Jeremiah S. Julian

January 14, 2023

Jeremiah Sehr Julian, 43, of rural Kokomo, Ind., died January 14, 2023 unexpectedly.  He was born January 23, 1979 in Lafayette, Ind. to Steven & Conda (Hutson) Julian.

Jeremiah was a 1998 graduate of Clinton Prairie High School.  Following high school he attended Parkland Junior College in Champaign, IL on a Basketball Scholarship, walked on to play basketball for University of Indianapolis and received his bachelor’s degree in communication from Purdue University.  He was currently working in Quality Control for NHK in Frankfort.  Jeremiah attended Connection Point Church in West Lafayette. He was a member of the NRA, was a fan of the Indianapolis 500.  His senior year of high school, he was the only male to be nominated for McDonald’s All-American Team from an 1A school.  Jeremiah took pride in giving back to the youth.  Basketball was his life and he coached at Legacy in Lafayette and previously coached at Benton Central, and Frontier in the past. He also gave private basketball lessons. Coaching was a passion of his.  He was a huge Dave Matthews fan, enjoyed hanging out with friends and playing video games.  His greatest joy was spending time with his family, especially his daughters.

Visitation and Services

Visitation will be 3-7 p.m. Saturday, January 21, 2023 at Goodwin Funeral Home. Funeral services will be 1 p.m. Monday, January 23, 2023 at the funeral home. The family requests all guest come as if they were going to go play basketball. Memorial donations may be made to Purdue Federal Credit Union, (with checks payable to Conda Julian), 1551 Win Hentschel Blvd., W. Lafayette, IN 47906 for the benefit of his daughter’s college funds. Burial will be in Lincoln Memory Gardens, Whitestown, Ind.

Survived by:

his parents: Steven & Conda Julian of W. Lafayette, Ind., daughters: Sidney E. Julian, Mackenzie L. Julian and Ruby J. Julian, companion: Bethany Olmsted of Kokomo, He is also survived by aunts, uncles, cousins and extended family and friends.

Preceded by:

his grandmother, grandparents and great-grandparents.


Leave your Condolences

24 Condolences for “Jeremiah S. Julian”

  1. Take Kesler Family of Brookston January 18, 2023 at 3:31 pm

    Deepest condolences to Jeremiah’s family and friends. Our family is so sorry for your loss.

  2. Jason Stowers January 18, 2023 at 5:13 pm

    Such a sad moment to see a childhood friend, former teammate leave us so soon. Fly high in the sky my friend, thanks for the memories.

  3. Diana Anes January 18, 2023 at 5:29 pm

    There are no words that I can say that will make your pain go away.
    Praying for your peace.

  4. Kathy Smith January 18, 2023 at 6:13 pm

    Steve and Conda you and the girls are in my prayers.

  5. Debra Higgins January 18, 2023 at 6:15 pm

    Conda & Steven,
    Sending our condolences to you and your family regarding your son Jeremiah. Always remember he is and always will be with you all the time.

  6. Betty & Don Orr January 18, 2023 at 6:18 pm

    Love & prayers to the family!!!

  7. Paula Gillespie January 18, 2023 at 6:31 pm

    I am so very sorry for the loss of Jeremiah. The first thought of him that pops into my mind is Jeremiah as a young boy. Don and Pat were so very proud of him, as well they should have been!!! May you find some comfort in knowing that all of his life, he knew he was deeply loved. What a glorious reunion it will be when we can all rejoice in heaven together!

  8. Amber January 18, 2023 at 8:11 pm

    I’m so sorry to hear, thoughts and prayers are with all of his close family and friends

  9. Andy Wainscott January 18, 2023 at 9:24 pm

    Have to share a memory from the last time I played basketball against J. I rarely play now. He was still always playing…somewhere. It was the CP alumni game. I told him I was going to take a charge from him and totally flop. Got my chance, he drove and I was in the lane, ready to totally flop. I flopped when he was 2-3 ft away from me. Shawn Walker who was doing play by play for Mulberry Telecommunications even called me out on it.

