|June S. Olson, 79|
|Written by TRF Times|
Thief River Falls - June S. Olson, 79, died on Saturday, August 11, 2012 at the Thief River Care Center surrounded by her loving family.
Funeral services were held Tuesday, Aug. 14, at the United Methodist Church in Thief River Falls, with Rev. Rob Kopp officiating. Serving as casket bearers were June’s grandsons. Honorary casket bearers were June’s granddaughters.
Funeral services will also be held at 2 p.m. on Wednesday, Aug. 15 (today) at the Littlefork Lutheran Church in Littlefork, with Rev. Andy Berry officiating. Interment will follow at Oakley Cemetery in Littlefork.
June Sophia Rux was born on June 17, 1933 in Reynolds, N.D., the daughter of Walter and Lillie (Lenz) Rux. She was baptized on Oct. 15, 1933 into the Christian faith. At an early age, June moved with her family to a farm in North Township, near Thief River Falls. She attended the North Star Country School in North Township and Lincoln High School in Thief River Falls.
On Aug. 19, 1951 June was united in marriage to Cecil D. Olson at the United Methodist Church in Thief River Falls. Their relationship blossomed with their letter writing while Cecil was away serving in the military. After their marriage, the couple moved to Oklahoma City, which is where Cecil was stationed. In 1952, they were blessed with a son, Curtis.
Cecil, June and Curtis returned to live with Walter and Lillie in Thief River Falls for a short time. In 1954, they were blessed with a daughter, Janice, and then the family moved to the Iron Range, where Cecil worked in logging. In 1958, the family moved to Littlefork and in 1964, the family was once again blessed with a daughter, Deanne. June enjoyed raising the children when they were growing up.
She was a mother, a homemaker and worked outside the home. June worked as a waitress, a sales clerk in a variety store, a bookkeeper for a logging business and also worked as a nurse’s aide.
June enjoyed going fishing, working with flowers, bird watching, going to basketball games at the school, and spending time with family and friends. She was a member of the Littlefork Lutheran Church in Littlefork, where she enjoyed volunteering on the Altar Guild, helping with the church newsletter and in the kitchen and any other area she may have been asked. She was also a member of the Littlefork VFW Auxiliary. Cecil passed away in 2002 and June continued to live in Littlefork until October 2009 when she moved to Thief River Falls.
Survivors include two daughters, Janice (Roger) Ness of Thief River Falls and Deanne (Shaun) Stamnes of Green Bay, Wis.; daughter-in-law, Debbie (Rick) Sherman of Oklee; grandchildren, Conway (Kim) Olson of Oklee, Nicosia (Andy) Ubert of Fosston, Curtis (Jennica) Ness of West Fargo, N.D., Brian Ness of West Fargo, N.D., Ryan Sherman of McIntosh, Jesse (Amy) Sherman of Brooks, Scott (Amy) Ness of Misawa AFB, Japan, and Roger (Melissa) Ness of Bemidji; great-grandchildren, Sidney and Paige Olson, Jack, Nathan, Bentley and Amari Ubert, Jacelynn Ness, Jaelynn Gaulke, Bailey, Shelby, and Ryleigh Sherman, Taylor and Parker Ness, Michael and Nicole Horton, Alison Jones; brother, Clayton (Jean) Rux of Ramsey; sisters-in-law, Lillian Rux of Erskine, Gloria Rux of Thief River Falls, Donna Rux of Thief River Falls, Florence Martine of Bagley, and Millie Olson of Michigan; and many nieces, nephews, relatives and friends.
She was preceded in death by her parents; husband; son, Curtis in 1977; brothers, Floyd, Delmer, Franklin, Orlie, and Howard Rux; sister, Wanda Schroeder; great-grandsons, Lucas Ubert and Zachary Ness.
Condolences may be left for the family at www.johnsonfuneralservice.com.