June Shanks, 82, of Canton
Wednesday, May 29, 2013 5:43 AM
June L. Shanks, 82, of Canton died Monday, May 20, 2013, from injuries received in an accident.
She was born March 5, 1931, at home in rural West Concord, Minn., to Wilhelm and Theresa Dohrmann. She graduated from Pine Island High School in 1949. She worked at the Pine Cheese Mart and at the Red Owl grocery store in Pine Island.
On Nov. 10, 1950, she married Royce "Rudy" Shanks in Pine Island. They farmed in that area until 1962 when they moved to Winona for a short time, and then to Canton where they owned and operated the Canton Feed and Seed until their retirement. She had also worked at the Harmony Hospital and Harmony Hotel.
She was a member of the Henrytown Lutheran Church and American Legion Auxiliary and enjoyed her children and grandchildren, sewing, gardening, bird watching, traveling, fishing, and until just a few years ago, deer hunting.
She is survived by three sons, Duane (Denise) of Decorah; Michael (Cindy) of Canton, and Daniel (Margo) of Canton; eight grandchildren, Christopher, Stephanie, Jeremiah, Missy, Jason, Amy, Aaron and Tara; ten great-grandchildren; a brother, Robert (Donna) Dohrmann; three sisters, Gladys (Earl) Hopkins, Phyllis (Don) Schutz, and Adeline (Rollie) Schletty; and a daughter-in-law, Lynell Shanks of Harmony.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Royce "Rudy" on Dec. 25, 1996; a son, Steven; and two brothers, William (Donna) Dohrmann and Royce Dohrmann.
A memorial service was held last Friday, May 24, at the Henrytown Lutheran Church in rural Harmony with the Rev. Paul Thompson officiating.
Mengis Funeral Home of Mabel assisted the family with arrangements.