Oct. 12, 1930 - Dec. 1, 2016
Fred went home to be with his Lord and Savior on December 1, 2016. He was 86. Fred was born to Karl and Myrtle Junker on October 12, 1930 in Eureka, South Dakota. He spent most of his life in Stockton. Fred served his country in the Navy for 20 years. He was a navigator and aircraft mechanic. He served in the Korean and Vietnam Wars.
Fred later worked for the Yellow Pages and then Tusco Casting where he had many friends and was loved by all. He was a devout Christian and member of Michigan Heights Baptist Church. Fred was an avid outdoorsman. He loved deer and elk hunting with the Junker family. He planned his camping trips months in advance and especially enjoyed the summer trips to PiPi Valley. Fred was an old school military, no nonsense man. He had a sense of humor like no other. His laugh was distinct and from the heart. Once you met him (or heard his laugh!) you could never forget him. He was truly special and loved. He will be greatly missed.
Fred was survived by his wife Jackie; sons, Rick (Nancy) Junker, Ron (Sandy) Junker; daughters, Cathy (John) Eldredge, Sherry (John) Liles, and Jeanne (Larry) Spinelli; brother Mike (Cheryl) Junker and sister Marilyn (Bernie) Daviner. He had 15 grand-children, 28 great grandchildren and 3 great-great grandchildren. Last but not least, his beloved fur baby, Susie. He was preceded in death by his father and mother, sister Virginia Sweigart, niece Renee Davis, grandsons Dylan Spinelli and Colin Liles.
Services will be held January 8, 2017 at 3:00 pm at Michigan Heights Baptist Church, Stockton; Committal: January 9, 2017 at 1:00 pm at San Joaquin National Cemetery. Gustine, CA.
Published in The Record on Jan. 7, 2017.