Julie K. TerMeer obituary

contact: Jeanne Baron
| WMU News
Photo of Julie K. TerMeer.

Julie K. TerMeer

Julie K. TerMeer, a Western Michigan University staff member, died May 11. She was 44.

A staff member since February 2012, TerMeer was an administrative assistant II in the Counseling Services unit of WMU's Sindecuse Health Center.

She was working full time at Sindecuse while also working on a master's degree in social work at WMU. Previously, she had earned a business administration degree from Cornerstone University.

Julie K. TerMeer

TerMeer was an integral part of her health center team. Colleagues credit her with making a positive difference in the lives of others. They also praise her for having a kind and compassionate nature as well as a genuine longing to help others find their way.

The Kalamazoo resident graduated from Otsego High School and was known in the local area for her involvement in women's health and competitive weightlifting.

TerMeer was named the World Weightlifting Champion in her weight class in 2014 following a world competition held in Florida that year. She also took second place in the Kalamazoo Women's Body Building Competition.


The family will receive friends from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Tuesday, May 17, in the Life Story Funeral Home—Rupert, Durham, Marshall & Gren, 120 S. Woodhams St. in Plainwell, Michigan. A memorial service will immediately follow in the same location.


The family obituary and message book are available at lifestorynet.com.

TerMeer loved flowers, and those who wish to send them are encouraged to do so. Memorial gifts also may be made to Plainwell High School or the Otsego High School Athletic Boosters.