June Stanton

March 12, 2020

obit June StantonJune 12, 1924 – March 3, 2020

June Stanton, age 95 of Russell, died Tuesday, March 3 at Heritage Pointe Senior Living in Marshall. Memorial services were 11 a.m. Monday, March 9 at Grace First Parish in Russell. Private interment will be at a later date in the Russell Cemetery. Visi­tation was 3-5 p.m. Sun­day, March 8 at Hamilton Funeral Home in Marshall, with a prayer service is at 4 p.m. Visitation continued one hour prior to the ser­vice on Monday, March 9, 10-11 a.m. at the church in Russell.
June Wigton was born June 12, 1924 to Lewis and Lydia “Liddie” (Lee) Wigton in Lake Wilson. She was baptized in the Christian faith and attend­ed country school. June worked at a toy factory, the egg plant, and was a farm girl before she met Mr. Robert Stanton.
On Sept. 22, 1946, June and Robert were united in marriage in Slayton. The couple made their home in Pipestone and Lynd before settling in Russell in 1951. They raised four children as June served as loving mother, devoted housewife, and jack-of-all-trades. She was a master at accomplishing whatever her family needed and did so with love.
June was member of the Russell American Legion Auxiliary, where she was Chaplain, and was a long-time member of Grace First Parish, where she served on the Ladies Aid. Her enjoyments in life in­cluded fishing, gardening, squaredancing, playing cards, and cooking. Her family was everything to her and she cherished the time spent with them.
June Stanton died March 3 in Marshall. She had reached the age of 95 years, eight months and 20 days. Blessed be her memory.
June is survived by her four children— Barbara Williams of Russell, Matt (Linda) Stanton of Rus­sell, Carroll (Mary) Stan­ton of Lynd, and Cathy (Marlin) Besse of Garvin; nine grandchildren—Sta­cy (Sarah) Stanton, Becky (Jim) Burns, Jay Williams, Crystal (Kevin) Rud, Carrie Johnston, Meghan (Den­nis) DeBolt, Troy Stan­ton (Laura Jones), Dawn Kunkel, and Wendy (Pat) Goltz; 14 great-grandchil­dren and one great-great-grandson; sisters-in-law Gladys Knapper of Slayton and Betty Stanton of Pip­estone; nieces and neph­ews, other relatives, and friends.
She was preceded in death by her parents Lew­is and Liddie Wigton; her husband Robert Stanton; three grandchildren— Jen­nifer Stanton, Christopher Stanton and Ryan Besse; son-in-law Larry Williams; and her six brothers and four sisters.
Memorials are preferred to Avera Hospice in Mar­shall.
Arrangements by the Hamilton Funeral Home in Marshall, Minnesota. Guest book and tribute wall available online at www.hamiltonfh.com.