June Marie Wichelman, age 84, wife of Marlen, of Norwood Young America, formerly of Hamburg, Minnesota, passed away on Wednesday, September 14, 2022, at her home at The Haven at Peace Village in Norwood Young America, Minnesota.
Memorial Services will be held on Thursday, September 22, 2022, 11:00 A.M., at Emanuel Lutheran Church in Hamburg with interment following in the church cemetery.
Gathering of Family & Friends will be held on Thursday, September 22, 2022, from 10:00 A.M. to 11:00 A.M., one hour prior to the service at the church.
Memorials preferred to Emanuel Lutheran School in Hamburg.
June Marie (Menzel) Wichelman was born on July 16, 1938, in Glencoe, Minnesota. She was the daughter of Gustav and Helen (Lindemeier) Menzel. June was baptized as an infant on July 31, 1938, by Rev. Bouman and was later confirmed in her faith as a youth on April 2, 1952, by Rev. Wohlfeil both at Emanuel Lutheran Church in Hamburg, Minnesota. She received her education in Norwood Young America, Minnesota, graduating with the Central High School Class of 1956. June furthered her education by attending the University of Minnesota for a year. After high school and 1 year of college, she spent time traveling and working at various places including Las Vegas, Nevada.
June met her future husband Marlen Wichelman and they were married on July 20, 1968, by Rev. Paul Brill at Emanuel Lutheran Church in Hamburg, Minnesota. June and Marlen settled in Hamburg, Minnesota. Their marriage was blessed with a daughter, Maria. They shared over 54 years of marriage.
June was employed by the United States Postal Service in Maple Plain and surrounding towns for 23 years, retiring in 2003. She was a lifetime member at Emanuel Lutheran Church in Hamburg.
June enjoyed bowling with friends and went to state and national tournaments for many years always having lots of fun. She also enjoyed fishing with her husband and for many years spending part of their winters in Florida. She treasured the time spent with her friends and family, especially her granddaughter.
June passed away on September 14, 2022, at her home at The Haven in Norwood Young America, Minnesota, at the age of 84 years.
Blessed be her memory.
June is survived by her:
Husband, Marlen Wichelman of Norwood Young America, MN;
Son-in-law, Steve Nelson, of Minnetonka, MN;
Granddaughter, Hazel Nelson of Minnetonka, MN;
Sisters-In-Law, Carol Menzel of California,
Marlene Menzel Brown of Grand Rapids, MN;
Brothers-In-Law, Roger Wichelman and his wife, Judy, of Waconia, MN,
Wilmer Wichelman and his wife, Annice, of Norwood Young America, MN;
Nephews & Nieces, Keith Menzel and his wife, Laurie, of Grand Rapids, MN,
Michelle Fields and her husband, Shane, of Coon Rapids, MN,
Tim Wichelman of Chanhassen, MN,
Jennifer Wichelman of Chanhassen, MN,
Paul Wichelman of Oakland, CA,
Mike Wichelman and his wife, Anna, of Lester Prairie, MN;
Cousin, Ronald Wichelman and his wife, Jean, of London, England;
Other relatives and many friends.
June is preceded in death by her Daughter, Maria Nelson; Parents, Gustav and Helen Menzel; Father-In-Law & Mother-In-Law, Fred and Paulina Wichelman; Brother, Robert Menzel.