June Virginia Chesney

June 17, 1929November 30, 2018

June Virginia Chesney 89 of Duluth, MN died on November 30, 2018, at St Lukes's Hospital.

She was born to Ole & Izola Moen in Wright, MN where she was raised and attended school. She married Robert Chesney in December of 1950. Together they raised 4 children. They were together for almost 45 years until Robert's death in 1995, their last years together being some of their happiest. Known for her strong faith, she loved her church, Gloria Dei Lutheran, where until her later years she served in many capacities.

A homemaker, she excelled in baking, cooking and nurturing all who needed it.

She was preceded in death by her parents; husband, Robert; sisters, Ferol Harmon, Julie Mowers, Gladys Chesney and brothers, Edmond Moen, Earl Moen, Gordon Moen, Kenneth Moen, Russ Moen, Duane Moen and infant brother, Norman. She is survived by her children, Gail Blustin (Dave), Steven Chesney (Debbie), Gregory Chesney (Debbie) & Peggy Nichol (Brad); sister, Peggy McCoy & brother, Neil Moen; 9 grandchildren; 15 great grandchildren; numerous nieces, nephews and other family members.

Visitation will be held on Wednesday, December 5th, at 10 AM, Funeral Service, 11 AM, at Gloria Dei Lutheran Church, 1814 N 51st Ave E, at the corner of 51st & Glenwood St., Duluth, MN, 55804. Please leave a memory of June or words of support for the family at


  • Gail (Dave) Blustin, Daughter
  • Steven (Debbie) Chesney, Son
  • Gregory (Debbie) Chesney, Son
  • Peggy (Brad) Nichol, Daughter
  • Peggy McCoy, Sister
  • Neil Moen, Brother
  • June is also survived by nine grandchildren; 15 great-grandchildren; numerous nieces, nephews and other family members.

  • Michael Blustin, Active Pallbearer
  • Ryan Chesney, Active Pallbearer
  • Brandon Kolquist, Active Pallbearer
  • Andy Janecek, Active Pallbearer
  • Kim Carpenter, Active Pallbearer
  • Marlin Chesney, Active Pallbearer


  • Visitation Wednesday, December 5, 2018
  • Funeral Service Wednesday, December 5, 2018

June Virginia Chesney

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Daniel morten

December 8, 2018

God bless June's family at this time. Amongst all the wonderful things June did in her lifetime, it should not be forgotten that June was the very best Cub scout den mother ever. As den mother in late 1963, she took all her cub scouts over to Central Entrance to watch President Kennedy drive by in his motorcade. All of us saluted the President as he drove by, and I read his lips. "Cub Scouts!" He raised his right hand and gave us a presidential salute back. That was way of June Chesney, taking time to make young boys develop high values and a memory that lead each us to become future patriotic Americans.

Bob and Ronni Nichol

December 6, 2018

Peggy- our deepest sympathy to you and your family on the loss of your mother. We feel like we knew her from years of you telling us stories about her. What a legacy she leaves. We have you in our thoughts and prayers.
Love, Bob and Ronni
Guantanamo Bay, Cuba

Debi Willis Youngblom

December 5, 2018

The '74 Brewers were a bunch of high school girls that still stay in contact today. I remember going to Peggy's house where her mom was always so hospitable and friendly to these gangly girls hanging around.
I hope you will find the love and warmth you'll need in these next passing weeks within your family. I am sorry I couldn't be at your mom's memorial today; I'm under a doctor's care with an infection and had to stay home. I was thinking of you, though, and wish I could've come and given you a hug.
Much love to you, Peg, and your family. Debi Youngblom

bev richardson

December 4, 2018


Marion, Bob, and Linda Woodbury

December 4, 2018

June was a special friend to our Mom, Grandma, Gunvor Johnson, when they lived at the Lenox. She was such a sweet person, and always saw the positive side of things. We send our love and condolences to the Family. She will be missed.
Marion, Bob and Linda Woodbury

Tyler Johnson

December 3, 2018

Grandma June. That’s how I always knew her.

I will never forget Grandma June’s voice. I don’t quite know why that stands out to me, but her voice and her smile will always remain in my memory and my heart.

As a friend of the Blustin family, I met Grandma June many times and always enjoyed her company. She had a way of making you feel so special.

While she will indeed be missed, her memory will always bring a smile.