Cantrell Funeral Home

609 S. Walnut St., Kimball, NE


June Darlene Garrett

June 24, 1938April 14, 2020

June D. Garrett, 81, of Kimball, died at the Kimball County Manor on Tuesday, April 14, 2020. Due to the COVID-19 restrictions at the time, family graveside services were held. Memorial Services for June will be held at 10:00 a.m. on Saturday, June 27, 2020 at St. John’s Lutheran Church in Kimball with Pastor Kenneth Mars officiating. Friends may stop at the funeral home on Thursday from 1:00 until 5:00 p.m. to sign the register book and leave condolences for the family. Friends may visit www.cantrellfh.com to view June’s Tribute Wall and leave messages of sympathy and stories for the family. Memorials may be given in her memory to either St. John’s Lutheran Church, Kimball Hospital Foundation or the Kimball County Manor Resident Fund. The services for June have been entrusted to the Cantrell Funeral Home.

June Darlene Garrett was born in Tillamook, Oregon on June 24, 1938, the daughter of John and Edna (Ellerbroek) Koster. She moved at an early age with her family to Platte, South Dakota where June received her education. She worked with her family on the family farm. June was married to Edward L Garrett in Platte, South Dakota on July 29, 1955. They lived in Briggsdale, Colorado for a short time before moving to Kimball and living in the house where Ed was raised. June worked various jobs in Kimball. She retired in 2011 from the Kimball Hospital after serving many years as a CNA. She enjoyed growing flowers and working in her yard. She enjoyed knitting and crocheting. She also loved going camping when her children were still at home. She was a member of St. John’s Lutheran Church and was confirmed on March 14, 1965.

Survivors include her children Debbie (Terry) Bourlier of Kimball, NE., Kelly (Nancy) Garrett also of Kimball, NE., and Dode (Dallen) Juelfs of Lincoln, NE: brother Deane (Linda) Koster of Wahoo, NE; sisters Marilyn (Tom) Tatum of Platte, SD and Bonnie Tatum of Winner, SD; grandchildren Ryan (Ruth) Bourlier, Mallory (Chris) Lantzer, Tyler (Angie) Garrett, Stacy (Ryan) Burback, Ross Juelfs and girlfriend Megan Beach, Danni (Brad) Wilmetti and RaeLynn Juelfs; 17 great grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her parents, husband, brothers Les Koster and Marvin Koster.


  • Debbie Bourlier (Terry Bourlier), Daughter
  • Kelly Garrett (Nancy Garrett), Son
  • Dode Juelfs (Dallen Juelfs), Daughter
  • Deane Koster (Linda Koster), Brother
  • Marilyn Tatum (Tom Tatum), Sister
  • Bonnie Tatum, Sister

  • Tyler Garrett, Pallbearer
  • Ross Juelfs, Pallbearer
  • Ryan Bourlier, Pallbearer
  • Kelly Garrett, Pallbearer
  • Dallen Juelfs, Pallbearer
  • Terry Bourlier, Pallbearer

  • St. John's Lutheran Church
  • Kimball Hospital Foundation
  • Kimball County Manor


  • Memorial Service

    Saturday, June 27, 2020


June Darlene Garrett

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Esther Odeyemi

June 27, 2020

Always a character. Loved getting hugs and giving hugs. I remember spending time with her a lot, as she sang, "Jesus loves me this I know", and I'd sit with her and we'd sing the song over and over and over again. I'd play hymns for her listening pleasure and she always enjoyed them. And she'd say a word of prayer, before she sleeps. She spoke of her husband so dearly, Ed, and I could tell she loved her children so much. I definitely miss her a lot, but I know she is with her Lord.

Virginia Murphy

May 4, 2020

Dode and Dallen, I am so sorry to hear about June's passing. She was a spunky character, and an excellent CNA. I remember once she told me that Ed slept so soundly that she could come in and vacuum around the bed and he would not wake up. We have many fond memories of our time in Kimball and living next to the three little Juelfs. We have been in Pocatello, Idaho, since we left Kimball in 1999. Our best to all of your family. Virginia and Mike Murphy

Sandi & Dave LaMothe

April 26, 2020

We would like to leave our condolences on the loss of your mother.
I had been doing volunteer work at the Manor for the past 2 years
and remember how nice your mother always looked and pleasant
to talk to.

Randy Blackman

April 24, 2020

Sorry for you loss, she was a great lady!!