June Isabelle Goor, age 85, of Henriette, MN, passed away on December 18, 2012.
June was born in Brandon, Iowa, on June 12, 1927, to Jesse and Ruth (Black) White.
During WW II, she moved to Portland, OR, to work in the shipyards. It was there she met and married Jessie I. Anderson on August 13, 1945. After the war they returned to the Anderson Christmas tree farm in Beardstown, IL. In 1948 they moved to Anoka, MN, where they resided until Jessie’s death in 1956.
On October 11, 1958, she married Kenneth C. Goor of Anoka, MN. The couple moved several times to manage farms in southern Minnesota. In 1961 they returned to Blaine, MN, where June worked as a cook at Johnsville Elementary School. In 1974 June and Kenneth purchased their own farm near Henriette, MN, where they resided until Kenneth’s death in October 1984. During this time, June worked as a nursing assistant at Cambridge State Hospital for 20 years. She loved to play the accordion at special events for the hospital residents.
In 1989, June was reacquainted with her childhood friend, Robert Workman.
June is survived by her long time companion Robert Workman; sister, Evelyn (Hunt) Hughes; children, Arlene (Bob) Bennett of Scottsdale, AZ, Jesse (Maryann) Anderson of Coon Rapids, MN, Rosemary Wylie of Spearfish, SD, Kathleen Goor(Getachew Geressu)of St Louis Park, MN, Kenneth Eldon (RoAnn) Goor of Henriette, MN, and Keith Linden Goor of Des Moines, IA; eight grandchildren, and five great-grandchildren.
A memorial service will be held on Saturday, January 12, 2013, at 11:00 a.m. at the Henriette Community Church, 21004 State Hwy 107, Grasston, MN 55030.
A private interment will be held at the Ogema Cemetery.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Humane Society of Burnett County, 7347 Midtown Rd, Siren, WI 54872.