June R. Soltas 1918-2012
Services were held June 27 at St. Stephen Church in Tinley Park, Ill. for June R. Soltas of Suttons Bay who died Thursday, June 21 at Munson Medical Center in Traverse City.
She was 93.
June was born in Chicago on Aug. 14, 1918 to Frederick and Elizabeth (Doyle) Nuss. She married Joseph R. Ricker in 1941 in Chicago. Joe was a WWII casualty in 1945. In February 1958, June married Charles R. Soltas. They had two sons, Richard J. and Joseph R. Soltas.
After 19 years of married life June became a widow for a second time. She worked as a phone operator with Illinois Bell and after that she spent many years as a switchboard operator for many private firms.
June enjoyed playing cards, bowling, traveling with friends, reading and music.
For 13 years she lived in Leelanau County, the last 11 at The Toy House retirement home.
June is survived by her daughter, Karen (Gery) Zemaitis of Leland; sons Richard (Jane) Soltas of New Lennox, Ill. and Joseph Soltas of Niles, Mich.; eight grandchildren and one greatgranddaughter.
She was preceded in death by her brother, Fred Nuss and sister-in-law Marilyn Nuss.
Burial was at St. Mary Cemetery, Evergreen Park, Ill.
Memorial contributions may be directed to the Leland Township Library, P.O. Box 736, Leland, Mich 49654.