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June R. Trudell, 72, of Midland passed away on February 11, 2021 at MidMichigan Medical Center.  She was born on August 25, 1948 to Robert and Marjorie (Doak) Trudell.  She was the middle child out of the first set of triplets in Tawas. She was married to her former husband and best friend, George Brendly. 


June worked as a cashier for Kroger for over 37 years. She was everyone’s favorite cashier and was awarded cashier of the year 15 times.  June was a member of the Evangelical Free Church where she was very involved and was part of the Royal Family Kids Camp, went on mission trips and volunteered her time to MDA Telethon, Project Red and other amazing charities.  June loved to spend time with her family especially her grandchildren. When she wasn’t with her grandchildren, she was up at Jane’s farm working in the garden and riding on the six-wheeler.


June is survived by her daughter, Tamara (Brian) Ashlock, son, Kevin Brendly, and grandchildren, Mia, Graysen, Wesley, Cecelia and Danneel.  She is also survived by her siblings, Jane, (Russ) Nelkie, Jean Frank, Sharon Whitko and Cheryl (Rick) Jones. 


A memorial visitation will be held at Smith-Miner Funeral Home on Tuesday, February 16, 2021 from 11:00 am – 6:00 pm.  Those planning an expression of sympathy are asked to consider a memorial fund in her name to be set up at a later date to continue her kind spirit and generosity throughout the community. 

A memorial for June to celebrate her life will be held at a later date.


Smith-Miner Funeral Home is honored to be serving the Trudell family; to share a special memory please visit www.smithminer.com.

Condolence Messages

  1. Patty Greenen

    19 February 2021 5 months ago

    So sorry to hear of June’s passing. When I was little visiting our Grandma and Grandpa’s in Tawas, I could always pick June out due to her outgoing personality. My sincere condolences to Sharon, Cheryl, Jane and Jean. It’s very hard to lose a sibling.
    Love from your cousin, Patty.

  2. BrendaFleming

    17 February 2021 5 months ago

    Sorry for your loss! June was a sweet lady! I knew her from Royal Family Kids Camp. She will be missed!!!

  3. Patricia Baker

    16 February 2021 5 months ago

    As a friend and former colleague of June, I am deeply saddened to hear of her passing. Sending my sincere condolences to the family.

  4. Kelly Newcomb

    16 February 2021 5 months ago

    June had the sweetest heart. I loved getting to know her at CBS. She so loved people and was such good soul. Her love for her family was so strong, and she just loved to spend time with her grandkids. June will be so missed at CBS, but what a wonderful thought that she is with her Jesus!

  5. Sandy LaPrad

    16 February 2021 5 months ago

    June spent time at MDA camps where I got to know her the best, and was a terrific help with the MDA Telethons. I was happy to call her my friend whether at camps or at Kroger. Her upbeat attitude and laugh will be missed. Sympathy and prayers to her family and friends.

  6. Debbie Fields

    16 February 2021 5 months ago

    Wesley, Cecelia, Daneel, Mia, and Graysen your grandma loved having her special times with you. She always looked forward to cheering you on at sport events and your treasured weekend visits. You each were a treasure in her eyes. Hold onto Hope and trust in Jesus. You will be remembered in prayer. Sorry for your loss.. Hugs

  7. Merci Danielson

    15 February 2021 5 months ago

    I truly loved knowing June! What an amazing woman!! Growing up, I rode my bike to Kroger and I always chose her line because of how incredibly kind she was. Years later, we reconnected at CBS and were in group together several times. Right before Christmas, I ran into her at Walmart and we prayed together in the aisle!! What a blessing she was to so many and what an amazing example of a woman of faith and perseverance!! I am so very blessed to have known her and look forward to seeing her again when it is my turn to be “promoted”. Sending big hugs and lots of prayer to her family ❤️🙏🏻

  8. Yolima Barbosa

    15 February 2021 5 months ago

    June was a strong woman. I will remember her fondly. We met at CBS and I can tell that she was the woman in Proverbs 31. Rest In Peace.

  9. Uribe Dental

    15 February 2021 5 months ago

    We would like to offer June’s family our deepest and most sincere condolences and may the soul of June rest in peace. We truly appreciate her loyalty and strength. With Deepest Sympathy and Prayers.

  10. Linda Evans

    15 February 2021 5 months ago

    June was an amazing lady who loved the Lord Jesus. I had the privilege of being her Core Group leader at Community Bible Study for several years. She had a heart to serve others and shared her faith in Jesus. June was a real warrior and an inspiration to many as she persevered through physical challenges.. She will be greatly missed. I pray the comfort and peace of the Holy Spirit will carry you through the days ahead.

  11. Janice Burton

    14 February 2021 5 months ago

    I loved seeing her smiling face at Kroger. RIP June, you will never be forgotten!

  12. Nora Stec

    13 February 2021 5 months ago

    June was the sweetest person you’d ever meet!
    I made a point to go in her line @ Kroger’s, even though it meant I had to wait longer, it was well worth it.
    R. I. P. my friend..
    You will surly be missed ..
    Midland lost a truly kind hearted sole…

  13. William Tellier

    13 February 2021 5 months ago

    I will miss this gentle, loving, kind hearted, caring, giving and loving individual. She had a servant’s heart teaching Sunday School, volunteering at the dance for individuals with disabilities, volunteering at Royal Family Kids Camps and spreading the Gospel along the way. I will surely miss her but one day we will be reunited in heaven and will rejoice forever.

  14. Pat & Mel Richardson

    13 February 2021 5 months ago

    Our deepest sympathies. June was a faithful servant of the Lord. We will miss her.
    “Precious in the sight of the Lord is the death of His saints”. Psalms 116:15 (KJV)

  15. Larry List

    13 February 2021 5 months ago

    What a joy it was to be able to work at a place with June. She loved Jesus and brought a positive spirit to each day. The world would be a different place if all Christians could make an impact like she did.

  16. Jill Mead

    13 February 2021 5 months ago

    June worked with my Hubby at Kroger when he was young. We later attended MEFC and she taught both my kids in Sunday School. She was kind and tough! I will miss her hugs and sweet smile!
    My condolences to her family.

  17. Linda Burgess

    12 February 2021 5 months ago

    June was a very godly women, who gave her love unconditionally to so many. I will also remember her fondly and miss her very much.

    She was a Sunday School for my great-grandchildren at MEFC. and was very loving and kind to them always.

  18. Eileen Castongusy-Kindell

    12 February 2021 5 months ago

    Prayers goin out to her family. God bring comfort an strength during this time of loss.
    Personal note to her triplet sister Jane Nelkie. I feel as you do as I also lost my triplet sister Ellen the 3rd of our group.
    God be with June’s family.

  19. Jody McAvoy Stonehouse

    12 February 2021 5 months ago

    With Deepest Sympathy and Prayers.
    The Stonehouse family.

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