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“Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. ”
1 of 14 | Posted by: Molly Thrasher - Ladd, IL

“I always admired June for her passion, her innovative ideas and her dedication to 'her kids' in the Lena-Winslow Schools. My sympathies go out to her...Read More »
2 of 14 | Posted by: Lanis Lenker - Mount Vernon, IL

“June was an aide for our son, Mike, when he was in Lena Grade School. She did excellent work with Mike. She was so dedicated that she attended...Read More »
3 of 14 | Posted by: Charlotte Hartwig - Monroe, WI

“Our deepest sympathies to the Stewart family. We have many treasured memories. She was an amazing teacher, neighbor, and friend. ”
4 of 14 | Posted by: Neal Wagner Family

“Sorry for your loss. I owe my love of reading to this women and I am thankful she inspired me to take the many adventures I have through so many...Read More »
5 of 14 | Posted by: Danielle Swift - Lena

“I remember June as being an amazing lady. Her children will have lots of great memories. ”
6 of 14 | Posted by: Dale Heinkel - Freeport, IL

“My thoughts & prayers to the Stewart Family . Many fond memories from Church LMC of both June and Vernon thru out my life . The Fluegel Family , Ron ”
7 of 14 | Posted by: A friend

“My mother, Leona, and I extend our sympathies to your family. Melinda, I enjoyed knowing your mom while you and I were high school friends. One of my...Read More »
8 of 14 | Posted by: A friend

“My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. ”
9 of 14 | Posted by: Wendy Malecky

“A wonderful teacher and neighbor. ”
10 of 14 | Posted by: Stephen Roenneburg - Lena, IL

“Matt and Family. So sorry for your loss.May you all find strength, comfort and peace in the many wonderful memories you have of her and cherish and...Read More »
11 of 14 | Posted by: Tiff Haubach Koshiol - MN

“What a privilege it was to work with June. I have so many wonderful memories of our time together at Lena Elementary ! She was a great friend and...Read More »
12 of 14 | Posted by: Karla Shallenberger - Evansville, WI

“What a delightful lady to know and privilege to be her friend. Jack and I have many fond memories of her and her husband. May the knowledge of her...Read More »
13 of 14 | Posted by: Marilyn Confer - Lakeville, MN

“I was fortunate enough to have this intelligent, witty, and determined woman for a mother. She lived her life as a free thinker long before it was...Read More »
14 of 14 | Posted by: Melinda Wieck - Houston, TX

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June (Dyslin) Stewart died Wednesday February 24 at Good Samaritan Society in Mt. Carroll, IL. She was born November 18, 1920 in Freeport, IL to Clifford and Elsie (Meyer) Dyslin. She graduated from Freeport High School and worked for McNess in Freeport, before marrying Vernon Stewart on April 1, 1944. After 51years of marriage, she was preceded in death by her husband Vernon in 1995. June is survived by her four children: Vernon M. (Kim) Stewart, Melinda (Douglas) Wieck, Marilyn (Michael) Gallagher, and Matthew (Judith) Stewart. She also leaves behind six grandchildren and eleven great-grandchildren, as well as a sister-in-law Viola (Wendell) Sargent, and a sister-in-law Molly (Maurice) Dyslin, and several nieces and nephews. June loved reading and writing and was known for her enthusiasm and love of learning. While raising her four children, she was active in the Lena United Methodist Church. In the 1970's she returned to her education, attending Highland Community College, and began working as a teacher's aide at Lena Grade School. She attained a teaching degree from Rockford University, graduating summa cum laude in 1979. Her career as a teacher aide and teacher at Lena Grade School spanned 24 years, until she retired at the age of 81. She taught both gifted and challenged readers. She brought the Young Author's Program to the Lena Grade School and introduced many new and innovative teaching ideas into her classroom. Junes' greatest legacy is her love of children and her staunch belief in their ability to succeed. The family wishes to thank the caregivers at Good Samaritan, as well as all the caregivers and friends who helped June remain in her home in Lena for several additional years. The family plans a private memorial ceremony. Arrangements are through McDonald Funeral Home and Crematory in Milledgeville.