In Memory of

June Gladys Gellhaus

June 26, 1923 - March 5, 2018
From: Sutherland, IA
June Gladys Gellhaus

June Gladys Gellhaus

Born: June 26, 1923
Died: March 5, 2018
Age: 94

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     June Gladys (Johnson) Gellhaus, was born June 26, 1923 to Hjalmar and Elsie Streufert Johnson in Paullina, Iowa.  June was the oldest of five daughters.  She attended and graduated from Paullina High School. 

     June married Verlin L. Gellhaus on January 17, 1943 at the family farm while he was on leave from the Army.  While obtaining further training in the Army, they lived in Arkansas and Texas.  Verlin went to Europe and June stayed in Paullina until his return.  They then lived in Sheldon, Iowa, where their two children, Roger and Ruth were born.  They moved to Sutherland, Iowa in 1948, where Verlin started Sutherland Motor Company. 

     June is survived by her son, Roger and wife, Denise from Omaha, Nebraska and daughter, Ruth and her husband, Rodney Ott from Bend, Oregon. She has four grandsons, Ryan Ott and Georgina from Mandiville, LA, Radley Ott and Lisa from Chico, CA, Steve Gellhaus and wife, Amy from Dallas, TX and Dan Gellhaus and wife, Whitney from Omaha, Nebraska.

     She has been blessed with six great-grandchildren for which she was so proud.  Bridget and Drake Ott and Laken and Everett Ott, Noah and Elijah Gellhaus.

     She is survived by three sisters, Leah Streeter of Spirit Lake, Iowa, Elaine Bowman of Coon Rapids, Iowa and Evelyn Scott from Indianola, Iowa.

     June was preceded in death by her husband, parents, a sister, Marilyn Peck, and two infant brothers, brother-in-laws Delmar Gellhaus, Robert Peck, Duane Streeter, Bill Bowman and Keith Scott and sister-in-law, Edith Gellhaus.

A memorial service will be held 10:30 A.M., Saturday, March 17, 2018 at the United Methodist Church in Sutherland.
Pastor Robin Thomas
Dave Orthmann
The family will be present one hour prior to the services to visit with friends.
"Surely The Presence"
"Because He LIves"
"Hymn of Promise"
By The Congregation

ORGANIST: Elaine Leonard

Waterman Cemetery
Sutherland, Iowa

A lunch and time of fellowship will be held following the services at the church.

In lieu of Flowers, memorials can be made to:
-N.B. Baker Library of Sutherland, Iowa
-The Sutherland United Methodist  Church
- Prairie Heritage Center in Peterson, Iowa


Saturday, March 17, 2018 at 12:33 PM
“June was always so kind to me at church & always a pleasure to visit with. She & your dad were among my favorites - he with a twinkle in his eye & your mother's smile! know they are happy to be together again! Shirley”
- Shirley Sorensen
Thursday, March 15, 2018 at 6:39 PM
“Roger, Ruth and families, June was a kind and loving person and very interested in the events going on around her. Visiting with her was a joy.”
- Carolyn Rohrbaugh
Monday, March 12, 2018 at 11:25 AM
“Roger & Denise, Please accept our condolences on the loss of your mother. It is always difficult to say goodbye to someone we love!
Jim & Pam Virelli”
- Jim & Pam Virelli
Monday, March 12, 2018 at 7:59 AM
“ Mom (Yvonne Johnson) and I are so sorry to hear of June's passing, she was such a sweet, beautiful lady . June and my mom were friends from their school years in Paullina and remained friends all these years.
Please know that you are all in our thought's and prayers. God Bless ~”
- Valerie Dittman - Yvonne Johnson's Daughter
Friday, March 9, 2018 at 8:05 PM
“Ruth, Roger, and families, So sorry to hear of your mother's passing. Please accept my condolences. I have many fond memories of her at the Methodist church. She was such a nice lady.”
- Corbin Puhrman
Thursday, March 8, 2018 at 3:13 PM
“In loving memory of June, mother of my dear friend, Ruth Ott. Sending thoughts and prayers of comfort for your families. May June rest in the comfort of the Lord with those she loves who have gone before her. ”
- Donna Davis
Thursday, March 8, 2018 at 3:12 PM
“My sympathy to your family. June was a wonderful lady and I will miss her smile.”
- Lora Vander Veen
Wednesday, March 7, 2018 at 9:17 PM
“To the family of June,
Even though I am in the care center recovering from knee replacement, my room was across from hers and always saw her in the dining room; looked like such a sweet, loving lady. my deepest sympathy to her entire family, I live near Primghar,IA. Sincerely, Rhonda Westphal”
- Rhonda Westphal
Tuesday, March 6, 2018 at 8:55 AM
“We would like to express our deepest sympathy. May those precious memories be foremost in your hearts and minds during this difficult time.
Isaiah 25:8”
- Jackson Family
Monday, March 5, 2018 at 9:46 PM
“Im sorry for your loss. She was a wonderful and beautiful lady I wish you many prayers to your entire family and just know her next journey has just begun”
- Kayla Irby
Monday, March 5, 2018 at 9:46 PM
“Ruth and Roger we are so sorry to hear of your mother's passing. She was such a wonderful lady and will be missed by many. Prayers for the family.”
- Dale & Rhonda Streufert
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