Mr. Jung had currently been self-employed, working in construction, remodeling, and repairs. In years prior, he had been a farmer. He was a member of St. Augustine of Canterbury Catholic Church, Hecker, IL, and the St. Clair County Angler’s Club. Joe was an avid fisherman, racoon hunter, and a master furniture craftsman. He enjoyed camping and four-wheeling with his family and friends, and especially valued time with his family.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Jerome and Eleanora, nee Hinrichs, Jung; a brother, Jim Jung; and a brother-in-law, Vince Aiello.
Surviving are his wife of 43 years, Laurel, nee Gonstal, Jung, whom he married August 24, 1974;
his daughter, Dr. Ellen (Mike) Middendorf of Waterloo, IL;
two grandchildren, Josh and Riley Middendorf;
two sisters, Margie (Larry) Simonin and Rosemary Aiello;
a brother, Jerry (Carline) Jung;
a sister-in-law, Joan Jung;
nieces and nephews;
brothers-in-law and sisters-in-law;
Memorials may be made to Hospice of Southern Illinois. Condolences may be expressed to the family online at www.rennerfh.com.
Visitation: Friends may call from 4 to 8 p.m. Tuesday, May 29, 2018, at George Renner & Sons Funeral Home, Freeburg, IL, and from 9:30 to 10:30 a.m. Wednesday, May 30, 2018, at St. Augustine of Canterbury Catholic Church, Hecker, IL.
Funeral: A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 10:30 a.m. Wednesday, May 30, 2018, at St. Augustine of Canterbury Catholic Church, Hecker, IL, with Fr. Von Deeke and Fr. Stan Konieczny concelebrating.
Burial will be at St. Joseph Catholic Cemetery, Freeburg, IL.