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Lillian June AUSEN

Female 1926 - 2019  (92 years)


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  • Name Lillian June AUSEN 
    Born 13 Jun 1926  Wisconsin Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Female 
    Social Security Number 399-20-4992 issued in WI before 1951 
    Died 22 Jan 2019  Osceola, Polk County, Wisconsin Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Notes 
    • Born in July of 1926 according to the 1930 census. U.S. Public Records Index, Vol. 2, says June A Fossum of PO Box 583 in Frederic, was born 13 Jun 1926.



      Lillian “June” Fossum, 92, formally from Frederic, Wisconsin, died January 22, 2019, from complications of Alzheimer’s disease at Christian Community Home of Osceola.

      June Ausen was born on the family farm in Alden Township near Wagon Landing, Wisconsin, on June 13, 1926 to Martin and Gertrude Ausen. In 1934, the family moved to Amery where June lived until she graduated from high school in 1944. She then attended the University of Wisconsin in Madison where she earned a degree in English in 1948. During her time at college, she met a sailor named Jens Fossum and they were married a month after her graduation. The couple moved to Jens’s home town of Frederic where they resided until moving to Osceola in 2016.

      June was a high school English teacher at Centuria for the first few years of her career, later taking a job at Frederic where she also taught speech and family living. While at FHS, she took a record number of students to state in forensics and also served as advisor to the student newspaper and the cheerleading squad. She retired from teaching in 1988, always regretting that she had not continued to work longer in the job that she really loved.

      June was a voracious reader and loved playing cards, especially 500 and bridge. She was also an avid walker and a skilled dance partner to her equally smooth husband. She was an active member of the Frederic Lioness club and Pilgrim Lutheran Church, where she served as secretary to the Ladies Aid for over 30 years. She also traveled extensively during her lifetime and was a classy dresser and a fantastic cook. But above all she was a wonderful wife and mother who was loved and appreciated more than she ever knew.
      She is survived by her husband of 70 years, Jens Fossum; as well as her 3 children: Bruce (Sandy) of Rochester, MN, Brian (Linda) of Eau Claire, WI, Karen (Tim) of Osceola, WI; her beloved grandchildren: Croix, Carson, Colter and Carl; step-grandchildren: Sam, Britta, Sloane and Caitlin; sibling, Glen Ausen of Billings, MT; her former card playing partners in Frederic and wherever else someone was shuffling a deck.

      June is preceded in death by her parents; brothers, Vernon, Wayne and Gene; sisters: Isabelle, Lorraine and Fern; along with several other relatives and host of lifelong friends and former students.

      A memorial service will be held at Pilgrim Lutheran Church in Frederic.
    Person ID I649  Don Carlson's Tree
    Last Modified 18 Jan 2020 

    Father Martin (Mike) AUSEN,   b. 9 Sep 1894, Naples Twp, Buffalo County, Wisconsin Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 27 Sep 1985, Amery, Polk County, Wisconsin Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 91 years) 
    Mother Gertrude Elizabeth ENGEL,   b. 15 Sep 1899, Pepin County, Wisconsin Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 16 Sep 1971, Balsam Lake, Polk County, Wisconsin Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 72 years) 
    Married 21 Apr 1917 
    Family ID F463  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family J.J. FOSSUM, Jr 
    Last Modified 28 Dec 2010 
    Family ID F472  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart