Dale L. Junkans

Born: Fri., Jul. 5, 1935
Died: Mon., May 7, 2018


1:00 PM to 2:00 PM, Sat., May 12, 2018
Location: United Covenant Church

Funeral Service

2:00 PM Sat., May 12, 2018
Location: United Covenant Church

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Dale L. Junkans, age 82 of Clear Lake, WI, died on Monday, May 7, 2018 at the Golden Age Manor Nursing Home in Amery.

Dale Louis Junkans was born on July 5, 1935 in Star Prairie, WI, the son of Louis & Olive (Johnson) Junkans.  He grew up in the Clear Lake area, was baptized and confirmed at Moe Lutheran Church and attended Clear Lake schools.    When Dale was 17 years old, he purchased his first can milk truck business from Bob & Mary Benson.  Over the years he bought out other routes and expanded to bulk tank route deliveries.  On April 19, 1958, Dale eloped with Fay Olson and they were   married in Mason City, Iowa.  Together they operated dairy farms in and around Clear Lake for many years and raised four children, Dean Diann, Jane & Michael.   After retiring from milk route deliveries and selling the dairy farm in 1995, Dale and Fay went to work at Fleet Farm in Oakdale, MN.  They also drove and delivered vehicles all over the country for Johnson Motors.  Dale was an avid reader and self educated in farming, business and investments.  He was also an active member of the United Covenant Church in Clear Lake.  Dale loved visiting with people and could rattle off countless Ole and Lena Jokes.  He and Fay also enjoyed camping and traveling across the country in their RV.  Together they celebrated their 60th wedding anniversary in April  at the Golden Age Manor where he had been a resident for the past year.  

He is preceded in death by his parents, Louis & Olive Junkans; brother Richard Junkans; & sister Elsie Linnell

Survived by
Fay Junkans  -  Clear Lake, WI

Sons & Daughters
Dean (Tammie) Junkans  -  St. Paul, MN
Diann (Patrick) Hinke  -  Burnsville, MN
Jane (William) Boyd  -  Aurora, IL
Michael Junkans  -  Richmond, VA

Erin (Carson) King,  Kristin Hinke, Sarah Boyd, Jonathan Boyd,
Daniel Junkans, & Kolton Junkans

Great Grandson
Graydon King

Kay (Ken) Amundsen  -  Amery, WI

Nieces, Nephews, Relatives & Friends

The family prefers memorials in lieu of flowers.  

Funeral Service  2 pm on Saturday, May 12, 2018 at the  United Covenant Church in Clear Lake,  WI

Visitation on Saturday at the  United Covenant Church  from 1 - 2 pm

Clergy  -   Rev. Dan Pearson                Music  -  Margaret Peterson  

Casketbearers  -  Erin King,  Carson King,  Kristin Hinke, Patrick Hinke, Sarah Boyd, William Boyd, Jonathan Boyd,  Daniel Junkans, & Kolton Junkans

Interment   -  Clear Lake Cemetery  -  Clear Lake, WI

Scheuermann - Hammer Funeral Home & Cremation Services -  Clear Lake, WI

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David & Rose Maus of Amery
   Posted Tue May 08, 2018
Kay and family: So sorry for your loss.

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