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Julie Ellen Schreibeis

June 23, 1960 — May 31, 2024

Belle Fourche, SD

Julie Schreibeis, age 63 of Belle Fourche, died Friday, May 31, 2024 at the Heartland Senior Living Center in Spearfish.


A Celebration of Life Service will be held 10:30am Friday, June 7, 2024 at Leverington Funeral Home of the Northern Hills, with Pastor Paul Howard officiating.  There will be no visitation.  


Julie Ellen Knigge was born June 23, 1960, in Riverton Wyoming.  She was the daughter of Clifford "Wayne" and Alyce (Eatherton) Knigge.   Julie grew up in Gillette Wyoming and in the late 1970’s she moved to Sheridan Wyoming, where she earned her high school diploma.  Julie was married to Roger Olson shortly afterwards, To this union a son, Jesse, was born.  Together they lived in Wyoming, and later divorced.  On April 7, 1985, Julie was united in marriage to Kent Schreibeis in Sheridan WY.  To this union two daughters were born: Eleana and Christina.  Kent died January 21, 2008.  The first time Julie ever saw the ocean was in Monterey.  She fell in love right away, and in 2016 she moved to the Florida Keys.  She loved the marine life, the sand and the beach, and everything that the ocean had to offer.


In 2020 Julie moved to Belle Fourche, where she lived with her mother, Alyce.  Together they took care of each other and enjoyed each other’s company, before Alyce died in January of 2024.  Julie loved doing anything outdoors.  Yard work, landscaping, gardening, hiking, and biking were at the top of her list for doing things in the open air.


Julie is survived by her son, Jesse (Christina) Olson of Amarillo Texas; daughter, Eleana Schreibeis of Sheridan WY; 6 grandchildren, Alazei, Bishop, Constantine, Ben Jr., Trinity, Titan; sisters, LaDona Knigge of Chico CA, Jodi Sprague of Colorado Springs CO; brother, Jay Knigge (Missy) of Cheyenne WY; and her special cousin Tammy Preston of Gillette WY.


She was preceded in death by parents; husband; daughter, Christina Metzger; and brother, Donald Knigge.


Julie Ellen Schreibeis


Service of Celebration

10:30 AM – Friday – June 7, 2024

Leverington Funeral Home of the Northern Hills

Belle Fourche, South Dakota



Pastor Paul Howard



“In the Garden”, “Precious Memories”,

“A Horse with No Name”



Following the service, you are all invited to 

stay for lunch and a time of fellowship.




“The Lord your God is in your midst, a mighty one who will save; He will rejoice over you with gladness; He will quiet you by his love; He will exult over you with loud singing.”

~ Zephaniah 3:17 ~

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Service Schedule

Past Services

Celebration of Life

Friday, June 7, 2024

Starts at 10:30 am (Mountain time)

Leverington Funeral Home of the Northern Hills

715 National Street, Belle Fourche, SD 57717

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