June Karol, 86, of Halma, Minn., passed away at the Karlstad Healthcare Center on Saturday, Jan. 8, 2022, following a recent stroke.
June Joanne Karol was born Jan. 17, 1935, to Frederick and Clara Levenhagen, near Monona, Iowa.
She attended country school there until she moved to Minnesota at the age of 11. After making their home near Lake Bronson, Minn., she attended and graduated from Lake Bronson High School in 1953.
June was married to David Karol, June 3, 1956. They raised five children, Mark, Mitchell, Holly, Kristina and Luke. Many wonderful memories were made on the farm northeast of Lancaster, Minn. They moved several times, with June always making each new place “home.” Their most recent home is in Halma, with June spending the last four years at The Meadows Assisted Living, in Karlstad, Minn.
June loved all things flowers and gardens, birds and nature, she saw the beauty in simple things. It brought her great joy to come to the house in Halma and see her beloved flower gardens and yard. She was a quiet, gentle woman with a dedicated love to faith, husband and family.
In 1969, June heard the Gospel and professed to serve God. She loved to play her organ and sing the Gospel hymns.
She is survived by: her husband, David Karol; sons, Mark (Beth), Mitchell (Lola), Luke (Michelle); daughters, Holly Mulrooney (Dave) and Kristina Hagen (Robin Swanson); brother, Willard Levenhagen; 14 grandchildren; 17 great-grandchildren.
June was preceded in death by her parents, two sisters and five brothers.
She will live on with love in our hearts forever.
Funeral services for June are scheduled for Saturday, April 30, 2022 at 11 a.m. in the Lancaster Community Center. Interment will be held in Riverview Memorial Garden Cemetery, Lancaster.
Austin Funeral Chapel, Hallock, was in charge of the arrangements. www. austinfuneralchapel.com.