Obituary: June Helen Bay

June 1, 1937 – Nov. 25, 2019

June Helen Bay, 82, formerly of Sturgeon Bay, died at Oak Creek Assisted Living in Algoma.

She was born in Algoma, the youngest child of Charles and Eva (Dandois) Sacotte. June attended St. Mary Catholic School and graduated from Algoma High School in 1955. 

She was united in marriage to Denis Edward Bay on July 30, 1955, at the Sturgeon Bay Moravian Church, where they remained longtime members. Together, she and Denis owned and operated JUDEBY Credit Corporation of Sturgeon Bay for many years. They shared more than 60 years of marriage. Denis died Aug. 16, 2015. 

June enjoyed sewing and making crafts. She was an avid gardener and also liked to read. 

June is survived by her sister-in-law, LaVerne Sacotte of Appleton; many dear nieces and nephews; other relatives; and friends. 

She was preceded in death by her parents; husband; son, Denis Bay II; grandchildren, Andrea and Daniel Bay; siblings, Fern (Clarence) Kaus, Hubert Sacotte, Christine (Roland) Graf, Johanna (Arthur) Schley, John (Dorothy) Sacotte, and Anna (John) Blaha. 

A private memorial service will be held at a later date, with Rev. Dr. Matthew R. Knapp Sr. of Sturgeon Bay Moravian Church officiating. 

Arrangements have been entrusted with Huehns Funeral Home and Door County Crematory in Sturgeon Bay. Expressions of sympathy, memories and photos of June can be shared through her tribute page at 

“A special thanks goes out to the staffs of Oak Creek Assisted Living and Unity Hospice for the wonderful care you gave Aunt June. It was truly appreciated.” 

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