June Madeline Lindberg
June Madeline (Barr) Lindberg, returned to her Heavenly Father peacefully in her sleep, on Friday Oct. 5, 2012, at her home at Spectacle Lake in Cambridge. June was born to Joseph and Lillian Kelley on June 28, 1914, in Menomonie, Wisconsin. June spent her early years in Wabasha, Minnesota. Her family eventually moved to South Minneapolis, where they lived across the street from Bracket Park, where she participated in many park activities. June attended Longfellow Elementary School, Sanford Junior High and graduated from Minneapolis South High School on June 17, 1932. June was very active in sports, dance recitals and amateur theater; she acted in many plays; The Wedding of the Painted Ball, Katinka Steps High, Call Out the Guard, The Drunkard, and Singing in the Rain. June worked at the Nicollet Hotel in Minneapolis as a hostess and a waitress. In 1939, she married Irvin Warner Barr, and they made their home in South Minneapolis. During the war years, June continued to work as a waitress and Irvin served in the Merchant Marine. In 1946, they adopted their daughter, Pamela Rae Barr, from a close friend who was not able to care for her. June and Irvin purchased the Pine Beach Resort on Spectacle Lake in 1947. They renamed the resort Barf’s Resort & Pavilion; they had six cabins, swimming and picnic grounds, along with the pavilion, where they had roller-skating and dances on Saturday nights. In 1962, June and Irvin divorced, the resort was sold, but June and her daughter Pamela continued to live at Spectacle Lake. In 1962, June went to work at the Cambridge State Hospital as a psych technician; she later worked as a special school consular at Cambridge State Hospital. In 1966, June resigned and entered the nursing program at St. Mary’s School of Nursing in Minneapolis, after receiving her degree as a registered nurse, June returned to work at the Cambridge State Hospital. June continued working at the Cambridge State Hospital as a R.N. until her retirement in 1984, at the age of 70. June was a member of the Eastern Star at the Helios Mason’s Lodge, in Cambridge. In 1963, she served as the organization’s Worthy Matron. In 1967, June married Victor E. Lindberg, of Cambridge, and gained two step children, Linda and Larry. Victor owned and operated Cambridge Truck Lines, June was widowed in 1973, after Victor died of complications from surgery. June had many hobbies – crocheting, knitting, rose mauling and decorating ceramics. Many of her special friends and relatives were lucky to receive one her creations. June is survived by her daughter Pamela Rae, and son-in-law Walter C. Mikelson of Cambridge; two granddaughters, Shelly Ann (Mikelson) Anderson, of North Branch, Kelli Rae Mikelson of Cambridge; five great grandchildren, McKenzie Taylor and Zachary Chaz Anderson, Kaitlin June Svoboda-Mikelson, Alissa Marie and Alexis Faith Francen; and two step children, Linda (Bill) Holland of Isanti, and Larry Lindberg of Vadnais Heights; two step granddaughters, Jody (Ryan) Zak of Isanti, Julie (Stephen) Towle of St. Francis; and step grandson Jeffery (Talley) Holland of Isanti. She is also survived by seven step great grandchildren, Brittany and Bryce Fix, Brett Zak, Lucas and Courtney Towle, Tyla and Jori Holland; two brothers, Arnold E. Kelley, of Apple Valley, and Joseph J. and Patricia Kelley, of Brooklyn Park, many nieces and nephews and step great grandchildren. June was preceded in death by her husbands Irvin Warner Barr and Victor Emanuel Lindberg; her parents, Joseph and Lillian Kelley; sister Ilene L. (Robert Comer) (Donald Leitch) Gary Trotter; brothers Neil J. (Jane) Kelley, Eugene E (Edith) Kelley; sister-in-law Lois F, Kelley; grandson-in-law Zachary Scott Anderson. A service of remembrance will be held at The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, 2174 100th Ave. W., Princeton, Minn. Saturday Oct. 20, 2012 at 11:30 a.m., with a visitation one-half hour prior to the service (l1 a.m.). For further information contact Pamela Mikelson, 5438 331st Avenue NW, Cambridge, Minnesota 55008, 763-689-2553. Cremation Services provided by Rock Ingebrand, Braham, Minn.