June Knutsen

Resided in Gladstone, MI
Died August 15, 2005

June B. Knutsen, age 96, of 417 South 10th Street, Gladstone died Monday evening August 15, 2005 at the Pinecrest Medical Care Facility in Powers.
June was born June 26, 1909 in Spalding, MI the daughter of Frank and Pauline (Steinbarth) Beatson. After leaving Spalding she attended Northern Michigan Normal in Marquette and graduated in 1930 from the Ferris Institute in Big Rapids. She worked at the Iron River National Bank and the Farm Security Administration. On June 15, 1942 in Spalding she married Norman Knutsen and together they owned and operated the Gladstone Baking Company in Gladstone for over 30 years. She was an active member of All Saints Church in Gladstone, Daughters of Isabella, Minister

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    Jay and Family,
    Please accept my sincerest sympathy in the death of your mom. My memories of her and your dad go back to Job’s Daughter dinners and the many sporting events which they so religiously attended. I remember your mom for her kindness, intelligence, and keen sense of humor. This very classy lady will surely be missed by all. Your and yours are in my prayers.

    Gladstone, MI

    My family and Sister s family have very fond memories of Aunt June. The first goes back a long time when we used to wait for the ferry to get across the straits. I would have a great time playing with my cousin Jay and hanging with his friends and go swimming in the Bay.

    Aunt June was always a perfect hostess and we looked forward to spending time at their home. We also enjoyed visiting the Gladstone Baking Co. and watching Uncle Norman baking and cooking. It always turned out to be a delicious experience too.

    Aunt June could bake too! Every Christmas, she would send a large package of baked goods to our Mom and Dad. The package contained Swedish Limpa Bread, coffee cakes, Christmas cookies, fruitcake, and other delicious goods.

    We remember how she liked to read, and was a devoted Christian and very dedicated to her Church. I also remember how June took care of Norman before and after he lost his hearing. She was a loving wife too.

    Jim and Connie Wise and Family, Win and Carl Abell and Family
    Richland, MI

    June was a very special lady. I used to clean house for her in the 70 & 80’s. My sympathy goes to your family and I know she will be greatly missed by all who knew her.

    Sincerly, Jean Johnson
    Gladstone, MI

    June was a pillar of the Gladstone community. Our family loved visiting her and spending time in the bakery eating donut twists. We all remember June as a very kind, loving woman. She was so giving of both her time and resources. She was an avid reader that probably helped stock the local library with novels she already read. But most notably, she was a woman of God. She was devote to her faith and we all could learn from the example she set. Her memory will live on – she has touched the lives of so many.

    Carol & Bob Sporer; Karen & Kari Brown
    Kalamazoo, MI

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