Martin M. ‘June’ Fuser III, 94, of Boonville, Missouri, passed away on Saturday, March 9th, 2013 .
Visitation for June will be held at Davis Funeral Chapel on Tuesday evening from 6:00 until 8:00 o’clock. Friends may call from noon until time of the visitation. Funeral services will be held at Davis Chapel on Wednesday, March 13th at 10:00 A.M. with burial following at Walnut Grove Cemetery with full military honors.
Martin ‘June’ Fuser was born March 1, 1919, the son of Henry E. and Minnie [Meyer] Fuser. June grew up working on a farm, growing crops, raising hogs, cattle and mules. He was educated in a one-room schoolhouse named Westwood School, located across the road from his home. He graduated from Saints Peter and Paul Catholic High School in Boonville in 1938.
June joined the National Guard, Medical Detachment, and proudly served his country. Upon the declaration of World War II on Dec. 8, 1941, his unit was activated; He attained the rank of Sergeant before being released to inactive duty. He then returned home and became a valuable asset in the farming industry.
Over the course of his life June became involved in real estate as a landlord in residential, commercial and farmland. He was a board member of Boonville National Bank for many years. June was an active Lifetime Legionnaire of Post 52 until his health began to decline. Throughout his life and especially in his retirement, he was very passionate about gardening, fishing and traveling. He enjoyed traveling the United States with friends and family, especially with his wife, Jean Bruce Fuser.
June was preceded in death by his first wife, Nettie Taylor Fuser, son Martin Michael Fuser IV; sisters, Henrietta Fuser King Grimmer, Alberta Fuser Patrick Ballard McMahan and Virginia Fuser Davis and brother, Hubert ‘Bud’ Fuser.
June is survived by his wife, Jean Bruce Fuser, and her children David Bruce [wife Debbie] and Deb Spackler [husband Keith]. He is survived by his grandchildren, Christa Wilmsmeyer [husband Jeff], Steffany Spackler, Tyler Bruce, Kelsey Spackler and John Spackler, and his great-grandchildren, Clayton and Connor Wilmsmeyer. June is also survived by nieces and nephews, Diana Dale Davis Shallenburger [husband Jack], Pam Davis Thomas [husband Stanley], Patti Patrick Beale, Barbara Ballard Wendelton [husband Bo], Bill Fuser [wife Lois], John Henry King [wife Donna] and many great nieces and nephews.
In lieu of flowers the family request that memorials be directed to Evangelical United Church of Christ, Boonville, Missouri or Saints Peter and Paul Educational Foundation, Boonville, Missouri.