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June F. Ankeny, 90

Aug 30, 2010

June Ankeny

Rochester — June Franciel Ankeny, age 90, of Rochester, formerly of Blue Earth, died Aug. 23, 2010, at Seasons Hospice House, in Rochester.

Mass of Christian Burial was held Aug. 28, 2010, at 11 a.m., at Saints Peter and Paul Catholic Church, in Blue Earth. The Rev. Leo Koppala officiated. Burial was in Riverside Cemetery, Blue Earth.

Patton Funeral Home and Cremation Service was in charge of arrangements.

She was born June 15, 1920, in Faribault County, 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 22, 1941, in Blue Earth. The couple moved to Los Angeles, Calif., where they worked for Lockhead Aircraft and June was a “Rosie the Riveter” during WWII. They returned to Blue Earth in 1946, where June was a homemaker. They retired to Custer, S.D., in 1978. June and Bob came back to Blue Earth in 1986. June was a longtime member of Saints Peter and Paul Catholic Church where she was a 50 year plus member of the Catholic Daughters. She was also 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 children, Robert (Nancy) Ankeny, of Blue Earth, Ronald (Nancy) Ankeny, of St. Paul, Michael “Mick” (Patty) Ankeny, of Remer, Judith (Dr. Jeff) Liebo, of West Linn, Ore., Charles (Ruth) Ankeny, of Jackson, Wyo., Steven (fiancé Rhonda) Ankeny, of Carmel, Calif., Tamara “Tammy” (Greg) Kastner, of Rochester, and 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.

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