Juneadel Anderson, 88

Juneadel Anderson, 88

Juneadel Kathryn Koeneke was born June 10, 1925 in Worthington, Minnesota to Elmer and Hilda Koeneke. June was the oldest of six children. She graduated from Worthington High School in 1943 and went on to attend one year at junior college where she took a secretarial course. She worked several years at the Minnesota Unemployment Office and then in in the office at the Worthington Creamery. June and a girlfriend of hers decided to try their luck in the Twin Cities and June got a job working in the summer session office at the University of Minnesota. After a few years at the U of M, she heard of a job opening at the Denesen Company, a home improvement business, which was only a few blocks from where she lived. She applied for an office job and was hired and worked there for over thirty years, becoming the secretary-treasurer of the company. She met Eugene W. Anderson when she and five other girls were renting an apartment from his parents. They started to date and got married on May 29, 1948. They had two daughters, Vonda and Cheryl. In August 1995, June had a double heart bypass and in June 2009, she had a pacemaker and all went well. June and Eugene moved to Sauk Centre after they retired in 1986 and they enjoyed life in the small city by big Sauk Lake. She was a member of First Lutheran Church in Sauk Centre.

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Survivors include her husband of 65 years, Eugene Anderson of Sauk Centre; daughters, Vonda (Keith) Pryor of Sauk Centre and Cheryl White of Prescott, Wisconsin; five grandchildren; 11 great-grandchildren; sisters, Ruth (Orville) Heidebrink, Leola Weets, and Leila (Jerry) Janssen all of Worthington.

June was preceded in death by her parents; sister, Corrine Koeneke; brother, Richard Koeneke; son-in-law, Noel Havens White; and brother-in-law, Fred Weets.

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