June Irene Beecroft

June I. Beecroft, 92, Brandon, S.D., died Sunday, June 16, 2019, at Bethany Home in Brandon.

June I. Jutila, daughter of Jack and Laura (Aro) Jutila, was born June 29, 1926, at Barron, Wis., where many friends knew her as “The Finn.” She graduated from Barron High School with the class of 1943.

She furthered her education at St. Cloud State Teachers College and Normandale Jr. College. The highlight of her working career was serving as the executive secretary for the Minnesota speaker of the house.

She was united in marriage to Charles Beecroft on June 10, 1950, at St. Paul, Minn. Over the years they lived in Almena, Wis., and Minneapolis, Northfield and Bloomington, Minn. They eventually moved to Brandon in 2012 to be closer to family.

In her free time, June enjoyed gardening and spending time at their cottage on Poskin Lake.

Left to cherish her memory are her husband; sons Bruce (Cecile) of Sioux Falls, S.D., and Chris Beecroft; grandchildren Dr. Zachary (Inja) Beecroft of Sioux Falls, Alexander (Emi) of Hawaii and Nick Beecroft of California; and a sister Dorothy Lueck of Minnesota.

June was preceded in death by her parents and siblings.

A brief, private family service was held following her passing. No additional services are planned at this time.