JUNE ROSE KENOW
June Rose (Mrs. Martin) Kenow, age 92, of Bigfork and formerly of Minneapolis and Faribault, died on Monday, January 25, 2010 at Bigfork Valley Communities, Bigfork.
Funeral services will be held on Saturday, January 30, 2010 at 2 p.m. at the Boldt Funeral Home, Faribault, with Pastor Michael Swecker officiating. Interment will be held at Meadow Ridge Memorial Park, Faribault.
Visitation will be held at the Boldt Funeral Home, Faribault, on Saturday for two hours prior to the service.
June Rose, the daughter of Norman and Emma (Kline) Farmer, was born on June 20, 1917 in Faribault. She married Martin Kenow on June 22, 1934 in Faribault and he preceded her in death on June 14, 1991. June’s love of machine knitting turned into a business she ran from her Minneapolis home. She will be remembered by many friends and customers she made over the years.
She is survived by two daughters, Jeanine (and Jerry) King of Bigfork and Sylvia (and Daryl) Simonson of Brooklyn Park; 13 grandchildren; 25 great grandchildren; 7 great, great grandchildren; one son in law, Roger Schmidt of New Brighton; and nieces, nephews, other relatives and many friends.
She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, Martin; two daughters, Rosemarie Schmidt and Martha Kenow; one great grandson, Patrick King; and one brother, Norman Farmer.
Memorials are preferred.
I am so sorry to hear of your mother's passing. I am Diane Sweet Morris Rustad's daughter. I remember talking to her many times about knitting, tatting and sewing. She had such a kind heart. Last time I saw her she gave me some history about my grandmother Marie that I would never have known without her willingness to share. Mart and June helped her immensely when she was burned. God rest their souls. May God comfort you all, Kim
Jeanine and family, I was sorry to hear about the passing of your Mom. Know that you have been and will continue to be in my thoughts and prayers. Judy Mortensen North Branch, MN
May our hearts soon be filled with wonderful memories of joyful times together as we celebrate a life well lived. Grandma's life was well lived and we will miss her and love her dearly. Enjoy heaven!
We find comfort in knowing our loved ones are united together after this life. June has always been special to our Mother, her Aunt Mayme and now they are together again. I still have the 4 ft long stocking cap June made for me, back in the 60's. Patty Jo had a matching one, too.
In God's care you rest above, in our hearts you rest with love, Memories of you are ours to keep, Our words are few but our love is deep. We will miss you Grandma June
To Jeanine, Sylvia and Families. That is a lovely picture of June. Still so beautiful. I know we had some good times with the family at the reunions and since she was about the same age as my mom, she seemed more like an Aunt to me then a first cousin. My Prayers and thoughts will be with the family and we know she is at peace now. May she rest in peace. Sonja Kline Yahnke Allen, TX
06-20-1917 -- 1/25/2010. It is neither the birth date or death date we remember, but the dash in between which reminds us of the life of June Rose Kenow. This morning, she was reunited with the Lord, Martin, her daughters Martha & Rosemary, and all of the saints. A place is set at His table for a great feast, and I bet no one has to argue over who gets the turkey wing. Welcome Home Grandma, Welcome Home!