Jack Robert Jungers passed away on Monday, July 12, 2021, in Katy, Texas, at the age of 90. He was born in Centralia, Illinois, on December 10, 1930, to Gus and Lucille Jungers. He is …
Jack Robert Jungers passed away on Monday, July 12, 2021, in Katy, Texas, at the age of 90. He was born in Centralia, Illinois, on December 10, 1930, to Gus and Lucille Jungers. He is survived by his wife of 43 years, Mary Blanche (Huff) Jungers; sister Judith Swaim; sons Joel Jungers (Lea), Jeffrey Jungers (Elizabeth), and Lindsay Jungers (Emily); stepdaughter Carla Justus (Dennis), stepson John Jordan (Connie), and stepson Jim Jordan (Sue). He is also survived by eight grandchildren, nine great-grandchildren, eleven step-grandchildren, thirteen step-great-grandchildren, and three step-great-great-grandchildren. He is preceded in death by his parents, brothers William and Kenneth Jungers, sister Wanda Hesemann, and stepson Arthur Jordan and his wife (Dee).
Jack’s entire working career was spent in the Alton Community Unit School District in Alton, Illinois, as a teacher and administrator. He graduated from Centralia Township High School and received a Bachelor’s degree in Education in 1952 and a Master’s degree in History in 1957 from Southern Illinois University - Carbondale, graduating with high honors. He did post-graduate work at the University of Illinois and Bradley University. He was a member of Phi Kappa Phi, National Honor Society, and Phi Mu Alpha, a national music fraternity. He was a member and past president of the Gateway East Chapter of Phi Delta Kappa; a life member of the National Education Association; and served as President of the Alton Education Association.
Jack was active in various musical groups and choirs beginning in high school and continuing in college as a member of the Madrigal Singers. He was often a soloist for weddings and church worship services. He also sang in a number of church choirs and the Houston Senior Choir. A lifelong member of the Christian Church, he was, at the time of his death, an active member of Grace Christian Church, now Current - A Christian Church in Katy, Texas.
The family will receive friends from 2:30 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. on Sunday, July 18, 2021, at Current - A Christian Church, where funeral services will be held at 3:30 p.m. on Sunday with Pastor Darren Walters officiating. Interment will follow at Katy Magnolia Cemetery.
Those wishing to make memorial gifts may do so to Current - A Christian Church, 26600 Westheimer Pkwy, Katy, Texas 77494.
Condolences may be expressed at www.SchmidtFuneralHome.net.
Funeral services held under the direction of:
Schmidt Funeral Home
1344 W. Grand Parkway South
Katy, Texas 77494