June R. Spielman, 98
June 20, 1917 — Nov. 12, 2015
June R. Spielman (nee Schoengrund), 98, of West Bend, was called home to be with her Lord on Thursday, Nov. 12, 2015, at Cedar Lake Health and Rehab in West Bend.
June was born June 20, 1917, in the town of Westford near Randolph, to the late Paul and Racie (nee Rose) Schoengrund. She attended King’s Corner Rural School, was a 1933 graduate of Fall River High School, earned her teaching certificate from Columbia Normal School and graduated from Fond du Lac Business College, becoming a certified Braille transcriber, public stenographer and secretary. In her later years, June also attended the University of Wisconsin-Washington County part time.
She taught two years at rural Sutton School in Columbia County, then worked in Fond du Lac as a secretary and stenographer.
On June 1, 1941, she was united in marriage to Gerhard C. Spielman at St. John’s Lutheran Church in Doylestown. After Gerhard returned from military service in World War II, they moved to West Bend and joined St. John’s Evangelical Lutheran Church.
June was an active member of St. John’s Guild for 64 years and guild president for 20 years, choir member for 50 years, “Our Favorite Recipes Cookbook” chairman for 20 years, and volunteer Braille transcriber for L.C.M.S. and Mission for the Blind in St. Louis. June was also the author of a published book in 2010 titled “Meddling with Memories.”
Those left behind to cherish June’s memory are her four children, Paul (Sri) Spielman of Colorado Springs, Colorado, Bethany (Keith Miller) Spielman of Springfield, Illinois, John (Marie Koehler) Spielman of Maplewood, Minnesota, and Gloria (Jay Cantrell) Spielman of Naperville, Illinois; six grandchildren, Eric Miller-Spielman, Noah Miller-Spielman, Christa Spielman, Kendra (Antonio) Colon, David Cantrell and Andrew Cantrell; one sister, Mildred Ballsrud of Charleston, Illinois; a sister-in-law, Paula Beitz of Brownsville; and other relatives and friends.
June was preceded in death by her parents, Paul and Racie; husband, Gerhard, in 1997; three sisters, Marie Janney, Lauretta Schaefer and Isabelle Seales; one brother, William Schoengrund; a nephew, Douglas Janney; and sisters-and brothers-in-law.
Funeral services in remembrance of June will be held at 1 p.m. Friday, Nov. 20, at St. John’s Evangelical Lutheran Church (809 S. Sixth Ave., West Bend). The Rev. David Kellerman will officiate.
Visitation will be at the church Friday from noon until the time of service. Burial will be in St. John’s Lutheran Church Cemetery in Lomira.
Memorials to Living Word High School or St. John’s Lutheran School are appreciated by the family.
Myrhum-Patten Funeral & Cremation Service of West Bend has been entrusted with June’s care. Online condolences may be expressed at www.myrhum-patten.com.