Leo Jung


August 9, 2023

Leo Jung

Leo Jung, 94, of Roscoe, passed away peacefully at his daughter's home on Wednesday, August 2, 2023.

Funeral Service for Leo Jung will be held at 11 a.m. on Wednesday, August 9, 2023, at St. John's Lutheran Church, Hosmer, with Pastor Janet Sandmeier officiating.

Burial will be at Bethany Cemetery following the funeral.

A time of fellowship and luncheon will follow the burial at the church hall.

Visitation was Tuesday, August 8, at the funeral home in Ipswich with a prayer service at 7 p.m.  Visitation continues one hour before the funeral at the church.

Leo Jung was born May 21, 1929, to Emil and Emma (Gramm) Jung on a farm eight miles east of Hosmer. He grew up there and attended rural school through eighth grade. Leo was drafted to service in the Army in July 1951. He was stationed in Korea, and discharged in June 1953.

Leo was united in marriage to Lorraine Forkel on October 16, 1953. They lived on a farm 15 miles southeast of Hosmer where they raised five children: Larry, Linda, Lora, Linnet, and Luanne. They lived on the farm for 70 years, before moving to town in May 2023.

In addition to farming, Leo worked at Safeguard Industries from 1966 to 1992. He retired from full-time farming shortly after but continued to help his nephew, Glenn, on his farm.

Along with farming, Leo enjoyed spending time with family, playing cards, listening to country and old-time music, dancing waltzes and polkas, coaxing a smile out of any small child he met, and helping Lorraine provide daycare for their great nieces and nephews: Tyler, Jessie, Shane, and Carly.

Leo is survived by his wife of nearly 70 years, Lorraine; children, Larry (Cindy) Jung, Linda Studnicka, Lora (Kim) Jundt, Linnet (Marty McGuire) Jung, and Luanne (Ron) Kroll; grandchildren, Justin (Karen) Jung, Daniel (Jennifer) Jung, Lucas (Kathryn) Jung, Erica Studnicka, Amanda (Ryan) Janish, Ryan (Alexandra Kurilla) Jundt, Brittany (Johnny) Bergeson, Casey (Steve) Johnston, and Parker Kroll; two step-grandchildren, Rob Studnicka and Lucas McGuire; great-grandchildren, Jordan, Morgan, and Jameson Jung, Eleanor and Samuel Janish, Greyson, Rollin, and AJ Bergeson, and Allie and Mica Johnston; brothers, LeRoy (Peggy) Jung and Ben (Betty) Jung; sister-in-law, Ramona Jung; many nieces, nephews, great-nieces, and great-nephews.

Leo was preceded in death by his parents, Emil and Emma Jung; brothers, Melvin Jung and Alton Jung as well as two in infancy; and son-in-law Ray Studnicka.

Memorials may be sent to St. John's Lutheran Church in Hosmer, 1948 Chapman Ave, Hosmer, SD, 57448.

Schriver Funeral Home of Ipswich, 720 6th Street, Ipswich, is in charge of arrangements.  Family and friends may sign the online guestbook at http://www.schriverfuneralhome.com.


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