Loren Juntunen
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Juntunen, Loren

Loren Jacob Juntunen, 81, Lawrence, passed away on Monday, June 08, 2015, following a courageous battle with Parkinson's disease and brain cancer. Loren was born on January 6th, 1934 in Perth, North Dakota to the late Jacob and Hilma Juntunen. In 1956, he married Lyla Jean Asmundson. He was drafted into the U.S. Army in 1956, and recalled in 1961. He served his country for three years.

Loren graduated from the University of North Dakota with a degree in marketing. He worked for the JC Penny Company for his entire career. Loren's career took them to various cities throughout the Midwest where they eventually settled in Green Bay for retirement. He had a happy retirement enjoying his grandchildren, golfing, and gardening.

He is survived by his loving wife, Lyla; four children: Eric and Shawn (Smith) Juntunen, Andrea and Andy Joswiak, Sara and Geno McKenna, Peter and Kristine (Pinkert) Juntunen; grandchildren: Jacob Juntunen and fiancé Kayla Kuntz, Justin Juntunen, Amelia Joswiak and special friend Mitch Lang, Wyatt Joswiak, Evan Juntunen, Molly McKenna, Lauren Juntunen, Elizabeth McKenna, David McKenna, Henry McKenna, Reagan Juntunen; two sisters: Ailie Anderson and Norma Petsinger.

He was preceded in death by parents, four brothers: George, Arvin, Leslie, and Eldon Juntunen; two sisters: Ellen Juntunen, and Leah Frick; mother and father-in-law, Julius and Christine (Christianson) Asmundson; granddaughter, Alivia Jean Joswiak.

Family and friends may call at Ascension Lutheran Church, 2911 Libal St, Green Bay, on Saturday, June 13th, from 10:00 a.m. until the time of service at 11:00 a.m. with Rev. Lori Swenson, officiating. Cotter Funeral Home and Crematory is assisting the family. Online condolences may be expressed at www.cotterfuneralhome.com

In lieu of flowers, memorials can be made out to the following: American Cancer Society, The Michael J. Fox Foundation for Parkinson's Research, and SIDS.

The family wishes to thank the many healthcare providers, friends, and acquaintances who have shared their time, thoughts, and prayers.




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Published in Green Bay Press-Gazette from Jun. 9 to Jun. 10, 2015.
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June 19, 2015
Dear Lyla, I am so sorry to hear of Loren's passing. We had many good times with you during our Penney years and we remember him fondly. Please accept my condolences. Pete is in the care of Hospice here at home so I will share this with him. Love to you and your family. Sally Hetzel
June 13, 2015
Eric, Andrea, Sara, and Pete,
i'm very sorry to hear about your dad, and my thoughts are with you. I remember your dad as a very kind and warm person anytime we played at your house or shopped at Penney's.
Mark Luetkehoelter
June 11, 2015
Sara,
I always enjoyed your dad. He was very kind to me and seemed to enjoy it when you had your friends around. I remember your family playing basketball in your driveway. It is a nice memory. My love to you, Geno, your mother and all of your family. Bless his heart.

Love,
Patty
Patty Mayers
June 11, 2015
To the Juntunen family. I am so sorry to hear of your loss! I worked for Mr Juntunen in Antigo and he was a very nice man and a very nice boss!!!
Lori Joyce
June 11, 2015
Dear Pete, Sara and family, We are so sorry to hear about your father. Please know we are keeping you in our thoughts and prayers at this difficult time. Our Deepest Sympathy, Tom, Dianne and Jacob Paplham
Tom&Dianne Paplham
June 10, 2015
Dear Sara and Geno,
I am so sorry for your loss.
Sending prayers to you & your family.
Cindy & Mike Nelson
June 10, 2015
Deepest Sympathy to all the family
Wishing you all comfort and peace
of our LORD Jesus
Ethel Raplinger
June 10, 2015
Dear Sara & Geno & family, I was heartbroken to see Loren has passed. I'm so glad for all of our holiday visits. I will miss him dearly. You've been in my thoughts & prayers.
Love, Holly
Holly Huntley
June 10, 2015
Sara & Pete - We are so sorry to hear of the loss of your father. Our thoughts and prayers are with you and the entire family as you strive for peace during this time!
Andy & Kelly Farvour
June 9, 2015
Our deepest sympathies for the Juntunen family on the loss of Loren, beloved Father, Grandfather and friend to countless others. Hold your memories close to your heart.
Love,
Dale & Darcy Wolff
Darcy Wolff
June 9, 2015
Sara and Geno,
I am so very sorry to hear about the passing of your Dad. Please know that you are in my thoughts and prayers.

Love,
Carla
Carla Byrne-Wallander
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