In Memory of

June Jeanette Pigott

July 18, 1932 - June 6, 2018
From: Cherokee, IA

June Jeanette (Nash) Pigott, was born in Cherokee, Iowa, July 18, 1932, to Frank and Della (Rovn) Nash. She attended the local schools, where she was the Drum Majorette for the award winning Wilson High School marching band. She was a very gifted musician both vocally and on the piano.

She married William Pigott on September 10, 1951. The couple was engaged in farming, with June being an active part of the operation. She rendered lard, milked cows, drove the baler, and sold eggs, all while herding a rambunctious bunch of kids as their family grew. Along with her own six children, Kathy, Frank, Jon, Larry, Linda, and Carol, June embraced the role of surrogate mother when she welcomed Roger Ashbaugh into her fold.

June’s hard work extended off the farm as well, as she volunteered her time and energy to many others. She was active in her church—she taught Catechism, played the organ, sang in the choir, played the bells, and sang for countless funeral masses. She was an excellent seamstress, and spent hours sewing uniforms for the Young Singers, and knitting baby sweaters for all new births at the Sioux Valley Hospital. She was bookkeeper for the Ladies Union, and also a member of the Library Committee, where she researched historical society information. She had a lifelong love for the sport of bowling, and attended many National Bowling events through the years. Those trips brought her much enjoyment and built numerous lasting friendships. An avid baker, June treated family and friends to “the best” cinnamon rolls and homemade donuts.

June passed away at Accura Health Care in Cherokee on Wednesday, June 6, 2018, at age 85. She was preceded in death by her daughter, Kathy Olson, and son-in-law, Steve Olson.

Survivors include her husband, Bill of Cherokee; her children: Frank (Jody) Pigott of Cherokee, Jon (Becky) Pigott of Correctionville, IA, Larry (Mary) Pigott of Meriden, IA, Linda Loucks (Bob Harney) of Iowa City, IA, Carol (Tom) Loebach of Spirit Lake, IA, and her surrogate son, Roger (Julie) Ashbaugh of Cherokee; 14 grandchildren and 34 great-grandchildren; her sister, Helen (Dale) Sturgeon of Arnolds Park, IA, and her brother, Frank (Jean) Nash of La Grange Park, IL.

The family suggests memorial gifts in June’s name may be directed to the Alzheimer’s Association.

Funeral services will be held at 10:30 a.m. Monday, June 11, 2018, at the Immaculate Conception Catholic Church in Cherokee.
Father Kenneth Seifried
Chad Pigott
Justin Olson
Jason Pigott
Luke Pigott
Jeremy Loucks
Daniel Loebach

Honorary Bearers
Chris Pigott
Jared Pigott
Adam Pigott
Nathan Loucks
Roger Ashbaugh
Visitation will begin at 4:00 p.m. Sunday, with the family present from 5:00-7:00 p.m. Sunday night at the Greenwood-Schubert Funeral Home in Cherokee. A prayer service will follow at 7:00 p.m. Sunday night at the funeral home.
Mt. Calvary Cemetery
Cherokee, Iowa


Friday, June 15, 2018 at 9:13 AM
“Linda and family,

I am so sorry for your loss. Please know my thoughts and prayers are with your family during this difficult time.

