June M. DuFrane, age 87 of Clintonville passed away on Tuesday, July 15, 2014 at Bethany Home, Waupaca.
June was born on June 23, 1927 in the Township of Pella, Shawano County, the daughter of the late Paul C. and Adelia (Dordel) Gruetzmacher Sr. She was raised in the Embarrass area. On April 18, 1953, June married Edward DuFrane at the United Methodist Church, Clintonville. The couple had lived in Clintonville all of their married life where June worked at Thimke Jewelers and later Bohl Jewelers until retirement. Mr. DuFrane preceded his wife in death on May 21, 1980 after 27 years of marriage. June’s hobbies included traveling, socializing at the local casino’s and supporting non-profit organizations including the Marion Lions Club by selling their raffle tickets. All with her companion Verlyn Scheider for many years. She also was a member of the VFW Post #664 Auxiliary of Clintonville and the United Methodist Church, Clintonville.
Survivors include: her special friend and companion, Verlyn Scheider, Waupaca; her sister, Velda Olson, Embarrass; her brother, Paul (Marie) Gruetzmacher Jr., Clintonville; numerous nieces and nephews; special friends, Adalia Olson and Barbara Sawall, Clintonville. She was preceded in death by her parents, her husband Edward, her sister Duaine, her brothers, Vilas and Melvin Gruetzmacher.
Graveside memorial services will be held 11 a.m., Monday, July 21, 2014 at the Graceland Cemetery, Clintonville with the Rev. Vilas Mazemke officiating. The Eberhardt-Stevenson Funeral Home & Crematory, Clintonville is assisting her family with the arrangements. An online guest book may be signed at www.eberhardtstevenson.com