June B. Ehlke (nee Rohde)

June B. Ehlke, the daughter of Grace and Arthur Rohde, passed away Tuesday, June 17, 2014, at her residence surrounded by her loving husband and family after a long battle with cancer.

She is survived by her husband, Glen; daughters, Lynn (Thomas) Sindic, Julie (Bud) Bessler Jr. and Tracey (Long) Tran; grandchildren, Eric Sindic, Heather (Kevin) Sather, Kaitlyn and Brad Bessler, Alex, Emily and Lora Tran; great-grandchildren, Luke and Hayden Sather; and brothers-in-law, Wesley Ehlke and Kenneth Pollatz. She is further survived by nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.

She was preceded in death by her parents and sisters Marilyn (William) Hermann of Annapolis, Md., and Arlene Rohde.

June graduated from Wauwatosa High School in 1950. After high school, she was employed at then Cutler Hammer. On June 4, 1955, she married her loving husband, Glen. After several years, June was employed by the Waukesha School District at Hawthorne Elementary School in the library where she worked for 20 years. She enjoyed the wonderful trips the family took and especially the vacations to northern Wisconsin with family and friends. She was a member of the Evangelical & Reformed United Church of Christ.

The visitation for June will be held on Saturday, July 5, from 1:00 p.m. until the 2:00 p.m. memorial service at the Evangelical & Reformed United Church of Christ, 413 Wisconsin Ave., Waukesha, WI 53186. The Rev. James Gorman will be officiating. A private inurnment at the Cremation Garden at Prairie Home Cemetery will be held.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions in honor of June may be given to the Evangelical & Reformed United Church of Christ Sunday School Fund.

Cesarz, Charapata & Zinnecker Funeral Home, Cremation and Pre-Planning Services is serving the family. For the online obituary or to leave a condolence, please visit www.WaukeshasFuneralHome.com, or call 262-542-6609.