June (Lauder) Kellogg

June (Lauder) Kellogg Phoenix Bookstore Program Assistant & Merchandising Assistant 6/12/1925

(Lauder) Kellogg, June After living a life filled with adventure, openness to new experiences and great love, June Lauder Kellogg, aged 90 died peacefully on Monday, December 14, 2015. With her Catholic faith to sustain her, June joyfully slipped her earthly bonds to join her beloved husband Richard, who preceded her in death in 1986. 

Dementia took June. But it didn't take our memories of her loving, faith-filled, passionately adventurous life.She will be remembered as the young woman who fell madly in love with a man 16 years her senior and of a different faith and then defied their families to get married. 

June will be remembered for the many years she and Richard opened their home to foreign students from around the world. Students who, 50 years later, still call her, "Mother Kellogg", and make special trips to Green Bay to visit when they come to the United States. 

She will always be remembered as one of the first employees at the new University of Wisconsin-Green Bay. June worked at UWGB for more than 20 years. Her commitment to UWGB continued after her retirement. First she volunteered at Second Gear, the university's second hand store and then, when Chancellor Edward Weidner asked, she volunteered to develop and run the gift shop at the Weidner Center.

June wanted people to know that she and her husband loved to travel. It began on their honeymoon when they were only planning on going to Chicago for the weekend. Two weeks later, they had been to Niagara Falls, Boston, New York City and a dozen places in-between. Thus started not only her happily married life, but the adventurous spirit that took June and Richard from every state in the union to China and Thailand, from Europe and South America to Japan, India and the Philippines. 

June was very fortunate to find a companion in life after Richard's death. Jerry Glaeser also shared her adventurous spirit and a sense of duty to the community. 

June led an extraordinary life. Her adventures took her to Egypt where she rode a camel past the pyramids; at 78 she crawled through the caves in the Philippines. Over her long life, June touched hundreds of people in big and small ways: teaching English to Mexican immigrants; making weekly meals for church funerals; enjoying a large group of good friends and being a ferocious bridge partner; and even up to the end, dancing every chance she got. The people at AgeWell loved watching June sashaying with her walker to the dance music every Friday. And her children and grandchildren will miss her fabulous pancakes and apple pie. 

June is survived by her daughter, Barbara Shandony and husband Michael of Fruita, Colorado; Emily Wells and her husband Daniel Jome of Appleton and her son Richard Kellogg and his wife Connie of Green Bay. She leaves 5 grandchildren: Christopher Rickey, Michael Shandony Jr., Genevieve Muncaster, Richard Kellogg, Jr., and Alyssa Kellogg along with five great-grandchildren. She is also survived by many loved and loving nieces and nephews. 

She was preceded in death by her parents, Mary Perrigue Lauder and Walter Lauder and her husband, Richard Kellogg, the man she fell in love with at the tender age of 19 and missed desperately every day until her death. 

Visitation at Holy Cross Catholic Church, 3002 Bay Settlement Rd, Thursday, December 17, from 9 AM until the time of the Mass of Christian Burial at 11 AM. Burial at Ft. Howard Cemetery. 

The family wants to thank the kind and loving care provided by Home Instead and AgeWell in the past few years. Their compassionate support made mom's life much better. 

We've been losing pieces of and saying goodbye to our mother for several years now. Dementia robs not only the person suffering with it, but all those who love them. This terrible disease stole our mother a little bit at a time until she became a mystery to us all. It's been a long goodbye mom, but remember one last thing: you're the best, the very best and we love you always. Your children and grandchildren are proud to say you were ours. 

In lieu of flowers please direct donations to National Public Radio or the Richard Mauthe Center.

(Reprinted with permission from Rhonda Raleigh, Executive Assistant to the President & Publisher, Green Bay Press-Gazette.)

 

Passing of June Kellogg, early staff member

(Published December 18, 2015, Log newsletter, UW-Green Bay)

Funeral services were held earlier today (Thursday, Dec. 17) at Holy Cross Church for June Kellogg, who died Monday at the age of 90. Kellogg was one of the first staff members at the new UW-Green Bay. She had the title of “account examiner” with Academic Affairs for most of her first decade on campus, before moving to the Phoenix Bookstore as a program assistant and merchandising assistant. She maintained strong ties to campus even after her retirement 25 years ago, volunteering at the 2nd Gear resale shop and with the Weidner Center gift shop.

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