June Gildemaster

Huron

June A. Gildemaster, 97, of Huron, passed away on Saturday, March 28, 2020, at Avantara Huron. 

A Celebration of Life Memorial Service will be held at a later date due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

June Arlene Knouse was born on Dec. 4, 1922, in Osceola to parents Harry and Lena (Adamson) Knouse. June attended school and graduated from Iroquois High School in 1940 as salutatorian of her class. She married Max Gildemaster on June 9, 1941, in Lake Benton, Minn. She was a member of the First United Methodist Church, and she made sure her children attended Sunday School.

She worked at St. John’s Hospital and Huron Regional Medical Center from 1956 to 1986. With assistance from the Sisters and doctors at St. John’s and with added schooling, she became the Director of Medical Imaging at the hospital. She served on the Cavour School Board from 1955-1958. Her hobbies included sewing, counted cross stitch, playing cards and traveling. She gifted decorated pillows to her children and grandchildren. June lived at SunQuest Village for a couple of years and then entered SunQuest Healthcare Center in May of 2013.

June is survived by her children, Ronald (Judy) Gildemaster of Artesian, Larry (Carol) Gildemaster of Virgil, and Debra Travis of Plattsmouth, Neb.; 14 grandchildren; 33 great-grandchildren; eight great-great-grandchildren; two brothers, Lloyd (Donna) Knouse of Huron and Gerald (Evie) Knouse of Covington, Okla.; and one sister-in-law, Mary Jane Knouse of Huron.

She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, Max in 1998; her son, Alan in 1979; great-grandsons, Max Gildemaster and Levi McCombs; son-in-law, Randy Travis; brothers, Robert, Dean, and Lyle Knouse; and sister, Carol.

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