    My heart breaks for his parents and kids.

  10. Karon (Seward) McColley January 18, 2023 at 10:25 pm

    Conda, from the bottom of my heart, I was so sorry to hear this. God bless you all.

  11. Nicki Stillings January 19, 2023 at 6:59 am

    Conda and Steve – I cannot imagine the pain you are going through. I have been thinking of you a lot these past few days. I remember that Ken’s first ever sleepover was with Jeremiah! Please take care of yourselves.

  12. Danny Howe January 19, 2023 at 8:50 am

    Steve, I am truly sorry for the loss of your son, I want you to know of the impact Jeremiah had on my son Aidan, he coached Aidan’s AAU team one year. Jeremiah helped Aidan to develop the confidence he needed to become a good player. I will always be grateful to him for taking the time to help Aidan.

  13. Sherry Amick January 19, 2023 at 11:00 am

    So sorry for your loss. Our thoughts are with you and your family.

  14. Merry Rose Cathey January 19, 2023 at 12:23 pm

    Conda, my heart is breaking for you. A parent should never have to bury their child. It’s not ours to question why, but to realize God needed him for a reason and we may never know why until He calls us home. Our deepest and saddest condolences for your loss, our families loss. Here for you and sorry I can’t be there. Never hesitate if you need to talk. Love and prayers to all.

  15. Michael Fultz January 19, 2023 at 9:41 pm

    In times like this I find it difficult to say the right words and really I just want to express my condolences to you and your family Conda. I’m very sorry that I can’t make it there in person. I wanted you to know my heart goes out to you and Steve. JJ always had a smile on his face and nobody deserves to be in your shoes this weekend Conda. Have peace knowing the lord took him so young because he was needed in heaven to spread his gospel an do his will.


  16. Dick Perkins January 20, 2023 at 9:23 am

    Steve, Conda and family. So sorry for your loss…Prayers

  17. Jim Mundell January 20, 2023 at 1:37 pm

    So sorry to hear about the loss of your son, Conda and Steve. I can imagine the pain you and your family is in. You are in our prayers. God bless Jeremiah and all of you. Jim Mundell, Raleigh, NC

  18. Dona Thomas January 21, 2023 at 4:36 am

    Conda, Steve, Sidney, and Makenzie. I am overwhelmed with grief and sympathy for you. I pray for God to wrap you in his arms as you walk through this time of sadness. Love to all of you, Dona and Bill Thomas

  19. Carol (Martin) Koning January 21, 2023 at 4:00 pm

    I am so very sorry for your loss. I remember babysitting for Jerimiah when he was little. He was an amazing kiddo. I’m sure he grew into an even more amazing man. You are in my thoughts and prayers.

  20. Dinah Lamberson January 22, 2023 at 5:58 pm

    So sorry for your loss. So glad to hear he accepted Jesus as his savior and is in heaven now. I did not know him well, but we both worked in the resource room at Mayflower Mill Elementary School. His students loved him and he worked hard to build them up and equip them with skills they would need to succeed in life. Praying for your family during this difficult time.

  21. Merrie January 26, 2023 at 9:55 am

    Thoughts and prayers to Jeremiahs family for their loss. A classmate taken way to soon.

  22. Margie Wolczak January 27, 2023 at 9:53 am

    Conda and family, sincere condolences on the loss of your Son. I am so very sorry. Prayers for healing your hearts.

  23. Cindi Brown January 27, 2023 at 10:08 am

    Conda and Steve, I’m so very sorry! There truly are no words that I can say to make your pain go away! Thinking of you all, and sending much love, thoughts, and prayers.

  24. Susan Plunkitt January 30, 2023 at 9:08 am

    Steve and Conda, so sorry about the loss of your son. I have had some vision issues lately and hadn’t heard about this sad event. I am so sorry that I wasn’t there to express out sympathies. Susie Grove Plunkitt

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