June Martinsen was born on Sunday the 20th of June, 1926, in Hendricks, Minnesota. She was the daughter of Gunder Martinsen and Inga Tuff. With changing farming opportunities, her family moved south to Rock county, where June would meet her future husband, Arnold Sidney Thorin, after he returned from the Korean War.
For many years June served as the secretary for both the Hills-Beaver Creek High School and the Bethlehem Lutheran Church, also in Hills.
June was living with her husband in Hills, Minnesota and was 59 years old when she died on Saturday the 11th of January, 1986. She and Arnold had been married for 27 years. She was also survived by a sister named Betty.