Obit: June Rose Day, 88, Jackson

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OI1615126068_JDayJune Rose Day (nee Joeckel), 88, passed away on May 15, 2016.  She was born on December 10, 1927 to Harvey and Wilma (nee Herman) Joeckel and was raised in Jackson.  She graduated from West Bend High School Class of 1945, Dodge County Normal in 1947 and earned her BS from UW-Oshkosh.  She married Baldwin Kranz, Jr. on June 4, 1949 and Arnold Day on May 5, 1997.

June was employed at County Line School, Maple Lawn, Slinger and Allenton Elementary Schools.  She taught for 33 ½ years and retired in 1992.

She was a member of New Hope UCC of Jackson, WCREA (Washington County Retired Educators Association), DKG, and Kettle Moraine Square Dance Club which gave her the opportunity to dance in Germany in 1991.

June enjoyed the beauty of nature—taking hikes, bird watching and feeding and wildflower observations.  She wrote a book of bird poems and enjoyed writing poetry and reading.  She loved traveling, playing cards, knitting, crocheting, luncheons with friends and above all, family gatherings.

She is survived by her daughter Patrice Burmeister (special friend Frank Kadinger); son Gary Kranz (special friend Bob Bedard); daughter-in-law Christine Kranz; grandchildren: Brigitte (Aaron) Handevidt, Brenden Burmeister, Rich (Stacy Goodwin) Kranz, Kimberly (Brett) Stauber; great-grandchildren: Reese and Riley Handevidt, two sets of twins Chloe and Christina Kranz and Carter and Claire Kranz.  She is further survived by other relatives and friends.

She is preceded in death by her first husband, Baldwin Kranz Jr.; second husband Arnold Day; son Jeff Kranz; son-in-law Jerry Burmeister; sister Mae Joeckel; brother Virgil Joeckel and parents.

The Funeral Service will be held on Monday, May 23, 2016 at 3:00 PM at New Hope United Church of Christ (4360 Jackson Drive, Jackson) with Rev. James Hill presiding.  The visitation will be held at the church on Monday, May 23rd from 1:00 PM until 3:00 PM.  In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to New Hope UCC.

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