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June Karnatz

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June R. Karnatz, age 86 of Nashua, Iowa, formerly of New Hampton, died Tuesday, March 18, 2015 at the 11th Street Chautauqua Guest Home in Charles City. Private family services will be held at a later date with interment in Calvary Cemetery, New Hampton. June Rose Karnatz was born November 15, 1928, in Clarion, Iowa the daughter of Leverett and Rose (Siegel) Lillibridge. The family moved to New Hampton in 1932, where June received her education and was a 1946 graduate of the New Hampton High School. She had been employed as a bookkeeper for the former Stoltz Construction. On June 14, 1950, she was united in marriage to Melvin H. Karnatz. To this union four children were born. June and Melvin owned and operated Brown’s Seed and Supply Company in New Hampton from 1950 – 1963. She later worked at Chickasaw Tax and Accounting for eight years and the First National Bank for twelve years. June and Mel moved to Bentonville, AR in 1995 and upon Mel’s death in 2006, she moved to Nashua to be near family. June was a member of Holy Family Parish in New Hampton and St. Michael’s Catholic Church in Nashua. She is survived by her three sons, Kevin Karnatz of Starkville, MS, Paul (Nolly) Karnatz of Houston, TX and Scott (Glenna) Karnatz of Nashua; four grandchildren, Brandon, Garrett and Kailey Karnatz and Santiago Karnatz; one sister, Doris Helfter of Pueblo West, CO. She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, Mel; a daughter, Kathleen Karnatz; one sister, Marjorie Lillibridge; one brother, William Lillibridge.

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  1. I’m sorry for your loss. June bowled on my bowling team for many years, and we had a ball. She was so much fun. My thoughts and prayers are with you all. Maxine Skoda

  2. To Paul, Kathy, Scott and Kevin, June was such a lovely lady and I enjoyed working with her at the bank for many years. We had lots of laughs and long talks. I extend my prayers and sympathy you all of you.

  3. Our deepest sympathy to June’s family. She was a fun, caring lady to work with. We had many good laughs, and enjoyed our days at the bank. We send love and prayers to you thru this difficult time. We love you June, Rest in peace. Jack and Betty Gorman

  4. Kevin, Paul and Scott ~ Our deepest sympathy goes out to all of you on the passing of your Mom. I have so many fond memories of her as I was growing up. She always made me feel like one of the family. Cherish all the memories that you have and hold them close to your heart. You are now blessed with 3 angels to be watching over you. Love all of you.


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