JUNE M. LINDBERG

June M. Lindberg, of Cambridge, passed away on Friday, October 5, 2012 at her home surrounded by family. She was 98 years old.

MEMORIAL SERVICE will be held at 11:30 a.m. on Saturday, October 20, 2012 at the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints in Princeton.

MEMORIAL VISITATION will be held half an hour before the service at the church on Saturday.

June Madeline (Barr) Lindberg, died Friday, October 5, 2012, peacefully at home at Spectacle Lake in Cambridge, Minnesota.  She was 98 yeas old. 

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 June17, 1932.  June was very active in sports, dance recitals and amateur theater, where she acted in many play’s, including ‘The Wedding of the Painted Ball’, ‘Katinka Steps High’, ‘Call Out the Guard’, ‘The Drunkard’ and ‘Singing in the Rain’. In 1939 she married Irvin Warner Barr, they made their home in South Minneapolis.  During the war year’s June worked at the Nicollet Hotel in Minneapolis as a hostess and a waitress and Irvin served in the Merchant Marines.  In 1946 they adopted their daughter Pamela Rae Barr.  June and Irvin purchased the Pine Beach Resort on Spectacle Lake, in Isanti County in 1947.  They renamed the resort Barr’s Resort & Pavilion, where they had six cabins, a swimming beach, picnic grounds, and  roller skating and dance’s on Saturday night’s. 

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 as a psych technician, she later worked as a special school counselor 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.  She retired 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 Worthy Matron.  In 1967, June married Victor Emanuel Lindberg of Cambridge and gained two step children, Linda and Larry.  Victor owned and operated Cambridge Truck Lines. June was widowed in 1973. June had many hobbies, doing crochet, knitting, rose mauling and decorating ceramic’s, 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 step children Linda (Bill) Holland of Isanti, Larry Lindberg of Vadnais Heights.  Two granddaughter’s Shelly Ann (Mikelson) Anderson, of North Branch, Kelli Rae Mikelson of Cambridge, three step-grandchildren Jody (Ryan) Zak of Isanti, Julie (Steven) Towle of St. Francis and Jeffrey (Tally) Holland of Isanti. Five great grandchildren McKenzie Taylor and Zachary Chaz Anderson, Kaitlin June Svoboda-Mikelson, Alissa Marie and Alexis Faith Francen. Seven step-great grandchildren, Brittany and Bryce Fix and Brett Zak, Lucas and Courtney Towle, Tyla and Jori Holland.  Two brother’s Arnold E. Kelley of Apple Valley, Joseph J.( Patricia) Kelley of Brooklyn Park, many nieces and nephew’s.

June was preceded in death by her husband’s Irvin W. Barr and Victor E. Lindberg, her parent’s Joseph and Lillian Kelley, sister Ilene L. (Robert Comer) (Donald Leitch) Gary Trotter, brother’s Neil  J. (Jane) Kelley, Eugene E (Edith) Kelley, sister-in-law Lois Kelley and grandson in-law Zachary Scott Anderson.

3 guestbook entries for JUNE M. LINDBERG

  1. Monica Ahlman October 8, 2012 at 1:30 pm #

    My thoughts and prayers are with you all. June was a great lady! My mom, Berit, always enjoyed spending time with her, and I have fun memories of being at her house too.
    Monica (Hauge) Ahlman

  2. The Lundgrens October 9, 2012 at 5:00 pm #

    Pam and Wally
    The hours we spent with your family were many..skating to dancing or just visiting. Remember when our moms thought they should take a first aid class so they would practice on bandaging each other on a rollaway in your living room and it folded up on them, they laughed so hard they wet their pants.It was priceless. That is just on of our memories..there are many roller skating stories..and oh my gosh we don’t even want to start on the dances.
    Our thoughts and prayers are with your family at this time. Your family did a great job taking care of your mom for so many years.
    Wanda, Charlie and Phyllis

  3. Georgie Harrington October 19, 2012 at 5:31 pm #

    I remember how much June loved music and how she loved to dance. I worked for June and Irv during my high school years approx. 1950 to 1954. She was so kind to me as I loved roller-skating and dancing as well. I have such fond memories of those years, and it was the first time ever in my young life that I had such a beautiful upstairs room with my very own bathroom in their lovely lake home. I am saddened to hear of her death my condolences to her family and friends.

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