Robert W. Junge, 80, of New Athens, IL, born April 26, 1941 in St. Louis, MO, passed away Sunday August 1, 2021 at the New Athens Home for the Aged in New Athens. He was a U.S. Army veteran and member of the New Athens Commercial Club. He had worked as a loan officer for a local bank, an insurance agent and a school bus driver for the New Athens #60 school district. He loved golfing, deer hunting and an avid racing fan having attended the Indy 500 56 times.
Mr. Junge was preceded in death by his parents; Walter and Mildred (Kropp) Junge and his sister; Carol Jean Sminchak.
Robert is survived by his wife; Lucy J. (Wunderlich) Junge of New Athens, who he married on May 1, 1965 at St. Joseph Church in Neier, MO, one son; Greg (Noelle) Junge of St. Jacob, IL, two grandchildren; Kristin and David Junge, 2 nieces; Deborah Diecker and Cherri Bogaski and two nephews; Mike Manbeck and Mark Walls.
Memorials in Robert’s honor may be made to the Belleville Area Humane Society.
In keeping with Mr. Junge’s wishes, cremation will take place.
Visitation: Friends and family may gather from 10 a.m. until 12 p.m. on Saturday August 28, 2021 at Heil-Schuessler Funeral Home in New Athens, IL.
Memorial Service; Services will begin at 12 p.m. on Saturday August 28, 2021 at Heil-Schuessler Funeral Home in New Athens, IL with dear family friend Jeff Thornton officiating.