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Richard Wallace 'Dick' Jungers

RONAN — Richard Wallace "Dick" Jungers, 74, passed away at home on Sunday, Jan. 3, 2010 after a five-year battle with lung disease.

He was born Nov. 13, 1935 in Missoula to Wallace Jones and Sybil Jungers. He was raised and attended school in Missoula and Florence, where he met and married his high school sweetheart, Thelma Martin.

They were married for 55 years and lived in Missoula for 18 years. Dick worked for the Coca Cola Company for 20 years. They moved to Ronan in 1968, where they eventually bought the Pheasant Lounge. They sold the business in 2002 after 29 years and retired.

They had five children and also raised one grandchild. 

Dick was an avid fisherman and considered any day fishing a good day. He was involved in the high school wrestling program, which he truly enjoyed. He seldom missed a match. 

He was also a lifelong Grizzly fan.

He was on the Ronan city council for five years. Dick was a proud Irishman and, along with Carlene Bockman and Kevin Templer, held the first St. Patrick's Day Parade in 1988.

Dick was preceded in death by his parents, Sybil and his adopted father Vic Jungers, and his oldest son, Richard (Richey) Jungers.

He is survived by his devoted wife, Thelma, and their children Terry (and Mike) Wagner of Rapid City, S.D.; Sandy Jungers of Crabtree, Ore.; Laurie (and Ron) Morgan of Missoula, Mont.; Mike (and Aow) Jungers of Lacey, Wash.; his brother, Vic (Tony) and Donna Jungers of Billings, Mont.

They have 10 grandchildren and 13 great-grandchildren and many beloved nephews, nieces and cousins. 

Rosary will be held Friday, Jan. 8 at 7 p.m. in the St. Ignatius Mission Catholic Church. Funeral services will be held Saturday, Jan. 9 at 10:30 a.m. in the Mission Catholic Church. 

A reception will be held at 1 p.m. at the Ronan Community Center. This will be a potluck with BYOB.

Memorial donations may be made to the Ronan Wrestling Club, 47123 Hughes Rd., Ronan, MT 59864.

 

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