Eric Juenge

Print Obituary
Eric C. Juenge, 97, of Anna, IL, born January 12, 1927, in Weehawken, NJ, died Thursday, April 11, 2024, at Anna Veterans Home, Anna, IL.

Mr. Juenge was a World War II United States Army veteran. He graduated from New York University. After graduation he became a professor at Pittsburg State University. In later years, he worked as a chemical research supervisor for the FDA and USDA, retiring in 1980. Eric was a former member of the Moose Club and a lifetime member of the VFW Post 1739, Belleville, IL. He was an avid musician and loved to perform in venues around the Belleville area.

He was preceded in death by his son, William Juenge; his father, Eric Juenge; his mother, Elsie, nee Ostwald, Genser; and his half-sister, Bonnie Derr.

He is survived by his two daughters, Judy (John) Prince and Debbie (Ken) Garner; two grandchildren, Eric (Kim) Prince and Kendra (Ben) Clark; three great-grandchildren, Harper, Lillian, and Annabelle; and his dear companion, Roberta “Bobby” Rowden.

Eric loved life, learning, music, and people. He will be sorely missed.

Memorials may be made to New York University or to Anna Veterans Home, Anna, IL. Condolences may be expressed to the family online at

Funeral: A graveside service will be held at 11:00 a.m. Friday, April 26, 2024, at Jefferson Barracks National Cemetery, St. Louis, MO.

Burial with full military honors will be at Jefferson Barracks National Cemetery, St. Louis, MO.



1 Comment on Eric Juenge

Jo & Lyle Rowden said : Guest Report Apr 25, 2024 at 7:14 PM

Eric was such a joy to be around he loved to dance and entertain and loved going on cruises with Miss Bobby he will be greatly missed

  • Belleville
  • Il

Add Public Condolence

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked.