Mary June Krolczyk

15 enero , 192221 julio , 2021
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June was born January 15, 1922 in Queens, New York. She passed away July 21, 2021 in Puyallup, WA.

She is preceded in death her father Joseph Lang Seymour and mother Mary Agnes Reed, her sister Shirley Vanning, her husband Joseph of 61 years and her granddaughter Katherine (Katie) Hall.

She leaves behind her son Joseph (Jody), wife Rhonda, and her daughter Kelly Krolczyk Schenk, husband Ben.

Grandchildren Heather (Thomas) McKenzie, Harmony (Wajdi) Jedidi, Hannah (Gordon) Elliot, Alisha (Steve) Krolczyk, Melissa Randazzo, Jacob Yeager, Joey Yeager, and Mary Yeager. Her great grandchildren Rian and Lauren Soderquist, Mason Aman, Austin and Moses Krolczyk, Madeleine Hall, Xander and Aisley Yeager, Shyanne, Timothy and Race McKenzie, Maya and Jalloul Jedidi, Alohi, Haukea and Kawehi Elliot. Great Great grandchildren Connor, Luke and Jaxxin Oudekerk. She also left behind numerous nieces and nephews.

June grew up in Mineral. She joined the Army in 1945. She earned the rank of 2nd Lt. She met the love of her life, Joe, where she was working and he was recovering from an injury in WWII. She proposed to him and they wed February 1, 1946. They came home to Mineral to live. She worked at Western Clinic in Mineral and National. They adopted Jody and Kelly and she stayed home with her babies until they were both in school. June went to work at Morton General Hospital and retired from nursing in 1981. She loved reading, most of all she enjoyed crocheting, gardening, stamp collecting, painting, and quilting.

June adored her grandchildren and great grandchildren and spending time with them. She helped deliver a lot of babies and adored all babies!

We know she is with Joe dancing in his arms.

In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to Lewis County Cemetery District #10, Mineral, WA 98355.


  • Jon Vanning
  • Jacob Yeager
  • Austin Krolczyk
  • Thomas McKenzie
  • Timothy McKenzie
  • Gordon Elliot
  • Moses Krolczyk, Honorary
  • Joey Yeager, Honorary


  • Rosary

    miércoles, 28 julio , 2021

  • Funeral Mass

    miércoles, 28 julio , 2021

  • Graveside Service

    miércoles, 28 julio , 2021


Mary June Krolczyk


Jill Granger

8 agosto , 2021

My Aunt June was one of those rare people who can make you feel completely loved and accepted from the first moment you meet. She had a warmth and kindness that came from the center of her heart, and she reached out without hesitation to put others at ease.

She enjoyed each moment of her life with a sense of calmness and appreciation for whatever was before her. She truly knew how to "live in the moment," and took like at a measured pace, enjoying each precious step during her day.

I write here a tribute, which I posted on a prayer page, and over 500 people said a prayer for her when she passed. I share this story here for you, which was told to me by my Uncle Joe, her husband.

" This remarkable Christian lady was a nurse in WWII, part of the Greatest Generation. She took care of many wounded soldiers, including my uncle. She put up a Christmas tree in the hospital ward, and the higher-ups told her to remove it as they thought it would be a fire hazard. Her feisty side came out in full force, and she defended the need for the soldiers to have something cheerful. My Uncle Joe said that, when he heard her pushing back on that, he knew it was the girl for him.
RiP Aunt June. You were, indeed, a good and faithful servant! I will love you forever until we meet again."

Tim Granger

4 agosto , 2021

I am Tim Granger. I am Uncle Joes nephew from his home town in Manistee Michigan. I would like to share a few memories of my Aunt June with you.
I remember many happy memories of their visits to Manistee when I was child. Joe, June, Jody and Kelly would visit us in the summer time. Our family always looked forward to seeing them.
In the late 1980s my parents visited Joe, June and their family. Joe and June took them to all the sites, including Mt. Rainier and Mt. Saint Helens. They also got to meet the whole family. It was one of the greatest times my parents ever had.
In the 1990s, Joe and June visited us in the Fall. They saw all the family members. They had a lot of talks with all of us. We went on day long color tours all over this part of Michigan. They loved the reds, oranges and yellows of the trees. We went to every park and scenic area we could get to, including Sleeping Bear Dunes. Aunt June's favorite place was a small park at a fish weir on the Little Manistee River. Aunt June loved its peace and beauty. She painted beautiful watercolors of that spot. Her love for it shows in the painting. My sister has that picture on her wall.
Aunt June was all about love and faith. She loved God, Uncle Joe, her family, friends and country. She was for all the good values. She wished nothing but good for everyone.
I will never forget how she helped me when my parents both got sick, suffered and eventually died. She always listened. She always cared. You were always glad you talked to her.
If you are reading this, be sure she loved you.
I will miss her deeply. Even when I am sad, I will be thankful for her long wonderful life. I will go to those places she loved. I will thank God that she is home with Him, Uncle Joe , my parents, and all our departed. I will be glad she is waiting there for us.



Mary June Krolczyk was known as many things to many people. She was a loved one, a friend, and someone special. To family and friends who knew her best, Mary will be remembered as a very exceptional person.

      Mary was born on January 15, 1922 at St. John's Hospital in Queens, New York City, New York. She was the daughter of Joseph Lang Seymour and Mary Agnes Reed. Mary grew up in Mineral Washington. Mary was raised with one sister. She had a younger sister, Elizabeth Shirley Seymour.
As a young girl, Mary had a number of interests. Like most children, she enjoyed playing and making up games. She was curious about the world around her and was often eager to explore it. Mary was an active child who took part in long ball and swimming in Mineral Lake and she was also a campfire girl. In her spare time she liked reading, swimming, and fishing. However, to Mary, the most fun to be had was simply playing and spending time with her friends.

      A typical teenager, Mary had a fairly happy high school experience, making that critical transition from adolescence to adulthood. She graduated from Morton High School in 1940. She enjoyed some classes more than others, having favorite subjects and teachers. Her favorite class in high school was reading and math. The teacher she enjoyed learning from the most was Mrs. Uden, 2nd grade. "She was the greatest. Taught everyone to love reading. I knew her until she died in 1941- everyone she taught was a reader". In high school, her favorite teacher was Miss Hatley. "She taught English and French-She was a true lady, everyone liked her, respected her, and always behaved well. She also taught first aid. She liked me."

      Mary enjoyed her college years, which may have been a challenge with all of the academics, responsibilities, and the sudden freedom that accompanied them, but Mary was able to manage the balancing act. She earned her RN degree at the St. Joseph's School of Nursing in Tacoma Washington. During her time in college, Mary enjoyed reading, going to the movies, and traveling home to Mineral on weekends.

      Always considered a “good” friend to those she knew, Mary enjoyed a broad group of acquaintances and several very close friends during her lifetime. While growing up, some of her best friends were Ethel Jenkins, Shirley, Evelyn, and Peggy. "The five of us went to all the dances. We danced with the CCC boys and after, my mom served coffee and cake. All of the girls would stay and we'd talk all night."

      On February 1, 1946 Mary exchanged wedding vows with Joseph Krolczyk at 10 AM in Post Chapel of Chickasha, Oklahoma. Empathic and loyal, Mary was committed to making her new family happy.

      Mary worked hard to be a good mother to her children and she did her best to fulfill their needs. Mary was blessed with two children, one son, Joseph Seymour Krolczyk and one daughter, Kelly Ann Krolczyk- Schenk. Another blessing for Mary was the gift of nine grandchildren, Melissa, Katie, Heather, Harmony, Jacob, Hannah, Mary, Joey, and Alisha.

      Fortunately, Mary enjoyed what she did for a living. Showing a strong work ethic, Mary worked diligently and did her best to succeed in her career. Her primary occupation was an RN. She was employed for the 1944 Bridge Clinic and Morton Hospital. Mary always sought to be a team player, doing what was necessary in order to get the job done.

      Mary was an Army veteran. She was in Southern California to start then served at Borden Hospital in Chickasha, OK. Mary saw action for World War 2. Through her hard work, she achieved the rank of 2nd Lt. She received several awards recognizing her for her service, including the American Theater Campaign Medal and the Victory Medal. Her fellow soldiers viewed her as a sister in arms and knew that she was as much a part of their family as their loved ones back home.

      Mary enjoyed her leisure time by taking part in various hobbies. Her favorite pursuits were reading, quilting, crocheting, painting, gardening, and stamp collecting. She was content to enjoy her favorite pastimes alone but was also willing to share her interests with others.

      Mary found pleasure in sports. Mary was also something of a sports fan and enjoyed following her favorite events whenever she had the chance to do so. Tops on her list were baseball- especially the Mariners.

      Mary was a woman who took pride in upholding her beliefs. So it is little wonder that she took an active role in her community, serving on committees for the American Legion Post 171 Auxiliary.

      Mary’s faith was important to her. She was a member at Sacred Heart for over 60 years.

      Mary enjoyed traveling and time away on vacations. It was a chance for her to renew and relax, to visit new places and experience new things. Favorite vacations included family vacations driving back east to Michigan every summer.

      Mary was a lover of animals and cherished her pets. One of her favorites was Jeff- her cousins dog. "Jeff left home because I was his favorite too- my cousin Walter was mad I stole his dog." Her family was rounded out by her many dogs over the years and a duck she had when she was 14.

      When Mary’s retirement finally arrived in 1981. In retirement, she found new pleasure in staying active in church, continuing all her crafts, and added an interest in water color painting.

      Mary passed away on July 21, 2021 at Good Samaritan Hospital in Puyallup, Washington. She is survived by son Jody Krolczyk wife Rhonda, daughter Kelly Krolcyzk-Schenk husband Ben, and six grandchildren. Services were held at St. Yves Catholic Church in Harmony Washington. Mary was laid to rest in Mineral Cemetery in Mineral, Washington.

      Simply stated, Mary was a good and kind person, an individual who will for all time be remembered by her family and friends as being a caring and giving person, someone who was a vital part of their lives. Mary leaves behind her a legacy of life-long friendships and many cherished memories. Everyone whose life she touched will always remember Mary June Krolczyk.