Funeral services will take place Tuesday, May 3, at 11 a.m. at the Evangelical Free Church in Albert City. Burial will be in the Lone Tree Cemetery in Sioux Rapids. The Sliefert Funeral Home in Sioux Rapids is in charge of the arrangements.
June Marie (Bergling) Sundblad was born Feb. 13, 1919, the second of four children to Elmer and Anna (Dahlberg) Bergling on a farm north of Marathon. June started school at Lincoln Lee Country School. The family moved to Marathon and June graduated in 1936 from Marathon High School. Following high school graduation, June attended Iowa Lutheran in Des Moines for nurses training.
On Dec. 16, 1939, June was united in marriage to George E. Sundblad at her parents' home in Boone. The couple farmed near Sioux Rapids until retiring in 1981 when they moved into Sioux Rapids. In December of 2001, June moved to Riverview Terrace in Spencer. She entered St. Luke's Lutheran Home in April of 2010.
June was an active member of the Evangelical Free Church in Albert City. She enjoyed hosting coffee parties, crocheting doilies, and doing needlepoint for family and friends. Time spent with her children and grandchildren was one of the highlights of June's life. Her children, grandchildren, and great grandchildren cherish the example she set for them in the way she lived out her daily life.
Those left to cherish her memory include her children: Larry (Mary) Sundblad of Sioux Rapids; Margene (Larry) Smith of Alcester, S.D.; grandchildren: Steve (Wanda) Sundblad of Spencer; Greg (Wendy) Sundblad of Sioux Rapids; Lynn (Wade) Withers of Sioux Rapids; Jeff (Jolene) Smith of Sioux Falls, S.D.; Paul (Jennie) Smith of Orange City; Mark Smith of Apple Valley, Minn.; great grandchildren: Andy, Nicholas, and Justin Sundblad; Sydney and Preston Sundblad; Makenna Withers; Ty and Jacob Smith; Mullin, Annika June, and Amira Smith; two sisters: Eila Smith of Ames; Alice (Clayton) Fardahl of Ames; sister-in-law, Verdine Bergling of Mesa, Ariz.; brother-in-law, Oscar Sundblad of Spencer; many nieces and nephews; extended family and many friends.
June was preceded in death by her husband, George on Jan. 7, 2002; parents, Elmer and Anna Bergling; brother, Herschel; brother-in-law, Herschel Smith.