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1922 June 2021

June M. Hancock

July 26, 1922 — March 1, 2021

Private family graveside service June M. Hancock, 98, formerly of Forbes, will be held in the Forbes Cemetery.  Public visitation and reviewal will be 3:00-6:00pm Thursday, March 11, 2021 at Ziemer-Moeglein-Shatava Funeral Home in Gilbert. Current COVID mandates including masks will be followed.

June died Monday, March 1, 2021 at her daughter’s home in West Jordan, Utah.

She was born July 26, 1922 in Eveleth, Minnesota to Alfred and Jennie (Buranen) Nelson.  June worked a short time at the Forbes Post Office.  She married John Hancock and began working for McDavitt Township in 1971.  She retired as Township Clerk in 1996 with 25 years of service.

June was a devoted wife, mother and homemaker and took great pride in raising eight children; especially her “five gems”. 

She was an active member of Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints where she served in leadership activities.  June was a member of Zim Plus 55, Eveleth TOPS for many years, a community volunteer and avid card player who especially enjoyed playing 500.

Survivors include her children: John (Susan) Hancock of Virginia, James (Debra) Hancock of rural Gilbert, Jerry (Suzanne) Hancock of Midway, Jay (Heather) Hancock of St. Charles, Jeffrey (Cyndi) Hancock of Hibbing and Janet (James) Churchtown of West Jordan, UT; 31 grandchildren; 55 great grandchildren; two great great grandchildren; several nieces and nephews.

She is preceded in death by her parents, children: Judy Koski and Jean Chioca; three brothers; one sister; a granddaughter and a great granddaughter.

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Thursday, March 11, 2021

3:00 - 6:00 pm (Central time)

Ziemer-Moeglein-Shatava Funeral Home-Gilbert

108 Broadway, Gilbert, MN 55741

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