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June Sloan

Aug. 2, 1931-April 10, 2011

June L. Sloan, 79, of Osage, died Sunday, April 10, 2011 at Emmanuel Nursing Home in Detroit Lakes.

June was born the daughter of George and Gladys (Steele) Borst on August 2, 1931 in Park Rapids. She was raised and educated in Park Rapids. June was united in marriage to Leo Sloan on January 21, 1950 in Park Rapids. They made their home in Osage, where she continued to live until 2006, when she moved to Emmanuel Nursing Home.

June was known for her artistic talent, whether it was dabbling with oil painting or working with ceramics. She enjoyed her Avon products and Weight Watchers, especially for the weigh in, so she and her sister could celebrate with a Dairy Queen treat afterwards.

June also enjoyed spending time with her family and her poodles that she raised over the years. She will be greatly missed by her family and friends.

Surviving June are her husband, Leo Sloan of Osage; daughter, Pam (Ed) Ranua of Detroit Lakes; son, Gary Sloan of Moorhead; three grandchildren, Nicole (Jason) Gervais, Dawn (Steve) Thompson and Jeffrey (Andi) Ranua; six great grandchildren, Chloe and Elizabeth Thompson, Dylan, Cade and Levi Ranua and Cash Gervais; as well as several nieces and nephews.

Preceding June in death were her parents; sister, Elizabeth Buckingham; and brother, Donald Borst.

Memorial services are set for 1 p.m. Monday, April 18 at Emmanuel Nursing Home in Detroit Lakes, with visitation for one hour prior to services.

West-Kjos Funeral Home, Detroit Lakes, is providing arrangements. Those wanting to share memories and condolences online may use the messages of sympathy section at