Mass of Christian burial for June Brown, 78, of Graettinger will be held at 10:30 a.m. on Saturday, Oct. 18, 2008, at Immaculate Conception Catholic Church in Graettinger. Visitation will be held Friday, Oct. 17, from 4-8 p.m. with a 7 p.m. prayer service at the church. Visitation will continue on Saturday, one hour prior to the service, also at the church. Burial will be at St. Jacob’s Catholic Cemetery in Graettinger. Kulow Funeral Service – Redwood Valley Funeral Home in charge of arrangements.
June passed away Wednesday, Oct. 15, at the Good Samaritan Center in Estherville.
June Elaine Brown was born June 13, 1930, in Estherville to Clifford and Ethel “Pearl” (Hansen) Ingvall. She grew up in the Superior area and attended country school and Maple Hill High School. June worked at a variety of jobs over the years. She candled eggs at Estherville Foods, waitressed at Casa Loma in Estherville, and also at Cronks Cafe in Spencer for many years. The “best thing that happened to June, was when she met her future husband Tom.”
She was united in marriage to Tom Brown in 1964. They settled in the Graettinger area and farmed east of town and later west of Graettinger. June worked at Wadco Foods in Estherville and ran the lunch counter at the Graettinger Legion for over 20 years. She sold Watkins products for over 25 years. June and Tom wintered in Texas, enjoyed traveling all over the U.S, and June enjoyed trips with her mother and Eileen to Vegas. She loved bingo and golf. She joined the Catholic Church in 1983 and was a member of the Rosary Society and the Eagles Club. She cared for her mother Pearl for many years and enjoyed being around her grandchildren.
She is survived by her husband Tom Brown of Graettinger; two sons: Randy (Eileen) Ingvall of Spirit Lake, and Mike (Diane) Ingvall of Fostoria; six grandchildren: Jason and Sherie, Pepper Jo, Tobi Lea, Shawn, and Shane; seven great-grandchildren; two brothers John (Bonnie) Ingvall of Spencer and Jerry (Dorothy) Ingvall of Spirit Lake and special friend Deb Ingvall.
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