June 28, 1918 – Aug. 17, 2015
A family service and interment for June Corrine Ziemke Farr will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday, Aug. 29 at the Donald J. Ruhl Memorial Cemetery. June, 97, died Aug. 17 in Glasgow, Mont.
She was born June 28, 1918, in Tracy, Minn., the daughter of John Beatty and Winnie Olsen Leach. Her parents divorced and her mother married Ernest Ziemke, a farmer, whom June always thought of as her father. June graduated from high school in Tracy and attended college in Minneapolis where she earned her associate degree in accounting.
June married Floyd F. Farr on Nov. 14, 1937, in Tracy, where they farmed for several years. They moved to Greybull in the early 1940s where they owned and operated the College Inn Café. Floyd also delivered Sweetheart Bread for more than 25 years. June worked at the Greybull stockyards as an accountant for many years and kept books for the Sinclair Gas Station.
She was a long-time member of the BPOE 1431 Does.
After the death of her husband in 1972, June moved to Bozeman, Mont., to be near her daughter. In Bozeman she worked as a housemother for the Lambda Chi Fraternity at Montana State for several years. In 1984, she began working at the front desk of the Continental Motor Inn and worked there until she retired at the age of 92.
In 2011 she moved to Glasgow, where she lived with her son and daughter-in-law until moving into an apartment. In 2012 she moved to Valley View Home in Glasgow.
June will be remembered for her friendliness, positive attitude and willingness to put others first. She was a wonderful mother, sister and friend and will be remembered and missed by many.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Floyd F. Farr; two sisters, Donna Greene of Shell and Elaine Andrews in Wisconsin, and her son-in-law Bob Whittmyer of Bozeman, Mont.
She is survived by her daughter, Sharon Whittmyer of Bozeman; her son and daughter-in-law, Kevin and Hope Farr of Glasgow; one sister, Dorothy Joosten of Minneapolis; six grandchildren; 15 great-grandchildren and 24 great-great-grandchilden.
Those who knew June or her family are welcome to share memories, food and fellowship at a luncheon at the Greybull Elks Club following the service.