Traverse City Record-Eagle


October 13, 2013

June Johnson Died Oct. 9, 2013

TRAVERSE CITY — June Johnson, 75, of Traverse City, passed away peacefully on Wednesday, Oct. 9, 2013, at Birchwood Tendercare in Traverse City. June was born on June 6, 1938, in Chicago, Ill., to the late Lars Eric and Marta (Olsson) Brolin, of Sweden.

June was proud of her Swedish heritage and a member of the Traverse Area Scandinavian Society.

She was a loved assistant librarian and teachers aide to many Traverse City school children. Everywhere she went she was known and greeted with much love and affection. She lived for her children. As far as her children are concerned, the following quote say’s it all, “The Queen may be in distressed circumstances, but she remains the Queen.”

Surviving June are her children, Jil Johnson (Ron Flaska), of Traverse City, Jana (Doug Kinan) Johnson, of Boston, Mass., and Jeff (Kristin) Johnson, of Whitefish Bay, Wis.; and grandchildren, Gus Flaska, Grace Kinan, Luke, Cade and Jakob Johnson.

A memorial gathering will be held for June at the Reynolds-Jonkhoff Funeral Home on Wednesday, Oct. 16, from 6 until 8 p.m., with a prayer service at 7:30 p.m. Pastor David Gabel will officiate. June will be interred next to her parents in Hainesville Scandinavian Lutheran Cemetery in Sturgeon Bay, Wis.

Please share your memories of June with her family by way of her online guestbook at

The family is being served by Reynolds-Jonkhoff Funeral Home and Cremation Services.

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