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Jerry F. Jungman

June 26, 1931 August 27, 2017
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Jerry Ferdinand Jungman, 86, passed into glory Sunday evening August 27, 2017, at the Guthrie County Hospital in Guthrie Center, Iowa, after a short illness. Visitation will be held from 6-8 P.M. on Wednesday, August 30th at the Johnson Family Funeral Home in Stuart. Funeral service will be held at 10 A.M. on Thursday, August 31st at the First Congregational Church of Stuart. Graveside service will be at 12:30 P.M. at the Iowa Veterans Cemetery near Van Meter. Memorial contributions may be directed to the Gideon’s International and sent in care of the funeral home. Online condolences may be left at www.johnsonfamilyfuneralhome.com.

Jerry was born 26 June 1931 in Iowa Methodist Hospital, Des Moines, Iowa, to Ferdinand and Ethel (Moser) Jungman of Van Meter. He attended grade school and high school in Van Meter, Iowa, graduating in 1949. He worked for a short time at the Des Moines airport and surprised his parents when he revealed to them that he had been taking flying lessons and needed their signature so he could solo - at age 18. Over the years he accumulated over 700 hours in flight, and it was his delight to share his flying experiences with people.

He attended Clinton Junior College in Clinton, Iowa, until his enlistment in the US Air Force on 30 July 1951. He received his basic training at Lackland AFB in San Antonio, Texas, before being sent to California for aircraft and engine mechanic training. While stationed there he attended the Oakland Neighborhood Church where he found the Lord Jesus Christ as his personal savior. He was then stationed in Georgia and Illinois before going overseas. He served nine months in Germany, three months in North Africa and a year in France before being honorably discharged 13 June 1955. He was so proud of his opportunity as a veteran to participate in the Honor Flight program in September of 2014 - a trip he spoke often of with delight.

He married Jewell Davis of Des Moines, daughter of C. Elmer and Flossie (Harrison) Davis at Grace Baptist Church in Des Moines on 20 August 1955, just 62 years and one week before his death. They had dated for three weeks while he was home on leave, and he had proposed before his leave was over. For two years they "courted" by mail! Following the honeymoon, they moved to Colorado where Jerry attended the University of Denver for about a year. Their two sons were born in Denver, Christopher Lee in 1957 and Timothy Davis in 1959. They spent seven years in Denver and three years in Sterling, Colorado, before their move to Stuart in 1964.

Jerry worked with his father and brother, Charles, in the family business - Jungman Oil - and managed the service station and StageStop Restaurant at the south edge of Stuart for several years. After leaving Jungman Oil, he ran a laundromat and sold insurance. He was an excellent photographer and loved to fish. He loved to tell jokes. He often spoke of the enjoyment he received from making people laugh. The family even compiled "Jerry's Joke Book" a few years ago. He was a life member of Gideons International and made many wonderful friends in that association. He loved attending the state and international conventions while his health permitted.

Jerry is survived by his wife, Jewell, of Adair, Iowa, his two sons, Christopher and wife, Winona, of Houston, Texas, and Timothy of Truro, Iowa. He has one brother, Charles, who lives in Gold Canyon, Arizona, with wife, Marilyn. Surviving also are nieces Barbara Brumbaugh and Martha Poffenroth of Spokane, Washington, Connie Albright of Greenfield, Iowa, and Debra Decker of Arizona, nephews Lyle and Alan Davis of Washington state, David Davis of Indianola, Iowa, Mark Davis of Omaha, Nebraska, Douglas Jungman of Florida and Dennis Jungman of Maryland. Cousins galore and friends, also. The family sends grateful thanks to the Rescue Unit of Adair, and the doctors, nurses and staff at Guthrie County Hospital for their kind and considerate care.

Memorials may be made to Gideons International, PO Box 140800, Nashville, TN 37214-0800

"Now I am in heaven. There are no words to describe where I am spending all eternity. You will understand some day if you, too, will accept Jesus Christ as your personal savior. May God bless you."

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Previous Events

Visitation

Wednesday

30

Aug

6:00 PM 8/30/2017 6:00:00 PM - 8:00 PM 8/30/2017 8:00:00 PM
Johnson Family Funeral Home - Stuart

123 North Second Street
Stuart, IA 50250

Johnson Family Funeral Home - Stuart
123 North Second Street Stuart 50250 IA
United States

Service

Thursday

31

Aug

10:00 AM 8/31/2017 10:00:00 AM
First Congregational Church

224 North Division Street
Stuart, IA 50250

First Congregational Church
224 North Division Street Stuart 50250 IA
United States

Graveside

Thursday

31

Aug

12:30 PM 8/31/2017 12:30:00 PM
Iowa Veterans Cemetery

34024 Veterans Memorial Dr
Adel, IA 50003

Iowa Veterans Cemetery
34024 Veterans Memorial Dr Adel 50003 IA
United States

Cemetery Details

Location

Iowa Veterans Cemetery Final Resting Place

34024 Veterans Memorial Dr
Adel, IA 50003

34024 Veterans Memorial Dr Adel 50003 IA
United States
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