Junette Erica Person, 92, of Cambridge and Stanchfield, passed away Sunday, December 4, 2011 at the Cambridge Medical Center.
Junette was born June 18, 1919 in Braham, Minn. to parents Erick and Emma (Carlson) Erickson. She was the youngest of three children and attended Braham Schools, graduating High School in 1937 as the salutatorian of her class. For the next two and a half years, June worked as a telephone operator in Braham for the Northwestern Bell Telephone Company. On Feb. 6, 1943 June was united in marriage to Earl Vincent Person in Braham. Together the couple lived in Cambridge for several years as well as Springville, Utah before settling in 1949 in South Minneapolis where they raised their three children. In the fall of 1976, June and Vincent returned to the Stanchfield area where they built a new home. June remained in the home until 2004 when declining health required her to make her home at Grandview, now GracePointe Crossing West Gables in Cambridge.
June was a long time member of the Stanchfield Baptist Church. She enjoyed hosting and participating in bible studies and had a strong faith throughout her life. She enjoyed nature studies and bird watching. June was an accomplished pianist, playing at many weddings and funerals. History was an important part of June’s life. She was a member of the historical society, kept scrapbooks of important historical events, and even wrote a book about her grandmother’s immigration to America. She treasured her trip to Sweden in 1970, to visit her ancestors’ homeland. June was a devoted wife, mother, grandmother, and great grandmother and will be dearly missed.
June is preceded in death by her parents, husband Vincent, brother Edmund Erickson, and sister Delvina Lind.
She is survived by her children Noel Person of Stanchfield, Elaine (Dennis) Nilsen of Stanchfield, and Nancy (Carl) Larson on Coon Rapids; grandchildren Ben (Laura) Nilsen, Dan Nilsen, Ron (Amanda) Nilsen, and Grant Larson; and great grandchildren Nathan, Nicole, and Lucy. Many nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.
A Funeral Service was held Thursday, December 8, 2011 at the Stanchfield Baptist Church with Rev. Dale Cope presiding. Music was provided by Claudia Hardy. Casket Bearers were Ben Nilsen, Ron Nilsen, Dan Nilsen, Grant Larson, Lorron Moffat, and Robert Linda. Interment was in the Stanchfield Baptist Cemetery. Arrangements are by the Rock Ingebrand Funeral Home of Braham.