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June Delores Bierstedt

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July 4, 1940 - December 2, 2023


Funeral service for June D. Bierstedt will be at 10:30 a.m. on Saturday, Dec. 16, 2023 at Immanuel Lutheran Church in Estherville with Pastor Thomas Marth officiating. Visitation will be one hour prior to the service at the church only.

June will be laid to rest at Oak Hill Cemetery in Estherville.

June Delores (Johnson) Bierstedt, age 83, passed away Dec.  2 at Park View Rehabilitation Center in Sac City. June was born July 4, 1940, to Arthur and Bernice (Johnson) Johnson in Swea City. June had two older brothers, Kenneth and Allan “Spike”.

June graduated from Swea City High School in 1958. In high school, June was in Glee Club, Pep Club, the Letterman’s Club, and was the catcher for the girls’ softball team.

On Nov. 12, 1961, June was united in marriage to Clarence Bierstedt. They made their home in Estherville until 2019, when they moved to Park View Assisted Living in Sac City to be closer to their daughter, Lori.

June worked as a telephone switchboard operator in Fairmont, Minn. in her early 20s. She then worked for the Estherville School District as a teacher’s associate for over 25 years. Known as Mrs. B to more than one generation!

June was a member of the Immanuel Lutheran Church where she was very active in the Ladies Guild, helped with vacation bible school, and quilted for many years. June was also active in the VFW Auxiliary.

June enjoyed camping, fishing, and snowmobiling, along with her large vegetable garden and in later years, her wildflower garden. She enjoyed yard work, and even blowing snow.

June attended every possible athletic and music event of her grandsons, Jason and Anthony, and also went to many of her great- nieces and great-nephews’ events. June loved getting together with family and friends, often playing cards or dice, or enjoying the player piano she refinished.

June is survived by her husband of 62 years, Clarence of Sac City; daughter, Lori (Kevin Higgins) Mooney of Sac City; daughter-in-law, Teri Bierstedt of Brookings, S.D.; grandsons, Jason (Laura) Mooney of Bondurant and Anthony Bierstedt of St. Paul, Minn.; great-grandchildren, Henry and Evelyn Mooney; sisters-in-law, Shirley Johnson of Fairmont, Minn., Lorae Johnson of Spirit Lake and Janean Bierstedt of Fenton; and many nieces, nephews, and great-nieces and nephews.

June is preceded in death by her first husband, George Fothergill, son Roger Bierstedt, grandson Tanner Bierstedt, brothers, Kenny Johnson, and Allan “Spike” Johnson, brothers-in-law, Darrel Dreyer and Larry Bierstedt, sister-in-law, Phyllis (Bierstedt) Dreyer and nephew Kim Dreyer. In lieu of flowers, the family prefers memorials.

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