Richard H. Jung

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Richard H. Jung

Richard H. Jung, 102, of Sheboygan, passed away peacefully Monday evening, June 25, 2012, at the Sheboygan Senior Community where he had been living for the past three years.

Mr. Jung was born September 8, 1909, in Sheboygan, a son of the late Alfred and Bertha (Kohl) Jung. He attended Trinity Lutheran School, and he graduated from Sheboygan High School in 1927. Mr. Jung earned a degree in journalism from the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, in 1931. He returned to Sheboygan for a few years to work in his father's clothing store and at Sheboygan Memorial Hospital. Then he earned a doctorate degree in law from the University of Wisconsin, Madison. Following graduation he was employed as a law book editor for West Publishing in St. Paul, Minnesota. After serving in the U.S. Army, Mr. Jung earned a master's degree in social work from The University of Chicago. Beginning in 1947, he was employed as a social worker in Sheboygan County until his retirement in 1974. After his retirement, he continued working as a volunteer social worker for the next 25 years.

Mr. Jung served in the U.S. Army from 1942 to 1945. He was trained for the intelligence service and served first in the United States and then in Germany as a Master Sergeant. When the war ended, he returned to civilian life instead of taking an officer's commission and remaining in Germany.

Mr. Jung was devoted to his profession and to caring for family members and friends including his father, brother Carl, two maiden aunts, and the family's aged housekeeper.

Mr. Jung was baptized and confirmed at Trinity Lutheran Church where he was a lifelong member. He served his church in various ways from leading Bible studies to serving on committees and other church projects. He delivered Meals on Wheels for more than 20 years and devoted many joyful hours to the Evening Optimist Club, where he earned the distinction of being the oldest charter member in the Midwest. Mr. Jung supported Big Brothers and Big Sisters, The Salvation Army, and other local organizations as well as many other religious and human rights organizations throughout the United States.

Mr. Jung enjoyed traveling with friends and his brother Robert and visited most major attractions in the United States, Europe, North Africa, Hawaii, Mexico, and the Caribbean.

Mr. Jung is survived by his brother Robert's two children James Jung (special friend Dorothea Jacobson-Wenzel), Evanston, Illinois, and Jennifer (Dale) Johnson, Corpus Christi, Texas; by his brother Carl's son Jay Jung, Colorado Springs, Colorado; by his uncle Otto Jung's grandson, Otto Henry (Eleanor) Jung; by his uncle Henry Kohl's grandson David (Cheryl); and by other relatives and friends.

In addition to his parents, Mr. Jung was preceded in death by his brother Robert and his wife Virginia (Kroos) and their son John; by his brother Carl and his wife Delores (Langner); and by his sister Julia and her husband Walter Scott and their children Barbara Lasky and Walter (Chicago).

The family would like to extend a special thank you to the staff at the Sheboygan Senior Community for their compassionate care of Mr. Jung.

Visitation for Mr. Jung will take place at Trinity Lutheran Church, 824 Wisconsin Avenue, Sheboygan, from 9 a.m. to 11 a.m. on Saturday, June 30. The funeral service will be held at 11 a.m. at Trinity with Pastor John Berg officiating. Full military honors accorded by VFW Post #9156 will immediately follow the service. Burial will take place at 10 a.m. on Monday, July 2, at Sunrise Memorial Gardens, 7411 Sauk Trail Road, Sheboygan.

A memorial fund has been established in Mr. Jung's name for Trinity Lutheran Church and School.

Mr. Jung will be fondly remembered as a gentleman, a scholar, a kind and caring man, a patriotic World War II veteran, and a devout Christian.



Published in Sheboygan Press from June 28 to June 30, 2012
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