Joel Rudi Junker

San Diego, California

Jan 22, 1950 – Aug 31, 2019


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Joel Rudi JunkerJoel Rudi Junker, 69, of Seattle, Washington, and Solana Beach, California, passed away on August 31, 2019.Joel was born in Eldora, Iowa, to Gordon and Anita Junker on January 22, 1950. He attended Valparaiso University, Indiana, where he was the Student Senate President, and...

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I had the prvlege of being a fellow board member of Seattle's Woodland Park Zoo with Joel at a time when it was in the throws of a huge capital imptoverment Program which place our zoo as a leader in the nation of creatng animal exhibitry than unigue in the country, if not the world....his interewst,energy and enthusiasm for the project was both infecious but most valeable in creaqting the swuccess of the proces and its effect on zoos every where....C, David Hughbanks, Seattle

I met Joel through the connection of golf, but unlike golf course connections that remain golf-centric, we were fortunate to also enjoy the connection of music. I am a jazz pianist/composer, and Joel had been thinking about writing a musical ever since his college days. When he found out I had composing abilities, he started hounding me to form a creative partnership and create a masterpiece that could successfully navigate the journey to Broadway. Lofty goal, right? Well, one thing about...

Our deepest sympathy sent with love. Prayers and blessings to all family. Jane and Dale Kelley.

Great Guy!! Fun guy to be around! Enjoyed being in high school with him!

A message to the family. The George and Marcy Stuck family would to offer are deepest Sympathy. Jennette Taylor is a cousin and we offer her our deepest condolences. He was a special person and I enjoyed his first book. God bless.✝

Rick & I are so sorry for your loss. Jeanette & Joel's Family you have our sympathy & prayers. Dear cousin we love you & we pray that Jesus gives you the strength to get through these hard days ahead, Jesus love is always with you.

Joel was a great person and friend, graduated with Joel in 1968 at Wellsburg Comm School, Wellsburg Iowa. Joel always made it back when he could to our class reunions and was a pleasure to be around when he did. Joel will be greatly missed my many. My thoughts and prayers for the family. May God bless you Joel!

Joel was always a kind-hearted gentleman who knew a lot in this industry. We will miss his smile and his whit. May we meet up yonder. God Bless.

Joels smile and zest for life will be missed by all that knew him. My sincere regrets to his loved ones for this loss.