June M. Bodensteiner

june bodensteiner
June M. Bodensteiner, age 66, of Lawler, IA, passed away on Saturday, April 16, 2016 at the Patty Elwood Center in Cresco, IA. June Maxine Bodensteiner was born on June 19, 1949 to William and Renetta (Biermann) Bentley in Sumner, IA. She attended and graduated from Fredericksburg High School in 1967. June then attended NICC in Calmar, IA receiving her secretarial associates degree in 1969. She worked at NICC for several years. June was united in marriage to Wayne Bodensteiner on January 25, 1975 at Our Lady of Mt. Carmel Catholic Church in Lawler. The couple made their home on the family farm near Lawler where they have lived ever since. June was employed at a variety of jobs in addition to being a homemaker, mother and farm wife. Later she was also employed at Donaldson’s in Cresco retiring after 10 years. She enjoyed golfing, bowling, traveling, visiting with family and friends. June’s biggest joy was becoming a grandmother. She was a member of Our Lady of Mt. Carmel Catholic Church. June is survived by her husband Wayne of 41 years; children Ross (Kinsey) Bodensteiner and their children Kasen, Brecken and Tannen of Clive, IA, Jeff Bodensteiner of West Des Moines, IA and Jenna (Bob) Van Polen and their children Sage and Balen of West Des Moines, IA; siblings Allen (Dixie) Bentley of Sumner, IA, Marie (John) Slycord of Knoxville, IA and Jean Bentley of New Hampton, IA; and several nieces and nephews. She is preceded in death by her parents William and Renetta Bentley and her brother William Bentley Jr.

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  1. Wayne and family,

    Our sincere sympathy of hearing the news of June’s death. May she be at peace. We have lots of fond memories of her.

  2. All our thoughts and prayers are extended to the Bodensteiner family. Over the years we have spent times with June at bowling and golfing. May her memories console you at this time. David and Jeanne Roder

  3. My deepest sympathy to Wayne and his children. God bless all of you during this difficult time. June talk alot about all of you when June and I car pool to Donaldson. She enjoyed sharing stories about all of you. I can’t believe I am going to miss all of her funeral services., Since I am in DC for the week. Thinking and praying for all yo

  4. Our Deepest Sympathy goes out to Wayne and family. Prayers and Thoughts are with you during this time of Loss of Your Loved One. May June Rest in Peace!
    Lyn and Chris Bruns
    and Jack Meissen

  5. Our sympathy and prayers go out to all of you. June was always so much fun! Many memories will remain in our hearts. Larry and Janice Shonka ( Class of 1967)

  6. Wayne,
    We are very sad to hear of June’s passing. She was a wonderful person and a joy to know.
    With sympathy to you & your family.
    Joe & Diana Gebel

  7. We are so very sorry for your loss. June was a very brave soul these last years to endure such a challenging journey both for her and her beloved family. God Bless June.

  8. We had some many good times at the golf course, prayers to you and your family, Lyle and Sandy Lechtenberg

  9. I am so shocked and sorry to hear of June’s untimely death. June was such a fun loving and caring person I got meet when she attended NICC in Calmar. There was never a dull moment when
    June was around. Please know that I will be praying for all of you. June May You Rest In Peace!

    Ruby (Vondersitt) Helgerson

  10. I got to know June when I babysat for Ross and Jeff way back in the 70’s. I remember her great sense of humor and love for her kids. My condolences to Wayne and his kids and grandkids.

  11. Jenna & family,
    So sorry for your loss. We are sending lots of love to you all!
    Dana, April, Lainey & Anderson

  12. Jenna and family, I am so sorry for your loss. You’re in my heart, thoughts and prayers xo. Love, Jacque (Jax) and Wayne Adamson

  13. Our sincere sympathy to the Bodensteiner family and with our Lords help, may you find peace and comfort in the memories which will never leave you.
    God Bless,

  14. Wayne & Family,So sorry for your loss. June was like a sister to our family when we were growing up on our farms south of F’burg.

  15. Wayne and family,
    So sorry to hear of your loss. I am certain that she is in a better place!
    Love to all of you.

    Joyce Wurzer Gitch

  16. Wayne and family, I am sorry for your loss. Having not lived in the Lawler area for many years, I didn’t get to know June very well. However, the few times I visited with her she was always warm, friendly, and extremely proud to talk of her family. May your fond memories of her comfort each of you at this time.
    Vern Kuennen

  17. Wayne and family, We send our sincere condolences to you and your family. June was a special lady that enjoyed life and her family.

  18. What a wonderful picture of June that helps rekindle the good memories of the life she lived. I will remember her as a hardworking farm wife and a very proud mother. Our sympathy to Wayne and their family.

  19. June was our wonderful first secretary in Trades & Industry at then Area One in Calmar in ’69, I believe. What a bright light she was! Sincere sympathy to all her family. Karen Lee

  20. My heart and prayers go out to Wayne and the family. My dear friend, may she rest peacefully but I know she is cheerfully introducing herself to those in heaven as she was the one to always enjoy the moment and eager to meet new people and adventures. I have great memories of such fun times and events throughout our friendship of fifty years. The last awesome time together was June insisting I be her ‘mate’ to a wedding in the “cities”. We had a ball. Always enjoyed our chats and our trips to the cities to get supplies for her vending machine business. My family send their love as my kids always got a kick out of her as she just made things ‘fun’ and told them stories of our younger years. From Ms Calmar to Mrs Bodensteiner she was always June Bug to me. With a tear, I bid you peace my friend.
    Love, Linda Ripka, aka ‘Taylor”.

  21. Wally and family– my deepest sympathy goes out to you all!! I always loved running into and visiting with June– her personality and smile was contagious!! My thoughts and prayers are with you all at this difficult time!!

  22. Wayne and family– so sorry to hear about June. We have very fond memories when we were young in age and spent many Sundays at our Dad’s Cabin near Frederika, the fun times we had swimming in the river and ice skating in the winter. Picnics came along with this, grilling , and also some fishing and boating. Tamara (Schwarze) Rosol and Diane (Schwarze) Krumm.

  23. Our deepest sympathy to June’s family.
    I shall always remember her smile and beautiful personality!
    Lance and Janice Fenneman Manson

  24. Wayne and family….. I was so heart broken to hear of June’s death. June and I were BFF since 3rd Grade. She was one of those childhood friends that remain lifelong cherished friends. The many wonderful, hysterical memories will be treasured in my heart forever. One of my favorites happened on a visit to the farm in the 90’s. We were sitting in the living room and all of a sudden she took off her shoe and fast balled it into the kitchen. She casually strolled into the kitchen, picked up a dead mouse by the tail and declared, “Dam mice!” What an arm! Quicker than a cat, better than a mousetrap…. Of course, being a great softball player might have had something to do with it….she was a natural at many a sport, just give her a ball and stick and she could knock it a mile.

    I’m so grateful that I was able to visit her this past October with Carol while I was back from Colorado visiting my 88 year old mother in Waterloo. At first she didn’t remember me, but all of a sudden the light bulb came on….This huge smile lit up her face and she exclaimed, “Amy!” She got up out of her chair, walked over and gave me a big hug. She kept saying, “I can’t believe it’s you, I can’t believe you came all this way see me!” Then she said, “We’ve got to get out of here, where can we go?”… Oh, how I wish we could have gone back to a better time and place. One thing is for sure, whenever June crosses my mind, I’ll have a smile on my face!

    Much Love & Blessings to you,
    Amy Stansbury aka (Amelia Volbruck)

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