be missed dearly. I remember all the good times we had together when we were younger. Those times I cherish and will never forget. She is with the Lord now and you can take comfort in knowing that. May God Bless You All....
Posted by Sally (Tellinghuisen) Putzke on September 17, 2012
My thoughts and prayers are with all of you and your families. May God's kindness and strength give all of you comfort at this time. Know that she is in his arms and will be watching over all of you.
Posted by Doug and Shelly Osthus on September 17, 2012
Dave, we send our deepest sympathy at this difficult time. Remember we are here anytime.
Posted by Darwin & Rhonda Gramstad on September 17, 2012
We are so sorry for your loss. Our thoughts and prayers are with your family.
Posted by Burke and Deena Perry on September 17, 2012
The loss of someone we love shakes us to the core of who we are and what we believe. Praying for all of you as you grieve the loss of Julie. Ours thoughts and prayers are with you.
Posted by Amanda Saeger on September 17, 2012
Patti and family,
You are in our thoughts and prayers in the days and weeks ahead. May you find comfort in the memories of Julie. Love, Nate, Amanda, Evan, and Dylan Saeger
Posted by Marsha Goehring on September 17, 2012
I'm so sorry for your loss. My thoughts and prayers are with you at this difficult time.
Posted by Uncle Lee and Aunt Connie Geiken on September 17, 2012
Julie we have loved you and prayed for you your whole life. We will miss your smiling face and warm hugs.You will be greatly missed.
Posted by Art and Cheri Guse on September 17, 2012
Vicki, Meriah and family - we are so sorry that this has happened and are praying for your whole family as you grieve the loss of your sister, aunt, and daughter. We love you very much and are here for you if you need us.
Posted by Gene and Deanna Moser on September 17, 2012
So very sorry to hear of your loss. Holding you up in prayer.
Posted by Lynne Blevns on September 17, 2012
Julie will be greatly missed! She had such an infectious smile and laughter that you just couldn't help but be happy around her! May God comfort her family during this time of sorrow.
Posted by Brian and Tarina Stroh on September 17, 2012
We are so so sorry to hear of your tragic loss. Our thoughts and prayers are with you during this difficult time.
Posted by Doug Bartel on September 17, 2012
My prayers go out to all of you. My God give you strength and comfort in this tragic loss.
Posted by Amber Ingraham on September 17, 2012
What a wonderful person to no longer have on this earth... Julie you are a remarkable woman; always willing to help with that wonderful, kind spirit. You will most definitely be missed but we celebrate your life as well.
Posted by Michelle Sundermann on September 17, 2012
Julie, you will be greatly missed! You came into my life as a no just a co-worker but a dear friend. You stepped in like a mom for many, especially me, after loosing my mom. You were always there when I needed someone to talk to. You were courageous and knew how to take charge like you wished those silly “Rams” would do. You immediately stepped up to encourage anyone who was having a rough day. You were as sweet at those “Gingerbread Men” you loved so much! Every time I see a “Gingerbread Man” it will always remind me of you and your kindness. My thoughts and sincere prayers go out to your friends and family. You were a blessing to have around and will be greatly missed. Your memories will always be cherished in my heart forever!

Posted by Dorothy Knutson on September 17, 2012
My thoughts and prayers are with the family that was left behind.
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