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Arnolds Park, Iowa, formerly Sioux City

William E. Junge, 80, of Arnolds Park, formerly of Sioux City, passed away Saturday, March 10, 2018.

Services will be 11 a.m. Thursday at Meyer Brothers Morningside Chapel. Burial will be at Memorial Park Cemetery. Visitation will be one hour prior to the service time at the funeral home. Online condolences may be directed to meyerbroschapels.com.

William was born on April 19, 1937, the son of William and Elizabeth (Kersbergen) Junge, in Le Mars, Iowa. He graduated from Central High School in 1955 and enlisted in the U.S. Navy shortly after graduation. He served a total of 34 years, active and reserves, in the military retiring as master chief.

Bill married Coline “Pat” Easley on Jan. 19, 1963. She passed away Aug. 30, 1996. Bill spent time in Westfield, Iowa and Akron, Iowa before settling in Hawarden, Iowa where he lived from 1981 to 2002. Bill married Barbara Taylor on Feb. 14, 2002, in Sioux City. They made their home in Arnolds Park, Iowa.

Bill worked for North American Manufacturing and Linweld as a service technician specializing in electricity.

He enjoyed reading, hunting, fishing, photography, cooking and bluegrass music.

He was an active member of the American Legion Timpe Post #23 in Spirit Lake, Iowa. He was on the funeral committee and was recognized as the Legionnaire of the Year in 2010.

Bill is survived by his wife, Barbara Junge; four children, Angie Branum, Randy (Elvena) Springer, Curtis (Jane) Junge and Chris Junge; one brother, Gary (Judy) Junge; sisters-in-law, Bonnie Junge, Kay Smith and Karen Ritzer; six grandchildren; 11 great-grandchildren; and one great-great-grandson.

He was preceded in death by his parents; first wife, Coline; two brothers, Robert and Kenneth; and son-in-law, Barney Branum.

In lieu of flowers, all memorials can be directed to the Lakes Regional Healthcare hospital and hospice.

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