FUNERAL SERVICES: 11:00 A.M., Friday, January 9, 2009 at the St. John’s Lutheran Church
VISITATION: 5-8:00 P.M., Thursday, January 8, 2009 at the Jones-Pearson Funeral Home
INTERMENT: St. Paul Lutheran Cemetery in Ponsford, MN
JUNE JOSEPHINE TRETBAR
May 21, 1934 – January 5, 2009
June Josephine Tretbar, age 74, of Osage, MN, passed away on Monday, January 5, 2009 at the Green Pine Acres Nursing Home in Menahga, MN.
June was born on May 21, 1934 to Albert and Nellie (Kropp) Terhark in Todd Township near Park Rapids, MN. She was baptized and confirmed at St. John’s Lutheran Church in Park Rapids and also taught Sunday school there. It was in the Park Rapids area that she attended school and graduated with the class of 1952. She was employed with Northwestern Bell Telephone Company as a telephone operator for 5 years. She married Lloyd Tretbar of Ponsford, MN on May 21, 1957 in the pastor’s parsonage in Detroit Lakes, MN. 3 children were born to this union: Kenneth, Mark and Susan. She helped with the bookkeeping and answered the phone of her husband and sons’ business. She was a member of TOPS club of Park Rapids from 1971 until 1991 where she held many offices. She also was a member of St. Paul’s Lutheran Church in Ponsford, MN where she taught Sunday school for many years. In her spare time, June would knit numerous scarves, mittens and other items to give as gifts to family and friends. She also enjoyed the challenge of working a good crossword puzzle. June will be lovingly remembered for her thoughtfulness in sending out birthday cards to many, many recipients.
She is survived by her husband, Lloyd of 51 years; 2 sons: Kenneth (Brenda) and Mark of Osage, MN; 1 daughter, Susan (Daniel) Potapenko of Burnsville, MN; 1 brother, Keith (Virginia) Terhark of Rosemount, MN; 9 grandchildren; 2 great grandchildren; as well as nieces, nephews, cousins and other relatives.
She was preceded in death by her parents; 2 brothers: Kenneth and Phillip; and 1 twin sister, Jane.
Funeral services will be held 11:00 A.M., Friday, January 9, 2009 at the St. John’s Lutheran Church in Park Rapids with Pastor John M. Johannes officiating. The casketbearers will be: Greg Tretbar, Andy Tretbar, Joe Tretbar, Dan Potapenko Jr., Stephen Potapenko and Josh Yliniemi. The organist will be Marilyn Oelfke. The congregational hymns will be: “How Great Thou Art”, “What A Friend We Have In Jesus” & “I Know That My Redeemer Lives”. A luncheon will be hosted at the church following the service for all to attend. Interment will be made in the St. Paul Lutheran Cemetery in Ponsford, MN. Visitation will be held from 5-8:00 P.M., Thursday, January 8, 2009 at the Jones-Pearson Funeral Home in Park Rapids and one hour prior to the service at the church on Friday.