In Memory of




Obituary for Julie C. Steele

Julie Catherine Steele (Hoffman) passed away on April 9 th , 2024 after a courageous battle with cancer, surrounded by her loved ones in Fort Wayne, Indiana.

Julie was a warrior who proved doctors wrong time and time again. The strength she had to live was immeasurable. She had the most beautiful smile and a shining personality that made everyone love her. Julie was a kind and giving soul. She was an animal lover and rescuer. She’d give you the shirt off her back or food off her plate if you needed it. She loved her children more than anything in this world. Her greatest pleasure in life was spending time with her family.

Julie spent her summers at Sparta Lake. Her constant in a world ever changing. Her happy place. She was a nurse for 30 years and cared deeply for each patient like they were family. She always had a creative project she was working on, whether it be a seasonal decoration, a gift for loved ones, stained glass, or a home DIY project.

Julie is survived by her partner, Brent Nuttle; her children, Nicole (Bobby) Steele, Tim Steele, Ryan Steele, and Rachel Steele; her grandson, Jackson Wirshup; and her brother, Jason (Melissa) Hoffman.

Julie is preceded in death by her mother Tracie Hoffman.

A celebration of life will be held at Ascension Lutheran Church in Fort Wayne, IN at 2pm on Sunday April 21, 2024 .

In lieu of flowers, contributions can be made to Cancer Services of N.E. Indiana.