Marion “June” Friend, 93 of Niles passed away on Saturday, April 20, 2019 in Westwoods of Niles with her family by her side.
June was born on June 17, 1925 in Kalamazoo to the late Andrew and Isabelle (Gray) Pape.
On January 27, 1945 she married Donald W. Friend who passed away on April 5, 1999. She is also preceded in death by her parents, her son Richard D. Friend and her sister Berdine Bucha.
June is survived by her daughter-in-law Judith A. ‘Judy’ Friend of Niles, grandchildren; Tracey L (Jeff) Eldridge, Donald A. (Jennifer Lutz) Friend and Nichole M (Rob Seaman) Marin, great grandchildren; Isabelle(Dewey) Lee, Jared Marin, Ashlee Eldridge and Emily Friend and her niece Carol Ann (Ed) Gill and family.
June had worked for many years as a Secretary for John Hancock Insurance. She was a Notre Dame Football fan. June loved her family and cherished the time she had with them. All who knew her will fondly remember her infectious laugh and loving smile.
Visitation will be on Thursday, April 25 from 12 noon to 1:00 pm at Halbritter Wickens Funeral Home 615 E. Main St. Niles. A funeral service will begin at 1:00pm in the funeral home. Burial will follow at Silverbrook Cemetery.
Online condolences may be made to the family at www.halbritterwickens.com.
Memorials in June’s name may be made at www.petrefuge.com.