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JUNKER, Ray 1922-1986

JUNKER, MEESTER, RIEKENA

Posted By: Tammy (email)
Date: 3/6/2014 at 12:16:55

Services For Ray Junker Held Tuesday

Funeral services for Raymond J. Junker were held on Tuesday, October 21, at 10:30 a.m. at the West Friesland Presbyterian Church at rural Ackley. Rev. Charles Westendorf officiated at the services.

Two selections were sung by a ladies' quartet, Mrs. Eugene Harken, Mrs. Edward Ubben, Mrs. Wayne Neymeyer, and Mrs. Dan Schwiekerath. Mrs. Lester Neymeyer was organist and accompanist. Ushers were Douglas Neymeyer, Neil Knoll and Eldon Muller.

Casket bearers were LaVern Boelts, Lester Miller, Ernest Boekhoff, LeRoy Huesman, Virgil Janssen and Gerald Janssen. The interment service was held in the West Friesland Presbyterian Church cemetery.

The Doyen Funeral Home was in charge of funeral arrangements.

Raymond J. Junker passed away very suddenly at the LaVern Boelts farm northeast of Wellsburg around noon Friday, October 17, due to an apparent heart attack. he reached the age of 64 years, 8 months and 20 days.

He was born on a farm in Pleasant Valley township, near Buck Grove, on January 27, 1922, the son of John Rud and Rachel (Meester) Junker and received his education in the rural school in the area.

On June 28, 1945, he was married to Arlene Riekena in Wellsburg. Following their marriage they lived in Minnesota for two years and then moved back to this area where they farmed in Pleasant Valley Township. Later they moved to a farm in German Township, near Ackley. They then moved to Woodstock, VT, where they lived for 2 1/2 years. In July of 1985 they moved to Wellsburg to make their home.

Raymond became a member of the Second Christian Reformed Church of Wellsburg by profession of faith and later transferred his membership to the West Friesland Presbyterian Church of Ackley. He had served on the Church Session as a Deacon and also as a Trustee.

He was preceded in death by his parents.

Those left to mourn his passing are: his wife, Arlene; a daughter, Karen, and her husband, John Wedda of Woodstock, VT; 2 granddaughters, Torri and Sammi Johnson; 2 sisters and 1 brother, Mrs. Lawrence (Marian) Paterni of Austinville; Vernon Junker of Evansdale; Mrs. Rueben (JoAnn) Hippen of Parkersburg; and many other relatives and friends.

--newspaper clipping, source unknown


 

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