June A. Barst of Hemlock Michigan
Beloved mother, grandmother, great-grandmother, great-great-grandmother, and sister passed away peacefully at her home with her family by her side on Thursday, March 25, 2021. She was 83 years old. June Anna Otter was born July 11, 1937, in Hemlock, Michigan, to the late Everett E. and Helen (Kreger) Otter. She was a proud graduate of Hemlock High School. Following graduation, she married her high school sweetheart and the love of her life, Ralph S. Barst on September 24, 1955, in Hemlock; he preceded her in death on December 23, 1995. June was employed by and retired from Dow Medical in Hemlock as a supervisor. She was a faithful member of Zion Lutheran Church. June was an avid hunter but also enjoyed fishing. She found peace and solace, traveling, going to her cabin and tending to her garden. June will forever be remembered for her indomitable spirit and for her love of family.
Surviving are a son and two daughters: Steve M. (Marjorie) Barst of Birch River, WV; Pam J. (Jeff) Leppert of Hemlock; Suzie L. Worley of Saginaw; 8 grandchildren; 15 great-grandchildren; one great-great-grandchildren; brother, Duane (Joyce) Otter of Hemlock; sister, Irene Palacio of Owosso; four brothers- and sisters-in-law. Also surviving are many nieces, nephews, extended family and friends.
She preceded in death by a daughter, Dawn M. Barst; father and mother-in-law, John and Lillian Barst.
The family would like to extend a heartfelt thank you to June’s special friend, Donna Reagen, her nurse, Char, as well as the staff of Heartland Home Health Care and Hospice for all the love and care they provided.
A funeral service will take place at 11:00 a.m. on Tuesday, March 30, 2021, at Zion Lutheran Church, 17927 Dice Road, Hemlock, Michigan, 48626. Rev. Paul Hauser will officiate. Burial will follow at Richland Lutheran Cemetery. In accordance with the Department of Health and Human Services ordinance the church is only allowing 25 family members to attend. Friends are welcome to gather in the church parking lot to get in procession for the committal service at the cemetery. In lieu of flowers, those planning an expression of sympathy may wish to consider memorials to Zion Lutheran Church. Please share your thoughts and memories with the family at the cemetery or through www.caseufuneralhome.com.