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June Eckert

June 24, 1930 - October 10, 2011

Gathering:

9 - 10:00 A.M. Saturday, October 15, 2011 at St. John Lutheran Church in Fargo

Funeral Service:

10:00 A.M. Saturday, October 15, 2011 at St. John Lutheran Church in Fargo

Arrangements:

Boulger Funeral Home, Fargo.

June Eckert

June 24, 1930 - October 10, 2011

Obituary

June passed away on Monday, October 10, 2011, at Bethany Retirement Living in Fargo, surrounded by her loving family.

June was born on June 24, 1930, the daughter of Waino and Pearl (Murso) Pesola in Butte, MT. She grew up in the Wolf Lake / Frazee area in Minnesota where she graduated from high school. June was united in marriage to Ralph Kennedy and to this union 10 children were born. They made their home in the Frazee and Valley City, ND area where they raised their children. June worked for many years, while raising her family, at Foss Drug in Valley City, where she was the kitchen manager. June was united in marriage to Anton “Tony” Eckert on August 29, 1981 in Valley City. They made their home in Fargo. Tony died on November 16, 2010.

June was active in the VFW Auxiliary. She loved spending days visiting with her many dear friends in Valley City, Fargo and surrounding areas. June was very active in her children lives and extremely active with her wonderful grandchildren and great grandchildren. June was a very determined, hard working woman, who loved all of her family dearly. She took great pride in making sure of all of her children received a proper education, graduating from high school.

June is survived by her children, Ronald Kennedy of Dallas, TX; Roger Kennedy of Fargo; David (Dawn) Kennedy of Buffalo, WY; Neil (Judy) Kennedy of Fargo; Steve (Debbie) Kennedy of Fertile, MN; Carol (Roger) Dean of Minot, ND; Susan (Jerry) Pederson of San Bernadino, CA Jean (David) Schaefer of Crosby, MN; and  Paul (Tina) Kennedy of Phoenix, AZ; and Tony’s children,  Roger (Barbara) Eckert of Fargo; Debbie (Mark) Mosolf of Bismarck, ND; Toni Marie (Gary) Riveland of Bismarck; Robert (Candy) Eckert of Bismarck; Carla (Rick) Rasmussen of Detroit Lakes, MN; and Traci (Mark) Geohring of Janesville, WI. Also surviving are her very special grandchildren and many great grandchildren; and her sister, Laverne Letofskoy of Denver, CO.

June was preceded in death by her husband, Tony; her parents; her son, Michael Kennedy; and her step father, Theodore Luoma.

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  1. Barb and Dan Decker says:

    Grand Forks ND
    June was a special friend to us – we had so many good times at Vagabond Village all the years she and Tony were there. We will never forget her chicken chow mien and how she always made us feel special!

  2. Barbara A. Brooks says:

    Longmont COI was very fond of June. In the years that I lived in Fargo we had many of good talks and fun times. She was a great communicator and always made me feel better if I was down and many times of good laughter as well. I will continue to miss her. My heart and prayers go out to her family.

    God Bless

  3. Steve & Peg(Aus) Neff says:

    Mandan ND
    Sadness fills our hearts as we learn of the loss of your mother. May God hold you close during this difficult time.

  4. Kelly Popov says:

    St Louis Park Minnesota
    To all the of Grandma June,

    I am glad to have known Grandma June. I realize that you have lost a special very person.

    No matter how old we are, losing a someone special like Grandma June, is one of the deepest sorrows a heart can know. But her goodness, her caring and her wisdom will live on, like a legacy of love that will ALWAYS be with you.

    She is a very special lady, and I have always loved her dearly and am saddened my her loss. Though there no words to ease your pain, remember that she is now in heaven, in Gods loving arms where she is now at peace. Please accept my condolences.

