Harry John Junge, 87, of New Athens, IL; born on February 23, 1929 in Baldwin, IL; passed away on Sunday, October 9, 2016 at the New Athens Home for the Aged in New Athens, IL.
Mr. Junge was a coal miner and retired from Peabody Coal Company after 34 years. He was a member of St. Paul Lutheran Church. He was a United States Army Veteran serving in Berlin, Germany during the Korean War. He was a member of the V.F.W. Post 7710; American Legion Post 619; and a proud member of the U.M.W.A. Harry was a very hard worker and after retirement he worked part time driving trucks for Professional Metal Works. Harry also enjoyed bowling, playing cards and tending to his cows.
He was preceded in death by his parents – Ernst and Mathilda, nee Heinemann, Junge. Three brothers – Arlin Junge; Melvin Junge; Ralph Junge.
He is survived by his loving wife – Anona, nee Deichmann, Junge whom he married on November 14, 1953 in New Athens, IL. His sons – James (Julie) Junge of Chattanooga, TN; Gary (Nancy) Junge of New Athens, IL; Steven (Terri) Junge, Sr. of New Athens, IL; Michael (Pamela) Junge of New Athens, IL. His grandchildren – Stephanie (Ryan) Ahern of Glen Ellyn, IL; Jessica (Bob) Smith of Smithton, IL; Steven (Tessa) Junge, Jr. of O’Fallon, IL; John (Anne) Junge of Belleville, IL; Dr. Travis Junge of Misawa AFB, Japan; Justin (Lindsey) Junge of Freeburg, IL; Nicholas Junge of New Athens, IL; Ben Junge of Swansea, IL; Taylor Junge of New Athens, IL; Ed (Ruth) White of Brighton, IL; Martin (Kacie) White of New Athens, IL. His great-grandchildren – Cole Junge; Regan Ahern; R.J. Ahern; Logan Smith; Lilli Smith; Chase Junge; Austin Junge; Camden Junge; Carter Junge; Savannah White; Grady White. Three sisters-in-law – Dorothy Junge; Eileen Junge and Evelyn Junge.
Memorials may be made to St. Paul Lutheran Church or the New Athens Home for the Aged.
Visitation: Friends may call at St. Paul Lutheran Church in New Athens, IL on Wednesday, October 12, 2016 from 10:00am to 2:00pm.
Funeral: Services will be held at St. Paul Lutheran Church in New Athens, IL on Wednesday, October 12, 2016 at 2:00pm with Rev. John Lukomski officiating.
Interment: Burial will be held in Oak Ridge Cemetery in New Athens, IL.
Heil-Schuessler Funeral Home in New Athens, IL is in charge of arrangements.