June Arlene Geurkink

Visitation

4 PM - 8 PM
Thursday, February 8, 2024
O'Connell Family Funeral Home - Baldwin
1010 Newton St
Baldwin WI, 54002

Funeral Service

11 AM - 12 PM
Friday, February 9, 2024 (Visitation One Hour Prior)
Christian Reform Church - Baldwin
897 US Hwy 63
Baldwin WI, 54002

Burial

12:30 PM - 1 PM
Friday, February 9, 2024 (Following the Service)
Baldwin Cemetery
US Hwy 63 South
Baldwin WI, 54002

June Arlene Geurkink, age 97, passed away peacefully on February 4, 2024, surrounded by her entire family. Born on July 31, 1926 June was the daughter of Herman and Ragna (Lund) Anderson. She grew up on the family farm, attended East Baldwin Elementary, and graduated from Baldwin High School in 1944. For many years she was a member of the Baldwin Christian Reformed Church.

During World War II June worked at Doboy, packing products for the Service Men. Prior to marriage she worked at ASCS in Baldwin, later becoming the office manager. June ‘retired’ (as she states it) to become a wife and mother.

June was united in marriage to Lewis Geurkink on October 8, 1946, and together they shared a lifetime of love and cherished memories. The couple was blessed with a son, Duane.

She enjoyed working with Lewis on their farm. June did all of the cooking from scratch for the hired men. Even though she never had a driver’s license she would deliver the food in the farm truck or the yellow Volks Wagon Bug.

June lived a vibrant and fulfilling life, embracing her passions and spreading joy to all those around her. She found happiness in the simple pleasures, including listening to her favorite country and gospel music (Alan Jackson and Vince Gill were her favorites), observing the beauty of nature through bird watching and was an avid card player. June brought laughter and camaraderie to every game, creating lasting connections with family and friends. She had exciting adventures with Lewis on their many travels. They went south for the winter for 40 years, 29 of them at Vacation Village in Clermont, Florida.

Known for her warm spirit and infectious smile, June was a beacon of positivity. She touched the lives of many with her kindness, generosity, and unwavering love. Her presence had the remarkable ability to brighten up any room, leaving an unforgettable mark on the hearts of those fortunate enough to have known her.

June’s legacy will be remembered with gratitude and love. She leaves behind a treasure trove of memories that will be cherished by her family, friends, and all who had the privilege of knowing her. As we say our goodbyes, let us hold onto the joy she brought into our lives and celebrate the remarkable woman she was.

Preceding her in death were her parents Herman and Ragna Anderson; husband Lewis, siblings Vernon (Marion) Anderson, Galen (Mildred) Anderson, and brother-in-law Earl Newton.

She is survived by son Duane (Kay) Geurkink; grandchildren Tobie (Matt) Anderson, Amber (Troy) Thompson, and Max (Krystal) Geurkink; great-grandchildren Tori (Jeffrey) Harken, Alexandria (Kyle) Hare, Triston Thompson (fiancé Katie), Trevor (Jadyn) Anderson, and Laney & Dylan Geurkink; great-great grand twins Audrey June & Magnolia Kay; and her sister Marlys Newton.

Visitation from 4 PM to 8 PM Thursday, February 8th at O’Connell Family Funeral Home, 1010 Newton Street Baldwin, WI

Funeral Service at 11 AM with visitation one hour prior to service Friday, February 9th  at Baldwin Christian Reformed Church, 897 Hwy 63 Baldwin, WI. Interment Baldwin Cemetery.

June was truly an angel and always brightened up any room she was in. She will be missed by all but always remembered.

 

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One Response

  1. June was a great cook! When I was young, my Dad and Uncle Ken would harvest oats for Lewis and June – and my job was to drive the grain truck hauling the oats to a bin for storage. We would always be served great meals while we were at the Guerkink farm that June had made! I’ll have the entire family in my prayers!

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