June C. Zierke, 92, of Fort Dodge passed away Tuesday, December 29, 2020 at Trinity Regional Medical Center.
Visitation will be held on Saturday, January 9th from 11:00 AM to 1:00 PM at St. Paul Lutheran Church. Funeral service will start at 1:00 PM. Burial will follow at Memorial Park Cemetery.
June Charlotte Carlson was born on June 6, 1928 in Clay Township south of Fort Dodge. She attended Burnside High School and graduated from there in 1947. Following her education, she had various jobs including as a bookkeeper for Tierney Electric, Fort Dodge Creamery and Gates Department Store. She was a volunteer for many election polls and a cook for the hot lunch program at St. Paul Lutheran School.
On April 17, 1949 she was united in marriage to Duane Zierke and the couple established their home in Fort Dodge. June was a wonderful, loving, giving, patient wife and a devoted mother to her 6 children. She enjoyed quilting with the St. Paul Women and playing cards with good friends. June loved to spend time with her family especially her grandchildren and great grandchildren.
June will be lovingly remembered by her survivors include her husband of 71 years Duane of Fort Dodge, daughter Pat Zierke of Nevada, IA, son Paul (Lorna Postma of Hull, IA) Zierke of Spirit Lake, son David (Terry) Zierke of Hawarden, IA, daughter Janan Winn of Iowa City, daughter Lynne (Dan) Haub of West Branch, IA, daughter Carol (Brent) Tonne of Granada, MN, 13 grandchildren and 11 great grandchildren, brother-in-law Conrad Trusty of Fort Dodge.
She was preceded in death by her parents Oscar and Lillie (Lundgren) Carlson, sister Darlene Trusty, son-in-law Alan Winn, daughter-in-law Mary Zierke, mother and father-in-law Rose and John Zierke, special uncle and aunt Carl and Nina Johnson.
Memorials may be left to the St. Paul Lutheran Church Building Fund or St. Paul's Women's Quilters.
Laufersweiler-Sievers Funeral Home is serving the family.
We are sending virtual hugs today as we remember and celebrate June! How lucky we feel to have known her smile and kind spirit. We all remember the special Christmas as children when we received our hand-sewn teddy bears and still cherish them! The Zierke family will certainly be in our prayers both today, and in the weeks to come. Sharing in your sadness and wishing you God's peace, The Smiths, Nicolaisens, and Grubers
So sad and sorry to hear of the loss of your wife, mom, grandma. Cherish the memories and rejoice in the communion of saints, forgiveness of sins and life everlasting!
So sorry to hear about June. Such a pleasant lady. We always enjoyed visiting with her. Please know you are all in our thoughts and prayers. Love, Luanne Akins, Laurie Akins Arndt, and Tim Akins. (Children of Gayle and Marjorie Akins)
So sorry to hear of June’s passing. She was a lovely lady and friend! I enjoyed the visits between Duane and June, and Kenny and I. I won’t be able to attend the services, but my thoughts and prayers will be with all! Dorothy Zierke
Our thoughts and prayers go out to all of the extended Zierke family after this sad and unexpected loss. We were so saddened to hear this shocking news. Our heart and prayers go out to you at this time of grief. We love the way June loved on all of you.... what an amazing wife, mom, grandma, and great-grandma. Don’t let go of your precious memories. They’ll get you through this difficult time.
Dearest Zierke family, I have to "ditto" what others posted here, especially Ron and Nancy Nelson...true words! June always seemed so chipper and wore that famous smile at any and every event. You have been so blessed by her love and care, and she will be terribly missed. You are in the prayers and thoughts of many.
What a great lady she was! Her & Duane have been the best neighbor that we could ever have. Always a smile and a helping hand to share. She will be missed every day on earth, but will be smiling with our Jesus forever!
June’s “Work on this Earth is done” a great Christian ✝️ lady.😇💝 God bless all of her family.
I am so sorry to see June has passed away. She was such a sweet person & she and Duane were a great couple. We always had a good visit when she came to the greenhouse where I worked. My sincere sympathy to all her family. Sharon Coppinger
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