June Walvatne

June Walvatne


June Elaine Walvatne, daughter of Clarence and Alvina (Zickler) Wardell was born June 4, 1930 in Arlington, IA. She was born again in April of 1948 through the truth of John 3:16. She gathered with the Christians at the West Union Gospel Hall for over 70 years where she seldom missed a Sunday.

On June 15, 1950, June was united in marriage to Vernel Eugene Walvatne in Fayette. To this union 8 children were born. In their early years of marriage, she was a seamstress doing alterations for various individuals. She also baked and decorated wedding cakes. Above all, she was a homemaker. She loved to cook for people including but not limited to family, friends and neighbors. She also enjoyed gardening, having a large garden right up to the end. 

June passed away at the age of 91 on December 29, 2021 at Gundersen Palmer Lutheran Hospital in West Union, IA as a result of pneumonia. 

She was preceded in death by her husband in 1999, her parents, one granddaughter Breanna, son-in-law, Verne Foster, 4 sisters, Louisa, Leota, Juanita, Marjorie; 2 brothers Harold and Raymond. 

Those left to cherish her memory are 7 sons and their wives, Daryl (Marlene), Dennis (Judi), Dale (Jerilyn), George (Beth) all of Hawkeye, Galen (Sharla) of Rowley, Grant (Nadine) of Sumner, Gerald (Pam) of West Union, one daughter Lois Ann of West Union, 20 grandchildren, 18 great grandchildren; 1 brother-in-law Robert Smid of Garnavillo, IA. 

Visitation was held Sunday, January 2, 2022 from 3:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. at Burnham-Wood-Grau Funeral Home, 212 E. Elm Street, West Union, IA 52175. A Private funeral service will be held at the funeral home, with burial to follow at Windsor Cemetery, Hawkeye, IA. 

Burnham-Wood-Grau Funeral Home and Cremation Service, West Union, Iowa.

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