June was born in Tyler on June 15, 1939, to Joe and Hazel (Gaiser) Teasdale. She married Gary Nelson on Aug. 16, 1958. They were high school sweethearts with their love for each other as strong as it was from the very first day they met!
June was our “Yellow Rose of Texas,” “The Queen” & very proudly “Kentucky Colonel.”
Throughout her life she always made things extra special and wonderful. She loved spending time with family and always delighted in sharing the latest news of what her children or grandchildren were doing.
June is survived by her husband of 53 years, Gary L. Nelson; daughter, Gwendolyn (John) Saxe; son, Todd L. (Karen) Nelson; twin brothers, Lewis “Little” Teasdale and Louie “Big” Teasdale; grandchildren, Elizabeth (Michael) Fuerst, Timothy Saxe, Katharyn Saxe, Jonathan Nelson and Anna Nelson; sister-in-law, Patricia Nelson; and foster daughters, Ginny Guthrie and Vivian Moen. She was blessed with many nieces, nephews, cousins and friends that were inspirational and gave her their strength to fight the cancer that finally claimed her life.
She is preceded in death by her father, Joe L. Teasdale, and mother, Hazel Halvorson; stepfather, Milford Halvorson; and sister, Patricia Bunch.
Visitation will be held on Sunday, July 8, 2012, from 4 to 7 p.m. at Lenmark-Gomsrud-Linn Funeral Home, 814 First Ave., Eau Claire, Wis., 54703. Funeral service will be at 11 a.m. on Monday, July 9, 2012, at Grace Lutheran Church, 202 W. Grand Ave., Eau Claire, with Pastor Rolf Nestingen officiating. Interment will be in Eleva Cemetery, Eleva, Wis.
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