June D. Kereven


OREGON — June D. Kereven, 94, of Oregon, died Wednesday, February 14, 2024, at Serenity Hospice and Home, near Oregon, with her family by her side. She was born June 7, 1929 in Rockford, the youngest of four daughters to Gustav and Bothilda (Peterson) Soderstrom. She graduated from Rockford East High School in 1946 and worked for the 1st National Bank of Rockford prior to marrying James Kereven on May 24, 1952 in Rockton. Together they raised five children while they lived in Monroe Center and Oregon.  June's priority was her family. She was a good cook, and especially enjoyed baking and sharing her talents with family, friends and neighbors. Her most treasured time was time spent with family.   She was a longtime member of the Oregon United Methodist Church and volunteered at church, Girl Scouts, Lifeline Food Pantry and at her children's schools.  Survivors include children: Lynn Kereven; Janice Potts; Larry (Janice) Kereven; and Charles (Karen) Kereven, all of Oregon; and Cheryl (Ken) Deason of Owatonna, MN; grandchildren: Jason (Nikki) DeGraf; Keri (Aaron) Mudge; Katie Kereven; Allison June (Adam) Albrecht; Kelsey (Colin) Titus; Nathan and Cole Deason; great-grandchildren: Payton DeGraf; Miles Mudge; and Hudson, Parker and Camden Albrecht; and numerous nieces and nephews and great-nieces and nephews.  She was preceded in death by her husband James; her sisters: Gunnie Benson, Elsie Miller and Doris Griffin; granddaughter Becky DeGraf; and great-granddaughter Jadyn DeGraf.  A memorial service will be held 11:30 AM, Saturday, February 24, 2024 at the Farrell-Holland-Gale Funeral Home, 110 S. 7th Street in Oregon, IL with family friend Luke Schier, pastor of Open Bible Church in Polo, IL officiating.  Visitation will be prior to the service from 10:30 to 11:30 AM.  Private burial will be at a later date in Riverview Cemetery near Oregon.  A memorial fund is established in June’s name for the Serenity Hospice and Home and the Village of Progress both in Oregon, IL.