THE CITY REBORN FROM THE ASHES OF AMERICA'S MOST DISASTROUS FOREST FIRE
Marie K. Jung
Issue Date: July 19, 2017
Marie K. Jung, 90, of Howard, formerly of Oconto Falls, passed away Friday evening, July 14 at home.
Born Oct. 19, 1926, in Green Lake to Rev. Erdmann and Katherine (Schwartz) Pankow, she was baptized as a child of God days later and confirmed on June 9, 1940 at Peace Ev Lutheran Church in Green Lake. She graduated from Winnebago Lutheran Academy in 1944, then moved with her family to Hustisford, where she worked at Hustisford Canning Company and then the Rein-Leitzke Company.
On Sept. 16, 1950, she married Armin Jung at Bethany Lutheran Church in Hustisford and they lived in Juneau until 1959 when they moved their family of three children to Oconto Falls.
They enjoyed traveling through northern Wisconsin, the U.P. and exploring rural areas. At a young age, she loved playing piano and organ and served as a church organist for more than 60 years, first in Green Lake and surrounding churches, then at Hustisford and finishing at St. Paul Ev. Lutheran Church in Oconto Falls when she was in her 70's.
A dedicated employee of Oconto Falls Public Schools for 22 years, she was the administrative secretary to the superintendent and school board, retiring in 1990.
She is survived by two sons and a daughter, Alan (Lorna) Jung, Aurora, Co., Linda Jung, Baraboo and Daniel Jung, Howard; a special friend, Lynn Baumgartner, Green Bay; two grandchildren; a brother, Gerald (Carol) Pankow, Waterloo; a sister-in-law, Winifred (Pankow) Denninger, Beloit; many nephews; nieces; cousins; other relatives and friends.
Along with her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband of almost 53 years, Armin Jung; two brothers, Rev. Paul Pankow and Rev. Richard Pankow; a sister-in-law, Karen (Paul) Pankow and in-laws, Ewald and Gertrude Jung.
Visitation will be held at Mt. Olive Ev. Lutheran Church in Suamico on Friday, July 21 from 11 a.m. until time of the funeral services at 1 p.m. Rev. Brad Snyder will officiate followed by burial in Woodlawn Cemetery in Oconto Falls.