MAZON – June Louise Traver Halterman, 93, of Mazon passed away peacefully Tuesday night, July 26, 2016 at Heritage Health in Dwight.
There will be no services at this time.
She was born in Streator June 1, 1923, daughter of Lloyd and Elsie Paxton Traver, and the only child. She lived most of her life in the Mazon area, graduating from Mazon High School.
June married William S. Halterman October 31, 1942 in Wichita Falls, Texas, and they lived there until he was sent overseas. She then returned to Mazon to live with her parents until the end of the war.
She worked in Chicago for a time, and later worked on the Army post where her husband was stationed. On her return to Mazon, she worked at the Seneca Shipyards where LSTs were built. After the war, she and Bill farmed south of Mazon, and eventually built a home on the Paxton family farm, where she lived until her death.
June was a member of the Park Street Congregational Church and the Royal Neighbors. She enjoyed needlework and music, but her family always came first. She will be greatly missed by her caretakers, Nicole Dzwonkoski, Amber Rabe, and her family.
She is survived by her three sons: Allen (Ginny) of Coal City; Gary (Sabine) of Cleveland, Ohio; and Kevin (Tamara) of Dwight.
She left eight grandchildren: Dennis and Tim Halterman, Matt and Ryan Halterman; Heather Halterman and Heidi Kempiak; and Samuel and Lucas Halterman; 13 great-grandchildren: Holly, Bailey; Jillian and Allison French; Rohin Zopp; Tanner, Easton and Finley Kempiak; and Lauren, Chloe, Tyler, Ian and Amelia Halterman.
Also left behind are two cousins: Shirley (Don) Sauerman of Bonita Springs, Florida and Donna (John) Clifford of Cleveland, Ohio; and special friends, Colin and Eugenie Goo of Hawaii.
June was preceded in death by her parents; twin daughters, Karen June and Carol Jean; and her husband, Bill.
Memorials may be made to Park Street United Church of Christ or to Ward Cemetery.
On-line condolences may be directed to the family by visiting the website: www.ucdaviscallahan.com
U.C. Davis – Callahan Funeral Home, Morris, was in charge of arrangements.