Edwin A. Junk

Edwin A. Junk, 79, of the town of Barton died on Saturday, April 26, 2008 at Aurora St. Luke’s Medical Center in Milwaukee.

He was born on July 20, 1928 on the family farm in the town of Barton to the late Edwin G. and Adeline (nee Reiland) Junk.

Following his marriage to Helen M. Klein on Sept. 11, 1946 at St. Mary’s Immaculate Concep-tion Catholic Church, the couple moved to West Bend until returning to the town of Barton in 1971.

Ed was employed at various places, including the former White House Milk Co. and Line Material. He also operated Jerry’s Super Service.

Following his retirement from the University of Wisconsin-Washington County, he worked at the West Bend Country Club.

In addition to spending time with his family, Ed enjoyed playing cards, especially sheepshead, being outdoors and watching and feeding birds.

Survivors include his wife, Helen; six children, Gerald (Marlene) of Riverton, Wyo., Ken of Kewaskum, Mary (Bob) Fitzpatrick of West Bend, Andrew (Bev) of Kewaskum, Dennis (Mary) of Kewaskum and Joel (special friend Jennifer Emmer) of Kewaskum; 15 grandchildren, Cheri (Bill) Haughton, Lisa (Rick) St. John, Karen Junk, Jeff Junk, Jenny (Dave) Albiero, Joanne (Joel) Tietz, Sandee (Brent) McClain, Connie (Tom) Rauch, Kim (Glen, Jr.) Schnabel, Lisa (Juan) Garcia, Jamie Junk, Melisa (Ryan) Herman, Dan Junk, Becky Junk and Jake Junk; 11 great-grandchildren, Luke and Brock Albiero, Mitchell and Brandon Tietz, Jacob and Emily Rauch, Alison McClain, Maiya Garcia, Jenny and Daniel St. John and Lisa Haughton; three sisters-in-law, Margaret Nohr of Cornell, Marion Calenberg and Rheina Klein, both of West Bend; nieces, nephews; other relatives and friends.

He was preceded in death by two sons, Lloyd and James; three daughters-in-law, Sandy, Joan and Linda; and a granddaughter, Stephanie.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be held on Wednesday, April 30, at 7 p.m. at Holy Trinity Catholic Church in Kewaskum, with Father Edwin Kornath presiding.

Burial will be at 10 a.m. Thursday in Newark Cemetery in the town of Barton.

Visitation will be at the church only on Wednesday from 3:30 until 6:45 p.m.

The Schmidt Funeral Home of West Bend is serving the family.