IN MEMORY OF
JUNE E. KLUENDER
March 17, 1923
May 28, 2007
11:00 A.M. Friday, June 1, 2007
Zion Lutheran Church, Paullina, Iowa
Rev. Daniel Wagner ~ officiating
“The Family of God”
Sung by: Fred Schuknecht
“Just As I Am”
“Be Still My Soul”
“Chief of Sinners Though I Be”
Organist: Verla Hibbing
IN CHARGE OF FLOWERS
Marlo and Barb Ebel
Dean Altman Mark Magnussen
Caleb Uhe Eric Uhe
Bill Jensen Jay Magnussen
FINAL RESTING PLACE
Prairie View Cemetery
Arrangements under the care of Gaudian~Eldridge Funeral Home
After the graveside service relatives and friends are invited to
join the family in the fellowship hall of the church.
Parents – John C. and Katherine (Straub) Ebel.
June was born on the family farm near Paullina and was baptized on her birth date. She attended the country school close to the farm through the fifth grade, grades 6, 7 and 8 at Zion Lutheran School in Paullina and graduated from Paullina High School in 1940. She went to National Business Training College in Sioux City and worked at clerical positions in Sioux City and Primghar.
On Easter Sunday, April 25, 1943, she married Elmer G. Kluender. They spent their married life on farms in the Hartley and Paullina area before retiring from the farm in 1969. They were married for 33 years before his death on July 26, 1976. In spite of her respiratory problems and cancer, June remained in her home until her death in her favorite room, the sewing room.
A big part of June’s life was the relationships she made while working at the local department store for 30 years. When garment alterations were requested by customers, she gladly offered to make those alterations at no charge to the
customer. This eventually developed into the thriving sewing business which was her passion and the joy of her life.
June displayed her strong faith in her Lord in so many ways, including leading Friendship Bible Classes. She provided a long and distinguished service to her church and community. Some of her many achievements were Secretary-Treasurer of the Chamber of Commerce for 9 years and at Zion Lutheran Church in Paullina as Church Treasurer, Chairman of Stewardship, President of Ladies’ Aid and Dorcas, Treasurer of the Cherokee Zone LWML, and served four terms on the Evangelism Committee. She lived her philosophy for life of loving one another by volunteering to care for others, whether they were elderly, sick, or just people who needed a special touch from someone.
June was an avid reader and list maker. She liked to keep track of the books she had read and her list for approximately the last 15 years shows she enjoyed over 600 books and more than 50 different authors.
The happiest times of her life were when she was surrounded by her family. She leaves to cherish her memory her children, Johnene Altman of Paullina, IA; Janet Piercy (Larry) of Lexington, KY; and Karene Uhe (Ron) of Readstown, WI; seven grandchildren, Diane Magnussen (Mark), Donna Jensen (Bill), Dean Altman (Lindy), Jennifer Roth (Tim), Caleb Uhe, Kristin Knowles (Gabe), and Eric Uhe (Erin); eight great-grandchildren Jay Magnussen, Lindsay Magnussen, Natalie Altman, Evan Magnussen, Eric Magnussen, Jeffrey Altman, Zachary Roth, and Nathaniel Knowles; two sisters, Vera Hediger of Sioux City, IA and Lois Jordan (Dale) of Winton, CA; two brothers in-law, Al Kluender of Glendale, AZ and Ray Kluender (Verla) of Denison, IA; also many other relatives and friends.
The ivy plant used as a part of the casket arrangement was given to June by a special niece, Roanne, several years ago.
God saw she was getting tired,
And a cure was not to be.
So He put His arms around her,
And whispered, “Come with Me.”
With tearful eyes, we watched her suffer,
And saw her fade away.
Although we loved her dearly,
We could not make her stay.
A golden heart stopped beating,
Hard working hands to rest.
God broke our hearts to prove to us,
God only takes the best.