June Appleton, 85, of Kimberly, went peacefully into the loving arms of her Savior on Sunday, January 13, 2013. June was born on June 12, 1927, to the late Eva and Edward Krueger. On February 7, 1948, she married Eugene Appleton at Holy Name Catholic Church in Kimberly and they enjoyed 64 years together. June was a wonderful wife, mother, grandmother, and great-grandmother. She loved to cook and care for her large family. June enjoyed swimming, sewing, golfing, traveling, playing cards, participating in Toastmistress and church.
June was a mother to 10 children and grandmother to 29 grandchildren, Jennifer (George) Pasholk, and their children, Erin and John; Linda (deceased) (John) Knueppel, and their children, Chris, Matt and Katy; John (Beth) Appleton and their children, David, Andrew and Elizabeth; Mary (Dennis) Drexler, and their children, Amanda, Dayna and Thomas; Jim (Ann) Appleton and his children, Jake and Amber; Peter (Anne) Appleton and their children, Rachael, Samuel, Paul and Clare; Amy (Vernon) Frahm, and her children, Nate and Brian; Laurie (Tim) Handrich, and their children Kimberly, Alyssa and Dan; Carrie (Mark) Schmit, and their children, Stephanie, Allison, Tyler and Jessica; Andrea (Karl) Freimuth, and their children, Evan, Connor and Griffin. She also had 15 great-grandchildren.
The funeral liturgy for June will be held at 5:30 p.m. on Thursday, January 17, 2013, at HOLY SPIRIT CATHOLIC CHURCH, 600 E. Kimberly Avenue, Kimberly. with Father David Beaudry officiating. A visitation will take place on Thursday at the church from 3 p.m. until the time of mass.
The Appleton family particularly wishes to thank Grand Horizons - Kimberly for their wonderful care of June over the last several years, especially the care and comfort that Zopa, Jenny, Alecia and Katelyn provided. We would also like to thank Theda Care at Home Hospice for their loving care of June at the end of her life. We greatly appreciate the kindness of the CNA's as they took care of June's daily care and the nurses who helped us through the last days and hours of her life.
A memorial fund is being set up to benefit Alzheimer's research.