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Miriam K. Jung

Miriam K. Jung, nee Kunkel, 95, of Waterloo, IL, died May 31, 2020, in Red Bud, IL. She was born November 5, 1924, in Burksville, IL.

She is survived by her children Mary Kay Jung, Charles Jung, Steve Jung, Mark (Jan) Jung, Jean (Jim Gunter) Jung; grandson Jeremy Vorce; 4 great grandchildren; sister Adele (Syl) Goessling; nieces; nephews; and cousins.

Miriam is preceded in death by her husband Cletus Jung; son Joseph Jung; grandson Greg Vorce; parents Joseph & Rose (nee Kelley) Kunkel; sisters Bernadette Kunkel, Mary (George)  Siegfried, and Madonna (Vernon) Degener; brothers Robert (Alberta) and Walter (Virginia) Kunkel; brothers-in-law and sisters-in-law Rosemary (Reed) Dearing, Doris Jung, and Robert (Jane) Jung.

She was a member of SS Peter & Paul Church - Waterloo; active in the community, serving as 4-H Leader, Illinois Homemaker's Extension, and most recently on resident's board at Garden Place Senior Living. 

As an expression of sympathy the family prefers memorial contributions to: 
SS Peter & Paul Endowment Fund, SS Peter & Paul School, 
Gibault Catholic High School Endowment Fund, 
or random acts of kindness in Miriam's memory

Drive-Thru Visitation:
9 AM until 10:30 AM Friday, June 5, 2020 at Quernheim Funeral Home

Private Funeral Mass:
Father Osang Idagbo C.M. officiating
Interment at SS Peter & Paul Cemetery in Waterloo, IL

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My sincere condolences for the loss of your mother. I only met her once, but just by knowing her son, Mark, I learned she was a wonderful woman.

Beverly Richardson Jun 2 2020 12:00 AM

What a sweet lady who loved a good time with her family & friends. Raised 6 wonderful children & always had a smile & nice thing to say about everyone she met. With love,

Kathy Fernandez Jun 1 2020 12:00 AM

My condolences. What a wonderful, long life Miriam had. She was always so friendly when we saw one another and always asked about the family. A good soul. Cherish the good memories.

Steve Crook Jun 1 2020 12:00 AM