Eleanor was born and raised on her family’s farm in St. Clair County where she worked hard with her parents, siblings and uncles. She attended the country school and later graduated from Belleville Township High School. She moved to Belleville when she married Harvey W. Jung on June 15, 1938. Together they raised three children and had a good life together.
Being an avid card player, Eleanor belonged to four card clubs and had many life-long friends she enjoyed spending time with. Quilting and handiwork were other great interests and she made sure all her children and grandchildren had a sampling of her work. She loved to cook and bake, was a do-or-die Cardinals baseball fan, and was active in mother’s clubs when her children were young.
Eleanor was preceded in death by her husband, Harvey W. Jung who died August 19, 1965; one son, Richard H. Jung; her parents, Fredrick and Emelia, nee Wagner, Schad; one brother, Donald Schad; and one sister, Marie Erwin.
Surviving are one daughter, Karen L. (Robert) Fries of Belleville, IL;
one son, Curt A. (Penny) Jung of Belleville, IL;
and four grandchildren, Jenifer (Scott) Hood,
Matthew (Amy) Fries;
Ryan (Emily) Jung,
and Brad Jung;
and three great-grandchildren, Noah Fries, Ben Hood, and Evan Fries.
The family would like to thank all who cared for Eleanor through the years.
The Jung family prefers memorials be made to the Belleville Area Humane Society or to Family Hospice. Condolences may be expressed to the family online at www.rennerfh.com.
Visitation: Friends may visit with the family from 10 a.m. to 11 a.m. Thursday, October 6, 2016, at George Renner & Sons Funeral Home, Belleville, IL.
Funeral: Funeral services will be at 11 a.m. Thursday, October 6, 2016, at George Renner & Sons Funeral Home, Belleville, IL with Fr. Clyde Grogan officiating.
Burial will be at Green Mount Catholic Cemetery, Belleville, IL.
Karen, Curt and families, I was very sorry to hear of Eleanor’s passing. When I saw this it reminded me of the years as a kid I spent with you guys at the Ozarks and many other gatherings at the farm. My thoughts and prayers are with you. Please except my sympathy. Sincerely, Mark Forcade
Mark Forcade, Smithton, IL, 62285