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June I. Petzoldt, 93, of Grand Island died Friday, May 4, 2012 at
Lebensraum Retirement Home.
Services will be 10:30 a.m. Tuesday at the First United Methodist Church. Reverend
Chad Boling will officiate. Burial will be in the Grand Island
Visitation will be from 4-7 p.m. Monday at All Faiths Funeral Home.
Mrs. Petzoldt was born June 23, 1918 at Grand Island, the daughter
of Walter and Darthulia (Tucker) Neal.
Her husband Alfred and son Bruce preceded her in death.
Survivors are her daughter-in-law, Candy Petzoldt of Decatur, Alabama;
grandchildren, Brian Allen and Michelle Petzoldt of Winside, NE, Scott
Michael and Bridgett Petzoldt of Gretna, NE and Sara and Jordan Lane-Miller
of Boulder, CO; step-grandchildren, Jeff and Christi Rippen of Decatur,
Alabama, Rikki and Paul Rippen-Herman and Melissa and Michael Cain of
Athens, Alabama; great-grandchildren, Morgan Petzoldt, Courtney Petzoldt,
Grayson Petzoldt, Mila Lane-Miller, Nash Rippen, Justin Rippen, Chole
Cain and Cody Cain and dear friends, Bea and Dennis Fiala of Grand Island
and Sharon Manning of Grand Island.
She was welcomed into heaven by her parents; her husband, Alfred; her
son, Bruce Allen Petzoldt; an infant brother, Jack Neal and half brother,
June was baptized in the Methodist Faith in Grand Island and has been
a member for over 75 years. She graduated from Grand Island Senior
High, class of 1936. She worked for Walgreens Soda Fountain and
was shipping clerk for Brown Fruit Company during WWII.
She married Alfred Petzoldt on June 10, 1943, in St. Pauls Lutheran
Church in Grand Island. They moved to a farm east of Grand Island
living there for 18 years before moving into Grand Island in 1965. She
worked as a waitress at Stockman’s Café for many years. She
also worked as a bookkeeper for Milo’s Office Machines, Copy Cat
and for 12 years at Econo Foods as a food demonstrator until 1998.
She is a member of First United Methodist Church and church circles
for many years. Other memberships include the Harmony Extension
Club for over 18 years, Platt Duetsche and Beta Sigma Phi Masters Chapter.
She volunteered at the Lutheran Hospital thrift shop and made lap robes
for the Veterans Hospital and Veterans Home. June enjoyed square
dancing for many years.
June walked the walk of life by sharing her love for others. She
was known to say, “Hasn’t God been good to us?” Her
memory will be cherished by many.
Memorials are suggested to either First United Methodist Church, Edith
Abbott Library or to the Nebraska Children’s Home.