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Jun Shiosaki


1924 - 2015 Obituary Condolences
Jun Shiosaki Obituary
Jun Shiosaki died peacefully at The Willows May 23, 2015, following an extended period of illness resulting from congestive heart failure.
He was born June 6, 1924 in Lamont, Idaho, to Itsu Hama and Kiich Shiozaki. He moved to Blackfoot in 1933 where, except for his military service, he remained until his death.
In his youth, Jun was active in softball, basketball, Glee Club, and student government. In 1942, he graduated from Blackfoot High School with honors. The Salutatorian was bestowed upon him at the age of 78 in a special ceremony at Blackfoot High School in 2003.
Jun worked for Stephen¹s Cleaners until he was drafted on July 8, 1944.
Jun completed his basic training at Camp Blanding in Florida. In January 1945, he was assigned to ³A² Company 100th Infantry Battalion as First
Scout and fought on the front line.  He was honorably discharged in July of 1946. He was awarded the Regimental Crest, Presidential Unit Citation,
Combat Infantryman¹s Badge, Sharp Shooters Badge, Good Conduct Medal, the AR 600-08 Victory Medal, European African Middle Eastern Campaign Medal,
the Bronze Star, the French Certificate of Appreciation, and in 2010 the Congressional Gold Medal.  Between 1962 and 1975, Jun was appointed to the Local Board #6 of the United States Selective Service. In 1976, he
received a Certificate of Appreciation signed by President Ford. Jun was a lifetime member of the American Legion, Stewart Hoover Post 23.
After the military, Jun worked as a body man with his brother Hero for the Chevrolet dealership, and then in 1952 joined his brother Mike in the dry cleaning business. Together, they owned and operated Jet Cleaners until 1964. In July 1964, Jun went to work for Westinghouse Electric Corporation at the Naval Reactors Facility.  He retired as a Quality Control Inspector in 1992.
Jun married the love of his life, Veda "Vickie: Gay Phipps September 24, 1969 in Elko, Nevada and took on the responsibility of raising her two children. Denise and Brian.  Lisa Jun Shiosaki was born November 20, 1970.
Jun was a loving husband and a wonderful father and grandfather to nine grandchildren. Jun was a member of the Japanese American Veterans Association, the Japanese American Citizens League, and an active member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.
Jun was a well-known photographer. His career as a photographer started in high school and developed into a successful business. In 1998, Jun lobbied the legislature and assisted the Idaho Counselors Association in passing the Practice Act and in 1999 was appointed by Governor Kempthorne to the Idaho State Counselors Licensing Board.  In 2003, he received Advocate of the Year Award by the Idaho Counseling Association. He was later appointed
and served as a public member on the Chiropractor Licensing Board.
He is survived by his wife of Blackfoot, Vickie Shiosaki; daughter, Denise Reese, Shelley, Idaho; son, Brian Kelly (Dana) Shiosaki , Beaverton, Oregon; and
daughter, Lisa Jun Olsen, (Garth) Idaho Falls, Idaho; brother, Hero Shiosaki of Blackfoot, Idaho; nine grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by his parents Itsu and Kiich; sister, Toshiko Kishi; and brother, Mike Shiosaki.
A funeral service will be held at 11 a.m. on Friday, May 29, 2015 at the Blackfoot 9th Ward LDS Chapel.  Family will meet with friends and relatives from 6 to 8 p.m. on Thursday, May 28, 2015 at Hawker
Funeral Home, 132 South Shilling Avenue in Blackfoot and for one hour prior to services at the church.  Interment will follow at the Grove City Cemetery with military honors.  
Condolences may be sent to the family
online at www.hawkerfuneralhome.com.
Published in The Morning News on May 29, 2015
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