Julie Ann LaBatte May, 70, of Echo journeyed to the Spirit World on Wednesday, September 9,2020 at her daughter’s home in Granite Falls.

She was born on July 27, 1950 in Granite Falls the daughter of Walter A. and Genevieve (Pearsall) LaBatte.

Julie graduated from Granite Falls High School in 1968.

She was formerly employed at Prairie’s Edge Casino. Julie was an Elder of The Upper Sioux Community.

She enjoyed taking rides, visiting with people, going out to eat and T.V. crime shows.

Survived by husband: Jonathan May; daughter: Alise Nelson of Granite Falls; a son: Justin (Susan) LaMorie of Wood Lake; grandchildren: Shelby Randt (Greg Shaw fiancée), Cody Randt, Arianna Nelson (Paris Villella) and Rory LaMorie (Cassandra Waltz); great-grandchild: Genevieve LaMorie; sisters: Juanita Pearsall and Joyce Luckow; a brother: Walter LaBatte Jr. and a sister: Sarah LaBatte; many nieces, nephews and many great-nieces and great-nephews and friends.

Preceded in death by her parents; grandson Dustin Randt; siblings Rory, Reggie, Deb, Arlin, Wayne and Gordon; and by nephews Preston Enstad and Gerrod Leenerts.

PRIVATE FAMILY Funeral services for Julie Ann LaBatte May were held on Tuesday, September 15, 2020 at 2 p.m. at Pejuhutazizi Presbyterian Church, Granite Falls. Pastor Fern Cloud officiated.

Casket Bearers were Cody Randt, Travis Leenerts, Derek Leenerts, Rory LaMorie, Shelby Randt and Arianna Nelson.

The Chilson Funeral Home in Winsted is serving the family. Online condolences may be made to www.chilsonfuneralhome.com