June Gladys McLeish, daughter of Ervin “Fudge” and Verla Gager Timm, was born May 15, 1924, at Hawkeye, Iowa. She graduated from Hawkeye High School and later graduated from Upper Iowa University in Fayette where she earned her B.A.
She was united in marriage with Charles E. McLeish. The couple farmed for many years north of Hawkeye, and June also worked in the Alpha and North Fayette schools, as well as Upper Iowa University.
A resident of the Hillcrest Home since January of 2011, June’s death occurred there on Thursday, March 15, 2012. She was eighty-seven years old and had been a longtime member of the Seventh-day Adventist Church in Hawkeye.
June is survived by two sons, Charles McLeish of Waukon and Mark (Kim) McLeish of Sumner; three daughters, Lynda (Mike) Cich of Oak Grove, Tennessee, Heidilyn (Rory) Levitt of Hermanson, Oregon, and Heatherlyn (Ron) Lambert of Wabasha, Minnesota; two grandsons, Matthew Sands and Gager Levitt; three great grandchildren, Harlow Berkes, Sidney Berkes, and Braydon Berkes; two brothers, Dean (Marion) Timm of Boone and Veryl (Patsy) Timm of West Union; and two sisters, Peggy (George) Cabalka of Manchester and Joyce (Jim) Pattison of Fayette.
She was preceded in death by her husband Charles, who died November 19, 2002; one daughter, Janilyn Welch, who died April 21, 2005; her parents; her step mother, Alice Timm; and three brothers, Gerald, Darvin, and Dennis.
Memorial services will be 11:00 a.m., Tuesday, March 20, 2012, at Becker-Milnes Funeral Home in Sumner with Rev. Garry Birth officiating. Inunment will follow at Union Mound Cemetery in Sumner. Friends may call from 5:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. Monday, March 19, 2012, at Becker-Milnes Funeral Home in Sumner and for one hour preceding services at the funeral home on Tuesday. Online condolences may be left at www.beckermilnesrettig.com.