June Ann Priddis, 81, of Kenosha, passed away peacefully on November 6, 2009, at her residence. Born in Kenosha on June 30, 1928, she was the daughter of the late Walter and Anna (Fehrenbach) Priddis.
June was a lifelong resident of Kenosha and graduated from Mary D. Bradford High School in 1946. She then attended Marquette University College of Nursing from 1946 until 1949. Her nursing studdies ended abruptly when she contracted polio. In 1964 she graduated from the College of Racine with a B.S. in Medical Technology.
June worked at St. Mary’s Hospital in Racine, Downey V.A. Hospital and Kenosha Hospital Medical Center as a Medical Technologist. She worked as a Laboratory Manager for over 30 years at United Hospital Systems Kenosha Campus, formerly Kenosha Hospital and Medical Center.
June enjoyed cooking, baking yeast bread and cookies, especially Christmas cookies for relatives and friends. She recently compiled a Christmas cookies booklet for her family. Upon her retirement in 1989, she completed her miniature doll house. June had a love and devotion to her family and dogs. An avid reader, she belonged to several book clubs. Her interests were many including history, current events, and rose gardens.
June was a lifelong member of St. Mark Catholic Church. She was a charter member of Kenosha Hospital and Medical Center 20 Year Club, Post Polio Resource Group and a former member of Quota International. Professional associations included American Society of Clinical Pathologists and Wisconsin Association of Medical Technologists. She was currently a member of Friends of Hawthorne Hollow, Bradford Alumni Association and Kenosha County Historical Society.
Surviving are her niece, Susan (The late Thomas) Augustine Lass of Brookfield, WI; her nephew, J. Todd (Mary) Augustine of Albuquerque, NM; great-nephews, David Lass of Larkspur, CO, and Thomas (Elisa) Lass of Chicago, IL; great-nieces, Tracy (Ed) Lass Milefchik Elmhurst, IL and Jill Augustine of Albuquerque, NM; great-great nephews, Aidan and Tate Milefchik; great-great niece, Skyler Kate and Aubrey Elle Milefchik; and her faithful companion, Kiri.
She was preceded in death by her brothers, Lt. Walter W. Priddis in 1945, and Raymond H. Priddis in 1997; and a sister, Elle H. Augustine in 2003.
A Memorial Mass was held on November 9, 2009 at St. Mark’s Catholic Church. Interment followed at St. James Cemetery.