June Helen Brandsma


June Helen Brandsma (née Sproul) died peacefully in her home in Oro Valley, AZ on January 6, 2016 at the age of 85

June is survived by her husband LeRoy (Lee) Brandsma of Oro Valley, AZ, brother Donald Sproul of Pentwater, MI and Oro Valley, AZ, daughter Susan (Brandsma) Liening of Greenville, IL, son David Brandsma of Saint Charles, MO, 4 grandchildren and 7 great grandchildren.

June was born on June 27, 1930 in Chicago, IL to Donald and Helen Sproul. She graduated from the University of Illinois in 1952 with a degree in Psychology. She married Lee, her high school sweetheart, in 1952. After moving to Greenville, IL and raising her two children, June returned to school to earn her teaching certificate. She began teaching in the Highland, IL school district and taught elementary education there for about 20 years until she and her husband retired in 1992. They then enjoyed winters in their condominium in North Myrtle Beach, SC for five years before moving to Sun City Oro Valley, Arizona. They continued to spend several weeks each year at their Greenville, Illinois home visiting family and friends.

June and Lee are members of the Catalina Foothills Presbyterian Church in Tucson, and especially enjoyed the Valiant Bereans Sunday bible study class there.

A private service will be held in AZ. Cards and letters can be addressed to her home at 1110 E. Royal Oak Road, Oro Valley AZ, 85755.

Memorials can be made to Casa de la Luz Hospice, Tucson, Catalina Foothills Presbyterian Church, Tucson, or First Christian Church, Greenville, IL.