June Imberi was mom to many, not just her own


Mass of Christian Burial for June Imberi, 72, of Mobridge, was held, Wednesday, April 4, 2012, at St. Joseph’s Catholic Church in Mobridge.

Burial followed in Greenwood Cemetery under the direction of Kesling Funeral Home of Mobridge.
June passed away Sunday, April 1, 2012, at St. Luke’s Hospital in Aberdeen.

June (Baer) Imberi was born on June 30, 1939, on her parents’ farm eight miles north of Hoven to Theodore and Lydia (Riede) Baer. Her family moved to Mobridge in the early 1950s. June graduated from Mobridge High School in 1957.

June married Bill Imberi on Jan. 29, 1957 in Glencross.  The first couple of years of marriage they moved around while Bill worked construction living in Timber Lake, Mobridge, Chicago, Ill., and Pierre before moving back to Mobridge in 1958 where they have since resided. While in Mobridge June worked at Marv’s Grocery Store, Kraft Mill Work, the nursing home and Mobridge Regional Hospital before retiring in 1985.

 June enjoyed playing cards, boating, fishing and camping. She also loved her animals. She was a mother to many besides her own children and no one ever left her house hungry. She was a member of St. Joseph’s Catholic Church, the Legion Auxiliary, the Moose Club and TOPS.

June is survived by her husband of 55 years, Bill of Mobridge; seven children; Craig (Sandi) Imberi of Mobridge, Joyce Holzer of Spearfish, Suzi (Darrell) McKeown of Brookings, Carla Hauck of Spearfish, Mark (Debra) Imberi of Mobridge, Mary (Jim) Schneider of Rathdrum, Idaho, and Lisa (Paul) Schneider of Spearfish; 18 grandchildren and 12 great- grandchildren; one brother, Edmer (Lois) Baer of California; three sisters, Erma Grimm of Oregon, LaVerna (Melvin) Flemmer of Ames, Iowa, and Lila (Alvin) Reuer of Cheyenne, Wyo.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Theodore and Lydia; grandson, Mickey Imberi; sisters, Hulda, Alvina, and Dorothy; and brothers, Alvin, Leonard, Lawrence, Norman and Bob.

Casket bearers were Adam Imberi, Cody Imberi, Mickey Imberi (in spirit), Jeremy Holzer, Toby Holzer, Tyler Holzer, Brent Holzer, Dan McKeown, Chance Imberi, and C.J. Schneider.

Honorary bearers were Wyatt Schneider, J.T. Schneider, Sam Schneider, and Jesse Schneider.

 Ushers were Stacy Collins, Steph Aberle, Brittani Schneider, Ashley Ulmer, and Samantha McKeown.

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