    With My Deepest Sympathy,
    Kelly

  5. Dale & Cindy Johnson says:

    May God bless you all and give you comfort. June was a wonderful person and a great friend. She had a beautiful spirit and will be greatly missed. Dale & Pede.

  6. Meadow Larson says:

    Renton WAIt is so hard to let someone go who means so much to so many people. May the thought of knowing that friends share in your sadness be of comfort to you.

    Until we meet again in Heaven,
    Meadow

  7. CARRIE WINKELS MARESH says:

    VALLEY CITY ND
    HI TO ALL OF JUNE’S FAMILY
    JUNE WAS A WONDERFUL LADY, HER SMILE AND LAUGH I’LL NEVER FORGET. WE’VE HAD SOME GOOD TIMES AND SHALL REMEMBER THE MEMORIES. ESPECALLY THE ONE CHRISTMAS EVE MANY YEARS AGO SHE TOOK ME IN WHEN MY FOLKS WERE GONE. SHE EVEN FOUND SOMETHING FOR A GIFT TO PUT UNDER THE TREE FOR ME. ENJOYED KNOWING ALL OF HER KYDS TOO. MY THOUGHTS AND PRAYERS ARE WITH YOU ALL. I WISHED I COULD BE THERE BUT WE HAVE OUR BROTHER-SISTER WKND. ALSO. LUV TO YA ALL
    CARRIE WINKELS MARESH

  8. JONELL SCHAEFER says:

    HUGS AND PRAYERS TO JUNE’S FAMILY AND FRIENDS. JUNE WAS A LADY WITH A BIG HEART AND A FUN SENSE OF HUMOR. SHE ALWAYS HAD A BIG SMILE AND ENJOYED VISITING WITH EVERYONE. HEAVEN HAS ANOTHER ANGEL AND SHE WILL ALWAYS BE WITH YOU IN YOUR HEARTS, YOUR MEMORIES AND YOUR TIMES OF NEED. OUR SYMPATHIES, DUANE AND JONELL SCHAEFER, CLINT, TIFFANY, HAILEY, JAMES, AND ADALIE JEWETT.

  9. Diane Bjerke says:

    Our hearts are with you during this very difficult time. It is so true how a mother holds a special place in our hearts forever – All of you were blessed to have had a loving and caring Mother. May your memories bring you comfort today and in all of your tomorrows.
    Jack and Diane Bjerke

  10. Wayne & Sharon Willson says:

    Carson City NevadaI thoghts and prayer go out to June’s family at their loss of their mother. Sharon and have fond mermiors of the June and her family when they lived in Valley City as our neighbors. We had many great times with our family gatherings. God bless June and her family.

  11. Lynn Hill says:

    Awwww. June, forever a mom to everyone. You will be missed dearly by so many. Carol plus 9 – thinking of you all and remembering your mother with only the very fondest memories. You are all in my thoughts ….

  12. Marilyn (Reidman) Geary says:

    Fargo Carol, I am so sorry for the loss of your Mom, know that you and all your family are in my thoughts and prayers at this time of sadness and sorrow.

  13. Larry and Sheryl Persons says:

    Fargo ND
    Our symapthy and warmest thoughts are with you now. June was a wonderful, fun-loving person, with an infectious laugh that brought a smile to everyone’s. She will be missed.

  14. Craig Peck says:

    Fargo ND
    For many years my wife (Diane) lived next door to June and Tony. They both were wonderful friends to us. We shall miss them dearly. Condolences to the family. Sincerely, Craig Peck

  15. Jolene Jokela Veo says:

    Sue called me yesterday.
    I am so very sorry for your loss. June was a fun, caring person. I am unable to attend the funeral as we are going out of town on a vacation. My thoughts & prayers are with you as you go through this difficult time.
    God Bless you all,
    Jolene, Dave & Logan Veo

  16. Linda Tharaldson says:

    Lake park MnI remember working with June…she was such an inspiration to me…I have such fond memories of her…your family is in my thoughts ands prayers….Linda

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