Mark Junker

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Mark Junker, 77, of Swansea, IL, born December 9, 1941, in Belleville, IL, died Monday, February 4, 2019, at The Colonnade Senior Living, O’Fallon, IL.

Mr. Junker worked as a senior technician for Lucent Technologies before his retirement.  He was a member of the Cathedral Alumni Association and was a member of St. Mary’s Catholic Church, Belleville, IL. Mark was a member of the men’s club at the church.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Roland and Mary Ellen, nee Wagner, Junker; a brother, David Junker; and a brother-in-law, Frank Geolat.

Surviving are his wife of 56 years, Mary Ellen, nee Morck, Junker, whom he married on April 28, 1962, at St. Mary’s Catholic Church, Belleville, IL;
three sons, Jeffrey (Beth) Junker of Belleville, IL, Kurt (Renee) Junker of Swansea, IL, and Bradley Junker (Eddie Inlow) of Caseyville, IL;
one daughter, Lori Lynn (David) Zeiter of Belleville, IL;
eight grandchildren, Ellie, Cole, and Brooke Junker, Zachary and Zoe Zeiter, Taylor and Grant Junker, and Oliver Junker Inlow;
three brothers, Michael (Mary Jo) Junker of Ruma, IL, Stephen (Jacquie) Junker of Belleville, IL, Gregory (Renee) Junker of Belleville, IL;
two sisters, Janice Geolat of Hecker, IL, Sue Ellen (Larry) Christ of Burlington, IA;
a sister-in-law, Judy Junker of Littleton, CO;
and numerous nieces and nephews.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Siteman Cancer Research Center for prostate or breast cancer research. Condolences may be expressed to the family online at www.rennerfh.com.

Visitation:  Friends may visit with the family from 4 to 8 p.m. Friday, February 8, 2019, at George Renner & Sons Funeral Home, Belleville, IL, and from 9 to 10 a.m. Saturday, February 9, 2019, at St. Mary Catholic Church, Belleville, IL.

Funeral:  A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 10 a.m. Saturday, February 9, 2019, at St. Mary Catholic Church, Belleville, IL, with Father Nicholas Junker officiating. Cremation services will follow the Mass.

Burial will be at Green Mount Catholic Cemetery, Belleville, IL, at a later date.

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16 Comments on Mark Junker

Jeneen Baker said : Guest Report Feb 08, 2019 at 9:51 PM

Dear Mary Ellen and family, My deepest sympathy on your loss. He was a great neighbor for many years. My thought and prayers are with you and your family.

  • Swansea
  • IL
Vanessa Stellern said : Guest Report Feb 07, 2019 at 10:05 PM

Dear Lori and Family, My deepest sympathies. My thoughts and prayers are with you. Vanessa Stellern

  • Belleville
  • IL
Richard Thomason said : Guest Report Feb 07, 2019 at 10:00 PM

Dear Mary Ellen and family. I have many great memories of Mark from working with him for many years. He had a smile that would light up the room.

  • Collinsville
  • Illinois
Paul & Angie Rogers said : Guest Report Feb 07, 2019 at 9:23 PM

Our deepest sympathies go out to the whole Junker clan as this beloved Husband, Father, Grandfather, Brother, Uncle & friend goes home to GLORY. We are praying for the Lord's peace and comfort for you all in this time of great loss. Love, Angie, Paul & Collin Rogers - Bill, Nicole & Isabelle Hartley.

  • Fairbanks
  • Alaska
Regina Birch said : Guest Report Feb 07, 2019 at 4:04 PM

Brad, I'm really sorrow for your loss. I too lost my father from cancer at what seems like a young age. I'm on my knees praying for you and your family.

  • Alton
  • Illinois
Cathie gimber said : Guest Report Feb 07, 2019 at 2:02 PM

Dear Mary Ellen and family, I’m sorry for your loss. I hope you and your family remember all the wonderful memories you have shared over the years and with time you will overcome your grief. 💕

  • Lakeland
  • Fl
Ellen Cugier said : Guest Report Feb 07, 2019 at 12:28 PM

I’m so sorry for your loss Lori. You and your family will be in my prayers. Peace ❤️

  • Ofallon
  • Illinois
Davis&Janice Bassler said : Guest Report Feb 06, 2019 at 11:58 PM

All of the Junker is in our thoughts and prayers. You are a blessed family.

  • Swansea
  • Il
Mary Jo Guinn said : Guest Report Feb 06, 2019 at 11:17 PM

We send our deepest condolences on Mark’s passing. Our prayers are with you all during this difficult time. Mary Jo

  • Troy
  • Illinois
Fred & Pat Riggle said : Guest Report Feb 06, 2019 at 8:46 PM

Dear Mary Ellen & Family, Mark and your family have been special friends of ours for a long time and we hurt as you all hurt. It is comforting to know he is with our Lord. God Bless you all. Much love.

  • New Orleans
  • LA
GloriannM M Nowland said : Guest Report Feb 06, 2019 at 6:35 PM

MaryEllen and family, sending my deepest sympathy to you and your family. So sorry for your loss. My husband Dean Nowland worked with Mark and he passed away 10-19-18. He always spoke well about Mark.

  • Godfrey
  • IL
Harry Pogue said : Guest Report Feb 06, 2019 at 6:11 PM

Mary Ellen & family, I have fond memories of Mark from working with him over the years with the telephone company. God bless Mark and your family as you go through the grieving process.

  • Effingham
  • Illinois
Gary Schneider said : Guest Report Feb 06, 2019 at 6:06 PM

Mary Ellen and family sending my deepest sympathy to you on Marks passing. So sorry for your loss.

  • Springfield
  • Illinois
elaine hanradt said : Guest Report Feb 06, 2019 at 2:14 PM

Janice, Sue, Mike, Steve, and Greg so sorry for your loss my thoughts and prayers are with you at this time. Elaine Dintelmann Hanradt

  • Belleville
  • IL
David Voelker said : Guest Report Feb 06, 2019 at 11:52 AM

Dear Mary Ellen and Kids - I remember Mark as a soft-spoken, kind gentleman. fr dave voelker

  • Colorado Springs
  • CO
Laurie Eisenhauer said : Guest Report Feb 05, 2019 at 8:55 PM

Dear Lori and Family, So many good memories of our grade school days come flooding back remembering playing together and spending time at each others homes. I will always remembering your kind and patient dad. Tell lots of stories and speak of him tons--and he will stay close to you always. Much love -- Laurie

  • Belleville
  • IL

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