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1930 June 2023

June Harriett (Banitt) Ohnstad

June 3, 1930 — June 2, 2023

Wanamingo

A memorial service for June Ohnstad of Wanamingo will be held Tuesday June 13th at 1:00 PM ., with visitation one hour prior to the service at Trinity Lutheran Church in Wanamingo.  The Rev. Kris Ferkin will officiate.  The visitation will be held on Monday June 12th from 4:00 to 7:00 PM, at the church.  Burial will be in the Zumbrota Cemetery.  Mrs. Ohnstad, 92, died Friday June 2, 2023, at her home and just a few hours prior to her 93rd birthday.

June Harriet Banitt was born June 3, 1930 in rural Zumbrota, the daughter of August and Lilly (Brunckhorst) Banitt.  Raised near Zumbrota, she was a graduate of Zumbrota High School.  She worked as a nurses’ aide at the Zumbrota Hospital, and it was there that she met Ernest Ohnstad.  The couple married on June 3, 1958.  Following the marriage, Mrs. Ohnstad was a homemaker until 1975, when she briefly returned to working at the Zumbrota Hospital, and then at the Zumbrota Nursing Home, from which she retired in the mid-1990s.

She enjoyed embroidering, gardening, camping, and baking.  She was a member of Trinity Lutheran Church.

June is survived by her children, Stephen Ohnstad of Wanamingo, Janet (Dan) Roraff of Owatonna, Daniel (Jennifer) Ohnstad of Goodhue, and Julie (Matthew) Drewitz of Mankato; thirteen grandchildren, Rebecca Walters, Angela Buytart, Joel Ohnstad, Samuel Ohnstad, Isaac Ohnstad, Reed Roraff, Nathan Ohnstad, Elijah Ohnstad, Katy Ohnstad, Nicole Ohnstad, Jack Drewitz, Abraham Ohnstad, and Elisabeth Ohnstad; and fifteen great- grandchildren.  Also surviving is a sister-in-law Mary Banitt.  She was preceded in death by her parents, her husband, Ernest, brother, LeRoy Banitt, brother, August Banitt, sister, Violet (Elmer) Stiller, sister Eileen (Leonard) Groth, sister Lucille (Clarence) Mehrkens and nieces and nephews.

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Visitation

Monday, June 12, 2023

4:00 - 7:00 pm (Central time)

Trinity Lutheran Church (Rochester)

222 6th Avenue Southwest, Rochester, MN 55902

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Memorial Service

Tuesday, June 13, 2023

Starts at 1:00 pm (Central time)

Trinity Lutheran Church (Rochester)

222 6th Avenue Southwest, Rochester, MN 55902

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