|Birth: ||Jun. 15, 1920|
|Death: ||Aug. 23, 2010|
June F. Ankeny
BLUE EARTH - June Franciel Ankeny, age 90, of Rochester, formerly of Blue Earth, died Monday, August 23, 2010, at Seasons Hospice House in Rochester. Mass of Christian Burial will be held on Saturday, August 28, 2010, at 11 a.m. at SS Peter and Paul Catholic Church in Blue Earth, with Father Leo Koppala officiating. Burial will be in Calvary Cemetery, Blue Earth. Visitation time will be from 5-8 p.m. Friday at Patton Funeral Home and Cremation Service, 400 E. 14th Street, in Blue Earth, and one hour prior to services at the church.
She was born June 15, 1920, in Faribault Co., Minn., the daughter of Samuel and Ida (Bassett) Schandel. She was raised and educated in Blue Earth where she graduated from Blue Earth High School in 1938. She attended Cosmetology College in Mankato and became a beautician. She worked as a beautician before her marriage to Robert W. Ankeny on May 21, 1941, in Blue Earth. The couple moved to Los Angeles, California, where they worked for Lockhead Aircraft and June was a "Rosie the Riveter" during WW II. They returned to Blue Earth in 1946, where June was a homemaker. They retired to Custer, South Dakota, in 1978. June and Bob came back to Blue Earth in 1986. June was a longtime member of SS Peter and Paul Catholic Church where she was 50 year plus member of the Catholic Daughters. She was aalso a member of Extension Club, the Red Hat Society, was a Boy Scout Den Mother many times and enjoyed various card clubs through the years. She also enjoyed quilting, sewing and painting.
June is survived by her son, Robert (Nancy) Ankeny of Blue Earth, her son, Ronald (Nancy) Ankeny of St. Paul, her son, Michael "Mick" (Patty) Ankeny of Remer, her daughter, Judith (Dr. Jeff) Liebo of West Linn, Oregon, her son, Charles (Ruth) Ankeny of Jackson, Wyoming, her son, Steven (and Fiance Rhonda) Ankeny of Carmel, California, her daughter, Tamara "Tammy" (Greg) Kastner of Rochester, her son, James (Lucinda) Ankeny of Edina, 17 Grandchildren and 15 Great Grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her parents, husband in 1994, a brother, Bud Schandel, and sister, Fern Crawford.
Robert W. Ankeny (1913 - 1994)*
Created by: Nicholas W
Record added: Aug 25, 2010
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