June Linsmeyer obituary – Green Bay Press-Gazette

June Marie Linsmeyer, 92, passed away peacefully on Saturday August 27, 2022 at Meadow Wood Assisted Living in Seymour, WI. She was born on September 26, 1929 to the late John and Tillie (Treml) Linsmeyer. June attended Plainview Elementary School until Grade 8, then left to work on the family farm. In her youth, she liked to go dancing in Isaar with her sister Vi. She then worked at the Seymour Canning Factory. When the canning season ended, she found work at the pickle factory in Green Bay. June was then hired at Fort Howard. After two and a half years, she knew wrapping paper wasn’t what she wanted to do for the rest of her life and decided to enlist in the US Marines Corps. She discovered she needed a high school diploma to enlist, received her GED, and enlisted in the U.S. Marines on October 8, 1953. As a Marine, June trained as a base in Parris Island, South Carolina. She then went to Camp Pendleton, California and from there was transferred to Pearl Harbor and Camp Smith, Hawaii. She was assigned to the Motor Pool and was proud of the fact that she had kept her JEEP in pristine condition, cleaned and polished. For this reason, she was always chosen to lead high-ranking officers. She was honorably discharged as a sergeant from San Francisco, California on October 7, 1956. June was awarded the Good Conduct Medal and the National Defense Service Medal. June moved back to Seymour and she decided to go to flight school in Kansas City, Missouri, for just $300. After just three days of flight school, she got a call from North Central Airlines. They were looking for someone who knew the Midwest. June learned on the job and worked for North Central Airlines in Chicago for nine months, then transferred to Green Bay. She worked at Austin Straubel Field as an airline ticket agent. She also worked at the office of the Northland Hotel in Green Bay, selling airline tickets to travellers. She worked as a ticket agent for 27 years and retired in 1985 for Republic Airlines, which had acquired North Central. Working for the airlines brought great travel opportunities for June. She has traveled across the United States and to Hawaii six times. She also vacationed abroad and traveled to Europe eight times. A trip to Acapulco resulted in a fishing trip where June caught a marlin! June spent time with family and friends at Lee Lake. One year we surprised her by celebrating “June’s Day”, since her sister was celebrating Mother’s Day and her brother was celebrating Father’s Day. Everyone felt that June also deserved a day of celebration! She waterskied, snowskied, and in her later years bowled. She was an avid Green Bay Packers fan and faithfully watched their games every week. June specifically purchased a cable TV package so she could watch all of the Packers’ games while living in NM. During games, she would call her brother, Jerry, whether she lived in WI or NM, several times during each game to discuss plays, penalties, and the outcome of the game. June was a very generous person, having donated over 2 gallons of blood in her lifetime. We nieces and nephews have fond memories of June helping grandma and grandpa with gardening, chores, meals, etc., especially during the holidays when the whole family was together. Once retired she continued to care for her father and after his death moved to Rio Rancho, New Mexico in 1989. She loved the warm weather and life near Sandia Peak. She also discovered how busy a retired person can be if they volunteer! After serving as a Kiwanis member in Wisconsin, June became a member of a service club, Civitan, in New Mexico, serving in various positions including president two years in a row. She also volunteered for the Hospital Auxiliary and worked at the Hospital Gift Shop. She has received much recognition from St. Joseph’s Health System for her volunteer work. She has volunteered for various fundraisers for the city of Rio Rancho and has helped out with the Albuquerque International Balloon Fiesta on an annual basis. She has accumulated many volunteer hours for organizations too numerous to name. June was active in her neighborhood association, Rivers Edge I, holding office for the organization. She also became known as the “Bag Lady”. She earned this title after a newspaper article was written about her picking up trash and weeding a 2 mile road in her subdivision on a weekly basis. Always a proud Marine, she was a member of the Women Marines Association – Sandia, NM Chapter, and American Legion Post 539 – Green Bay, WI. She is survived by her sister-in-law: Mary Ann Linsmeyer; nieces and nephews: Julie (Joe) Skinkis, Mike Linsmeyer; Jill (Dan) Carey, Patty Linsmeyer (Special Friend, Doug Kaczorowski), Dick Linsmeyer, Ken Linsmeyer, Amy (Mark) Lahay, Chris (Amy) Linsmeyer, John (Anita) Bishop, Rena (Kyle) Williams, Judy Bishop, Ann Bishop and Carol (William) Roche. She was predeceased by one brother, Gerald Linsmeyer; and a sister, Violet (Don) Bishop. Visitation will be held at Saint-Sébastien Catholic Church in Isaar on Friday, September 9, 2022, from 9:30 a.m. until the funeral mass at 11:00 a.m. with Fr. Sengole Dass and Deacon Rich Matuszak officiating. Military honors will follow the mass. Entombment will be at Nicolet Memorial Gardens, Green Bay, WI. Muehl-Boettcher Funeral Home, Seymour, is helping the family make arrangements. Online condolences can be expressed to June’s family at www.muehlboettcher.com June’s family would like to thank Michelle and the staff at Meadow Wood Assisted Living for all the love and care she has shown. We really appreciate everything you did for her, especially in her final days.

Posted on September 01, 2022

Published in the Green Bay Press Gazette

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