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June Schacht

June 17, 1926 — July 3, 2023

In Loving Memory of June Schacht

 

It is with heartfelt sadness that we announce the passing of June Schacht (nee Thorson) on July 3rd, 2023. She transitioned from this life peacefully at her home, surrounded by the comforting presence of her son, Dale, and her devoted Lab companions.

 

June was born on June 17th, 1926, marking her entrance as the youngest of seven children to Tom and Randi (Tvedt) Thorson in Trippville, Wisconsin. Her birthplace was the family farm where she was delivered by a midwife. Shortly after her birth, the Thorson family moved to Clifton Township, where June was nurtured in an environment steeped in faith and serenity.

 

Her early education began in Clifton Corners at a one-room schoolhouse, which paved the way to Tomah High School. June balanced living and working in a boarding house while meticulously pursuing her high school education. Her inaugural career as a telephone operator drew her to Alabama, where she met Vern Andres, her first husband and fellow Wisconsin native. They returned to Wisconsin to raise their two sons, Dale and Tom.

 

With her first marriage's dissolution in 1950, June exhibited remarkable resilience and fortitude, traits she often attributed to her proud Norwegian heritage. Accompanied by her two young sons, she returned to the family farm in Kendall, where she dutifully took on the roles of caregiver and provider. Following her parents' retirement and the passing of her brother Howard, June moved the family to New Lisbon to seek employment.

 

Fueled by a spirit of innovation and a natural talent in accounting, June thrived in several roles at New Lisbon Bank, Wisconsin Dairies Cooperative, and Badger Ordinance. Her tenure at Badger Ordinance led her to meet Walter Schacht, her future husband, in 1954. They were married in 1960. Soon after she joined NCR in Madison, making significant contributions to the development of machine bookkeeping technology. With her husband Walt, she painstakingly built their family home in Springfield Corners. She culminated her remarkable career as a named Principal with Suby Von Haden and Associates.

 

Even beyond her professional life and into her retirement in 1988, June was the embodiment of generosity. Her home was frequently a safe haven for friends and family in need. In her leisure time, she found joy in reading, gardening, and loving the family's dogs. As a child of the Great Depression and a witness to World War II, June cherished the principles of hard work and frugality, unwavering values that were deeply ingrained in her by her Norwegian roots. Her faith remained a steadfast cornerstone throughout her life, and she proudly served as a founding member of Cross Lutheran Church.

 

June was preceded in death by her husband Walter, her parents Tom and Randi (Tvedt) Thorsen, siblings Norman, Sam, Howard, Anita, Thelma, and Agnes, one son, and several nieces and nephews. She is survived by a loving family: her son Dale Andres, grandson Chris (Louise) Andres; her son Tom (Roxeanne) Andres, and grandchildren Amy (Brad) Peterson, Mark (Nicole) Andres, Aaron (Maria) Andres, and Debra (Schacht) Barrons. Her enduring legacy of love is also cherished by her ten great-grandchildren and a host of nieces and nephews.

 

The family extends their heartfelt gratitude to the Pulvermacher family, particularly Marge (Pulvermacher) Tesser, along with Dennis Shultz for their enduring lifelong friendship. They also appreciate Pastor Joel Brandt for his pastoral support and the Dane County First Responders for their professionalism and compassionate care during this challenging time.

 

Funeral services will be held on Monday July 10, 2023 at 11:00 a.m. at Cross Lutheran Church,officiated by Pastor Joel Brandt. Friends may call at the church on Monday from 9:30 a.m.  until the time of services. Burial will take place in the  Fountain Lutheran Church Cemetery in Kendall, WI. In lieu of flowers, memorials honoring June can be made to Cross Lutheran Church, 5062 Texas Longhorn Dr, Westport, WI 53597.

 

We invite everyone to remember June, not with sorrow, but with deep gratitude for her enduring love, resilience, and unwavering spirit. Her life was a testament to the power of hard work, the joy of family ties, and the resilience of faith.

                                                                         Winn-Cress Funeral Home

                                                                                       5785 Hwy Q

                                                                                      Waunakee, WI

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