Junko (Saiki) “June” VanBuskirk, 81, Glen Allen, Va., went to be with the Lord on Aug. 19, 2014, following a 4 ½ year battle with cancer. Junko was born on Feb. 11, 1933, in Fukuoka, Japan. Her mother, was Yachiyo Saiki and her father, was Kaico Saiki.
Junko Saiki married Edward Paul VanBuskirk in 1956 in Toyko, Japan and they settled in Anderson.
She is survived by three children, Alan VanBuskirk, Debbie VanBuskirk Beal, and son, Edgar VanBuskirk and David Whaley; five grandchildren, Hope (Rod) Foley, Amber Ward, Andrew Shuster, Matt Shuster, and Brandon VanBuskirk; and several great-grandchildren.
Visitation will be from 3 to 6 p.m. Friday, Aug. 22, 2014, at Scott E. Hersberger Funeral Home, 1010 North Main Street, Lapel. A funeral service will be held at 10:30 a.m. Saturday, Aug. 23, 2014, at Scott E. Hersberger Funeral Home in Lapel with Pastor Tom Lutz officiating. Burial will follow in Elwood Cemetery, Elwood.
Junko would like to pay a special thank you to Pastor Tom Lutz and all the other members of the Edgewood Baptist Church, who became her family who she loved dearly. She would also like to thank Dr. Elke Friedman.
Online condolences: www.hersbergerfuneralhome.com