June Michelson

June Michelson

URBANA – June Frances Michelson, 95, of Urbana died peacefully on Dec. 4, 2012, at Carle Foundation Hospital in Urbana.

Born Aug. 26, 1917, in Sioux Falls, S.D., June was the daughter of Frederick and Annabelle Spellerberg.

Receiving her master's degree from the University of Idaho, June taught high school English for many years in Washington state, Maryland and New Jersey.

As a lieutenant with the American Red Cross in World War II, she served in field hospitals in France in 1944-45, caring for wounded American soldiers and airmen. She married Captain Leonard H. Michelson at Camp Lucky Strike in Normandy, France, in July 1945. He died in 1991.

June's survivors include her son and daughter-in-law, Bruce and Theresa Michelson of Urbana; her two grandchildren, Hope Michelson of New York City and Sarah Rogers of Madison, Wis.; her beloved niece, Ann Karas of The Woodlands, Texas; and her great-granddaughter, Cora Hope Rogers.

Services will be private. Interment will be in Arlington National Cemetery in Washington, D.C.

Memorial donations may be made to the Grace United Methodist Church in Urbana or to the Champaign County Humane Society.

Condolences may be offered at www.renner-wikoffchapel.com.