June Vierstraete, age 86, of Marshall, Minnesota, died Monday, May 31, 2021, at Prairie Home Fieldcrest in Cottonwood, Minnesota. Mass of Christian Burial will be 10:30 a.m. on Friday, June 4, 2021, at St. Clotilde Catholic Church in Green Valley, Minnesota. Visitation will be held Thursday, June 3, 2021, from 5:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m. at the Hamilton Funeral Home in Marshall. The evening will begin at 5:00 p.m. with a Rosary and will conclude at 7:00 p.m. with a Prayer Service. Visitation will continue from 9:30 a.m. until the time of services at 10:30 a.m., also at St. Clotilde Catholic Church in Green Valley. Interment will follow at St. Clotilde Catholic Cemetery.
June Marie Black was born to William and Jessie (Galbraith) Black on June 9, 1934 in Tyler, Minnesota. She grew up in the Russel, Ghent, and Marshall areas and attended schools in each through the eighth grade. On May 26, 1953, June was united in marriage to Julius “Jules” Vierstraete at the St. Clotilde Catholic Church. Together, the couple moved to the family farm in Fairview Township, where they farmed until Jules death in 2002. June continued living at the farm until November of 2020. As she needed more assistance with her care, she moved into Marshall and then Cottonwood. June loved collecting pictures of family and friends; however, her greatest pastime was crocheting afghans and doilies, which she donated to many friends and relatives as well as church raffles. June was an active member and volunteer for Bingo and Steak Nights at the VFW Post #742 in Marshall.
June is survived by her sisters, Ethel of California, Inez of Texas; along with many nieces, nephews, other relatives, and friends. June was preceded in death by her parents, William and Jessie (Galbraith) Black; husband, Julius Vierstraete; three sisters and four brothers.