June Dorothey Leirmo, age 87 of rural Ferryville, Freeman Township, died on Wednesday, August 14, 2019 after a brief battle with cancer. She was born on July 9, 1932 to Theodore and Clara Volden in Vernon County near Bud, WI. She graduated from Vernon County Normal School with a teaching degree. While teaching she met her future husband. On June 4, 1955, she married Leslie Leirmo at Freeman Lutheran Church. Leslie and June farmed and raised their children in rural Ferryville. June was very active in the ladies aid and circle at Freeman Lutheran Church. She made countless quilts, loved baking, cooking, vegetable and flower gardening. She loved watching, identifying and feeding birds, collecting rocks, and star gazing. She was a 4H leader, Election Inspector, worked at Cabelas and as a Census taker, member of the Crawford County ADRC board. Leslie and June enjoyed square dancing, their two trips to Norway and hosting the annual Midsummer Fest at their farm. She enjoyed spending time with her grandchildren and great-grandchildren.
June is survived by her husband, Leslie and five children, Phyllis (Gary) Gokey, Beth (Jeffrey) Wiebusch, Carrie (James) Brudos, Carl (Flo) Leirmo, and Haldis Leirmo. Grandchildren; Hans (Noelle) Wiebusch, Lyndsey Brudos, Jerinna (Adebayo) Onafuwa, Tyler Brudos, Anna (Brian) Buder, Bryant Seiler, Dana (Milton) Medina & Carl Shulka. Great-Grandchildren; Logan, Skylar, Aurora, Walter, Emily, Chloe & Ella. Sisters; Marylou Townsend and Margaret Frank. Sister-in laws; Lillian Hanson, Ruth Lightfoot and Kristie Arneson and brother-in-law Orrin Arneson as well as many nieces and nephews.
She is preceded in death by her parents, Theodore & Clara Volden, brother, Gerome Volden, and infant daughter Jan Eloise. Sister-in-laws; JoAnn Volden, Celia Forde, Alice Swiggum, brother-in-laws; Eston Townsend, Bob Frank, J. Oliver Lightfoot, Nels Forde, Arthur Swiggum, E. Wayne Hanson. Father and mother-in-law, Chris and Clara Leirmo.
Funeral services will be held on Tuesday, August 20th at 11 a.m. at the Freeman Lutheran Church, rural Ferryville with Pastor Lori Kleppe officiating. Burial will take place in the church cemetery. Family and friends may call from 4-7 p.m. on Monday, August 19th at the Thorson Funeral Home in Viroqua, and again from 10 a.m. until the time of the service at the church. Family suggests memorials be made to the Freeman Lutheran Church Online condolences may be left at www.thorsonfuneralhome.com
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