June Ann (Auth) Friend passed away surrounded by immediate family at Parkview Regional Medical Center during the afternoon of February 11th. June was 75 years old.
June was born on November 18th, 1944 in the town of Mantua in Portage County, Ohio. She was the 6th child of 7 total, and a twin, born to Mildred and Arthur Auth. She loved golf, bowling, playing all kinds of card games, good red wine, reading books, going to The Legion and the beach (especially Beach #13 in Cape Canaveral) and great friends and her family. June was a stickler for how to iron clothes, stack the dishwasher, and filling up a gas tank for a $.01 less down the street. June was a member of the Auxiliary, Post #409 – Leo, IN. She was a hairdresser for over 30 years and was loved by her clients’.
She was preceded in death by: Her parent’s; Marie (sister); Edna (sister); Harriet (sister) and Art Jr (brother).
June is survived by her loving husband Walt Friend; her son Matthew Novak; and her daughter Nicole (Cory) Setser and her three grandchildren, Katlyn, Donovin and Reid; Susan (sister) and twin sister Joan.
Visitation hours will be held on Saturday, February 15th from 2:30 to 6:30 and a memorial service starting at 7:00 pm at Good Shepherd United Methodist Church located at 4700 Vance Avenue, Fort Wayne, IN 46815.
June generously donated her body to the Anatomical Education Program at Indiana University School of Medicine in hopes to help further learning about Scleroderma – her diagnosed disease. Donations in June’s memory may be made to the Scleroderma Foundation 300 Rosewood Drive, Suite 105, Danvers, MA 01923 or electrically at Sclerderma.org. Also, Anatomical Education Program, 635 Barnhill Drive, Room MS 5035, Indianapolis, Indiana, 46202 or Good Shepherd United Methodist Church, 4700 Vance Avenue, Fort Wayne, IN 46815.