Andy Svoboda”
- Andy Svoboda
Friday, June 15, 2018 at 9:13 AM
“I met June when I worked at Sports Rehab in Cherokee in 2003-2004. June and 3 other ladies would come in to use the swimming pool every Monday, Wednesday, and Friday morning. I am so glad to have been able to have met June, she was so much fun. The group were always upbeat and always joking. My sympathy.”
- Linda
Monday, June 11, 2018 at 8:37 AM
“Deepest sympathy to all of your family.”
- Duane and Linda Christensen
Sunday, June 10, 2018 at 7:00 PM
“Oh you guys. Bless each of you. May God's hands strengthen and comfort you during this season of your like. Awwwwwwwwwwwwww Aunt Junie. You guys can be proud. She was one fine, strong, yet soft, caring, loveable woman. She had a laugh that was so infectious you couldn't help but laugh or smile with her. Saturdays spent at G'ma's playing canasta and eating G'ma's homemade pecan, raisin cinnamon rolls! Junie always had time to play no matter how hard of a worker she was. A true farmer's wife! My favorite Aunt Junie story. I was on the farm when a sow gave birth. We watched. After all the piglets were born, one wasn't breathing. Without cleaning it up, she picked up that little piglet and proceeded to give it MOUTH TO MOUTH! I said 'oh gross.' Junie, once it was breathing, laid it back down, turned to me and gave me a short lesson in farming by merely saying "That's money." Yep, she was a true farmer's wife. I'll miss her a lot, but not as deeply as all my cousins and husband. I can only imagine the heavenly hug with her beautiful daughter. ”
- 'Susie'
Sunday, June 10, 2018 at 7:00 PM
“June was certainly a "Earth Angel" as I like to call them. A blessing to everyone, she sponsored my 1st Holy Communion into the church...then to help us in our own personal sorrow as she sang," Ava Maria" and other hymns at my Moms funeral like a direct angel from heaven. Beautiful lady, you are all so blessed to have been touched by. In our hearts & prayers dear Pigott family
Linette Simmons Ostermann ”
- Linette and Russ Ostermann
Sunday, June 10, 2018 at 7:00 PM
“My heart goes out to you my dear Uncle Bill, my cousins Frank, Jon, Linda, Larry, Carol Annie and their families. My beautiful and loving Aunt Junie has finally earned her wings. ”
- Connie Sturgeon
Sunday, June 10, 2018 at 7:00 PM
“Jon & Becky, so sorry to hear about your Mother. May good memories get you through this difficult time. Thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.
Love, Aunt Mickey & Uncle Doug”
- Mickey Boetel
Saturday, June 9, 2018 at 1:00 PM
“Frank and family- so sorry to hear of your Mom's passing. You and your family are in our thoughts and prayer. Pat and Dennis Augustine (Lindgren) ”
- Pat (Lindgren) Augustine
Saturday, June 9, 2018 at 10:59 AM
“Linda and family- I am honored and blessed to have known your mom. She always made me feel welcome in your home and I especially loved her cinnamon rolls. Spending time with your family on the farm is one of my fondest memories as a child. Please accept my condolences with love and friendship.
Julie Northcraft Newby”
- Julie Northcraft Newby
Saturday, June 9, 2018 at 10:59 AM
“Larry, Mary and family,
We send our condolences and prayers for you at this difficult time.
Lloyd & Linda”
- Lloyd & Linda Myers
Saturday, June 9, 2018 at 10:59 AM
“So sorry for your loss. Sending my deepest sympathy. ”
- Barb Eischen
Saturday, June 9, 2018 at 10:59 AM
“Carol, Tom and family, we are so sorry on the loss of your Mom, Carol! You'll be in my thoughts and prayers as you go through this sad time! Tim & Jane”
- Tim and Jane Matthews
Friday, June 8, 2018 at 5:59 PM
“Linda Loucks and extended family, my deepest sympathies to you and your family during this time of sadness. Having read June's Obituary you can truly be proud of her accomplishments and zest for life. You all come from "good stock"!”
- David J Snyder
Friday, June 8, 2018 at 5:59 PM
“Linda and Family-Your JM Swank family is keeping you in our prayers during this difficult time. May fond memories comfort you during this time. We love ya!”
- Betsy Hendrickson
Friday, June 8, 2018 at 5:59 PM
“I'm sorry to hear about your loss, she will be sadly missed&was a great person.”
- Melissa
Friday, June 8, 2018 at 1:58 PM
“Linda and family,
My deepest sympathy to you during this time of sorrow and loss. Share the good memories with your family and may God comfort you.”
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